The Jets are playing the Browns on Thursday Night Football and for the first time since 2015, Cleveland is favored at home. The Browns not only covered the spread, they won the game.
Being favored at home has to be some exciting news for Browns fans. It’s not a win, but it’s a step in the right direction.
Via Pro Football Talk:
Most sports books have the Browns listed as three-point favorites over their guests and that marks the first time that the Browns have been home favorites since being favored to beat the 49ers in Week 14 of the 2015 season. They were favored in Indianapolis in Week Three last season, but failed to cover in a 31-28 loss to the Colts.
They did cover the 2.5-point spread the last time they were favored at home. Isaiah Crowell ran for two touchdowns and Johnny Manziel hit Gary Barnidge for a touchdown pass in a 24-10 win that would be the final victory of the Mike Pettine era in Cleveland.
This is essentially the Browns Super Bowl. If they win this game Browns fans will be going nuts. They’ll be eating poop in the streets and pounding free beer. It will be quite the seen. Hope the city of Cleveland is ready for it.