Browns shockingly just slight favorites vs Vikings in Week 4

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The Browns get a one-win Vikings team on the schedule in Week 4, and while many are predicting another Cleveland win, some point spreads indicate this one could be closer than we think.

WynnBET posted its spread with the Browns as only 2-point favorites, a number that seems low considering the Browns have beaten their last two opponents by double-digit numbers.

It’s also worth pointing out how Cleveland’s offense has looked rather clunky in victories against Houston and Chicago. While they beat the former by 10 and the later by 20, Baker Mayfield and company left a lot of points off the board.

The Vikings are coming off an impressive 30-17 victory over the Seahawks, a game they won without superstar running back Dalvin Cook. It’s not yet clear whether Cook (ankle) will play against the Browns.

Some contend the spread is so close because playing the Vikings in Minnesota is usually a tough place to win.

Still, some will argue, the Vikings are 1-2. The Browns are supposed to be Super Bowl contenders. This one should be a slam dunk.

As the adage goes, that’s why they get down to business and play these games.

Browns up against a QB playing great

Kirk Cousins probably has something to do with his team’s win over Russell Wilson and Seatle. He’s  been quietly good in 2022. He has eight touchdown passes and no interceptions to go along with a 73.9 completion percentage. That success rate is 7 points above his career mark!

The Vikings offensive line has been holding up as well, as Cousins has been sacked just once. This group will be tested against the Browns, who have 10 sacks through their first three games. Of course, 6 of those quarterback takedowns came against the Bears in Week 3.

Infamously, the Browns recorded just one sack against a supposed woeful Texans squad in Week 3–and it took Grant Delpit to do it very, very late in the game.

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The former No. 1 overall pick already has 2.0 sacks–not bad considering totaling ZERO with the Titans in eight games last season.