According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Browns are 1-point favorites against the Broncos tonight. Here is what the national and local media is saying about the Week 7 game between the Denver Broncos and the Cleveland Browns:
CBS Sports (Pete Prisco) - Broncos 24, Browns 13
The Browns are so banged up as they head into this game on a short week, which makes it tough to pick this one. They could be without quarterback Baker Mayfield, although it looks like he is leaning toward playing. They are also down a bunch of other players. The Broncos haven’t played as well as expected on defense, but I think in prime time they show up here. It’s close, with Denver pulling off a small upset.
Sporting News (Vinnie Iyer) - Browns 23, Broncos 20
The Browns have become an injury mess, from quarterback, running back, offensive line, wide receiver to defense. After being forced to deviate from their rushing offense and complementary pass defense ways, they can get back on track vs. a Denver D that’s starting to struggle in many areas under Vic Fangio. The Broncos will hang around with more steady play by Teddy Bridgewater, but in the end backup Case Keenum, a former Broncos starter, delivers a much-needed gritty win to push Cleveland back above .500 at home.
Cleveland.com (Terry Pluto) - Broncos 24, Browns 20
It’s up to Woods to find a scheme that stops all the breakdowns. The Browns brought in two key free agent defensive backs – John Johnson III and Troy Hill. They have 2018 first-rounder Denzel Ward, 2021 first-rounder Greg Newsome II, 2019 second-rounder Greedy Williams and 2020 second-rounder Grant Delpit as major additions. Too much talent for so little production. Some of that falls on Woods and his coaches. I just don’t trust the defense.
Akron Beacon Journal (Nate Ulrich) - Browns 20, Broncos 13
As banged up as the Browns are, they’re pretty healthy on defense, and the Broncos have major issues on their offensive line. This is Myles Garrett’s opportunity to steal the show in prime time.
Below are our Week 7 NFL staff picks: