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NFL Picks Week 12, and media picks for Browns vs. Broncos

The DBN staff predicts the Week 12 games, plus the national media make their predictions for Browns vs. Broncos.

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According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Cleveland Browns are 1.5 point underdogs against the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Here is what the national media is saying about the Week 12 game between the Browns and Broncos:

CBS Sports (Pete Prisco) - Browns 20, Broncos 12

This is suddenly a big game for both teams. The Broncos have won four straight, while the Browns are 7-3 and would be in the playoffs right now. This will be the first road start for Browns rookie quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson, which won’t be easy. But the Cleveland defense is dominant. They will shut down the Denver offense in a low-scoring game to win it.

CBS Sports (John Breech) - Browns 20, Broncos 16

Sporting News (Vinnie Iyer) - Broncos 20, Browns 17

The lock isn’t about just figuring out a heavy favorite; it is about finding the ideal number. With a lot of essential pick ‘em games this week with slight favorites, feel best about the Broncos in their particular matchup. Cleveland’s dominant defense isn’t the same on the road and that will allow Javonte Williams to get back on track running. The Broncos’ defense also has been balling on every level and will be backed again by a hostile environment. Russell Wilson won’t be outplayed by Dorian Thompson-Robinson at home as Denver stays hot.

Sporting News (Bill Bender) - Browns 17, Broncos 16

The Browns continue to win with an elite defense, but the Broncos have won four straight games. Denver has a +11 turnover margin in that streak, which includes three home victories. The Browns added Joe Flacco to the practice squad last week, but it will be Dorian Thompson-Robinson to start against the Broncos. It’s another tight game, but Cleveland finds a way on this run that is reminiscent of the “Kardiac Kids” in 1979 and 1980.

Below are our Week 12 NFL staff picks: