Cleveland @ New England
Current Records: Cleveland 5-4; New England 5-4
What to Know
After two games on the road, the New England Patriots are heading back home. They will take on the Cleveland Browns at 1 p.m. ET Sunday at Gillette Stadium. These two teams come into the contest bolstered by wins in their previous games.
While not quite a landslide, the matchup between the Patriots and the Carolina Panthers last week was still a pretty decisive one as New England wrapped it up with a 24-6 victory on the road. No one had a standout game offensively for New England, but they got scores from CB J.C. Jackson, RB Damien Harris, and TE Hunter Henry.
Meanwhile, Cleveland took their game against the Cincinnati Bengals last week by a conclusive 41-16 score. The contest was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point Cleveland had established a 34-10 advantage. Their RB Nick Chubb was on fire, rushing for two TDs and 137 yards on 14 carries. Chubb put himself on the highlight reel with a 70-yard TD scramble down the left side of the field in the third quarter.
Cleveland’s defense was a presence as well, as it got past Cincinnati’s offensive line to sack the quarterback five times for a total loss of 25 yards. The heavy lifting was done by CB Troy Hill and DE Myles Garrett, who each racked up two sacks.
This next matchup is expected to be close, with the Patriots going off at just a 2.5-point favorite. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a three-game streak of ATS wins.
The wins brought New England up to 5-4 and Cleveland to 5-4. A pair of numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: New England enters the contest having picked the ball off 13 times, good for first in the NFL. But Cleveland comes into the contest boasting the third fewest thrown interceptions in the league at three. We’ll see which of these strengths — offense or defense — will win out.
How To WatchWhen: Sunday at 1 p.m. ETWhere: Gillette Stadium — Foxborough, MassachusettsTV: CBSOnline streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)Follow: CBS Sports AppTicket Cost: $110.00Odds
The Patriots are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Browns, according to the latest NFL odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 2.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
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New England have won both of the games they’ve played against Cleveland in the last seven years.
Oct 27, 2019 – New England 27 vs. Cleveland 13Oct 09, 2016 – New England 33 vs. Cleveland 13