Both of these team’s season to date have been disappointing, but there is still hope to turn it around. The Browns have fired their head coach already this year and you have to believe that the Falcon’s head man has been talked about behind closed doors. Both teams do have a shot at the playoffs, but in the Browns case it is quickly dwindling.
Falcons vs. Browns Odds
The Falcons are favored to win this game by four points on the road. This year the Falcons are 3-5 against the spread while the Browns are 5-4. Look for the over under to be somewhere in the vicinity of 42 when it is released.
Spread: Falcons -4
Total: Not released
Falcons vs. Browns Head to Head
The two teams have met a total of 14 times in their history. The Browns lead the series 11-3. The last game between the two teams was in 2014, a game in which the Browns won at home over Atlanta 26-24. The last Atlanta win came back in 2010 when the Browns welcomed Atlanta for a Sunday night game. The last time the Falcons have hosted the Browns and won the game was back in 1993.
Falcons vs. Browns Stats
The Browns come into this game averaging 21.1 points a game. They move the ball on the ground pretty well by gaining 124.6 yards per game on the ground. The passing game is a work in progress with rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield at the helm. The defense isn’t too great, but it’s not awful. They allow 27.4 points a game and 438.2 yards a game. The Browns worst part of their game is the run defense. They have allowed almost 140 yards per game on the ground. The Falcons allow 28.3 points a game while scoring 28.5 points a game. The offense is a bit one dimensional as they throw for 338.1 yards a game but only rush for 92.1 yards a game. This is okay because they are able to still score points. The defense allows 427.3 yards a game and allow 318.8 yards per game through the air.
Falcons vs. Browns News
The Browns are not coming into this game as the healthiest group. They have both Denzel Ward and E.J. Gaines on the injury report at the cornerback position. They are listed as questionable, as is linebacker Christian Kirksey. The Falcons are pretty healthy with only linebacker Deion Jones listed on the injury report for the game as questionable.
Falcons vs. Browns Prediction
The Falcons are three games back in their division and really can only hope for a wildcard spot since both the Saints and the Panthers are in front of them. The Browns are looking to hold onto whatever hope that they have and can only afford to lose one more game from here on out. The Falcons have more talent in this game and Matt Ryan should be able to dictate the defense of the Browns. Look for the Falcons to win this one going away.