Five reasons the Cleveland Browns will upset the Oakland Raiders on the road behind rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield in Week 4 NFL action.
The Cleveland Browns are 3-point underdogs to the Oakland Raiders, and while no card carrying member of the Dawg Pound thinks the team will ever lose again, this is probably where the spread should be.
Winning in Oakland won’t be easy. It’s a tough environment no matter how lousy the Raiders are coming into the game.
Plus, the Raiders have led during halftime of each of their first three contest, only to blow it in the final two quarters.
Point being: This game is winnable, but it’s by no means a gimme.
Against Oakland, the Browns will be attempting to win their first road game since Cleveland defeated the Ravens in Baltimore on Oct. 11, 2015.
The organization is also trying to win back-to-back games for the first time since 2014. Cleveland went on a bit of a winning streak back then, winning three in a row, starting with a win against the Raiders at home on Oct. 26, 2014.
Cleveland followed up with a win against Tampa Bay on Nov. 2, and then crushed the Bengals on that memorable Thursday Night game in Cincinnati behind quarterback Brian Hoyer Nov. 6.
Since then, the Browns became the worst franchise in professional sports, until last Thursday night.
The faces have changed and there’s more hope in Browns’ Town than ever before since the franchise returned in 1999.
Here’s five reasons the Browns can steal this one on the road.