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NFL: Cleveland Browns vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Preview

September 10, 2010

The Cleveland Browns will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to start off the 2010 NFL season on Sunday. Truth be told, these teams are not nearly towards the top of the NFC. This game will feature two of the teams that are expected to finish towards

the bottom of the league.

The good news for these two struggling organizations is that one of them will get to start off the season with a win. A win could go a long ways towards giving one of these teams the momentum that they need to improve upon their seasons last year.

The Browns have a very apparent problem with their team: They are starting Jake Delhomme. Delhomme was the quarterback for the Panthers for years and did not finish well. He really struggled towards the end of his tenure in Carolina and showed no signs of bouncing back. If the Browns are relying on him to win games they will be in for a long season.

It seems like the Bucs have been mired in mediocrity for years now. They have a young quarterback at the helm now that may be able to rescue them out in time. Unfortunately it does not look like he is ready to carry the team to the playoffs just yet. The Bucs will need a miracle to take place if they are to have any chance at making a playoff run in 2010.

This game will be an important one for each team and for the NFL betting odds too as they may not have many more chances at victory for the rest of the season.

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NFL Season Preview: Cleveland Browns

July 31, 2010

The Cleveland Browns are trying desperately to find something to bring success to Cleveland. They were only able to win 4 games last year and changes need to be made. Unfortunately the addition of Jake Delhomme may have been more desperate than productive.

Delhomme was once a solid quarterback for the Panthers. He was never seen as a guy that would carry the squad through the season, but he was good enough to win games if the right pieces were around him. He was not able to continue on in the pattern in the recent past in Carolina. The Browns signed him in hopes that he would bring some veteran leadership to Cleveland, but his signing might have been a bit of a stretch.

The Running game will be led by Jerome Harrison out of Washington State. Harrison has been in the league for several years now, but previous to last season he had only compiled a little more than 400 rushing yards in his career. He did manage to rush for almost 900 yards last year, but he is far from a franchise back at this point.

The Browns will probably be looking to use this year as a rebuilding year rather than a season to make a run at the playoffs. They simply do not have the talent necessary to compete in a division with so many strong teams.

The 2010 season will probably result in another draft pick in the first several picks of the NFL Draft for the Cleveland Browns.

NFL Betting Picks: Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns

September 12, 2008

The Pittsburgh Steelers visit the Cleveland Browns in a battle of AFC North division rivals on Sunday Night Football (8:15 pm ET, NBC).

Pittsburgh is a 6.5-point, -270 moneyline favorite in NFL Betting Odds at Sportingbet.com. The total is 44.5.

The Steelers are 9-1 SU and 7-2-1 ATS over the past 10 meetings. The teams last met on Nov. 11 last season, when the Steelers edged the Browns 31-28 as a 9.5-point home favorite.

The Steelers beat the Houston Texans 38-17 as a 7-point favorite last week. The score went over the total of 44. The Browns lost to 28-10 to the Dallas Cowboys as a 6-point underdog last Sunday. The score went under the total of 48.5.

Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in the past five meetings overall, and in the past five meetings in Cleveland. Seven of the past 10 meetings have gone over the total.

Pick: Steelers

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