Banged up Browns surprisingly favorites vs Cardinals in Week 6

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The Cleveland Browns injury report ran frighteningly long during the team’s first day of the practice week for their Week 6 contest against the Arizona Cardinals.

The Browns saw their secondary decimated by injuries against the Chargers last week, and then fans might be surprised to learn that Jadeveon Clowney (elbow), Kareem Hunt (wrist/knee), Nick Chubb (calf) and Myles Garrett (knee/ankle) did not practice.

Then, there’s the problem of whose going to play left tackle. For what it’s worth, Jedrick Wills was limited on Wednesday (knee). The entire injury report can be viewed here.

Surprisingly, despite coming off a heart breaking loss and opening up an infirmary in Berea, Cleveland finds itself as 3.0 favorites as they return home to host the undefeated Cardinals, according to WynnBET.

I’m always stunned at how more often than not, Vegas can nail down these spreads.

The Browns seem ripe for a beatdown after a heartbreaking defeat in LA, but you just know Baker Mayfield is carrying a chip on his shoulder for this game, so who knows?

the over/under for points scored in this contest was set at 50. If all the stars end up playing, then one would think that number is attainable, considering Cleveland alone put up 42 last week.  The Cardinals are fourth in the NFL averaging 28.4 points per game, while Cleveland is sixth, with 28.4 points per contest.

For what it’s worth, despite the number of missing participants, coach Kevin Stefanski didn’t rule anyone out for the contest.

The Browns are going to need all they help they can get on defense, which means Clowney back rushing Kyler Murray, and corners Greg Newsome (calf, limited), Denzel Ward (neck, limited) and Greedy Williams (shoulder/knee, limited) play.

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The Browns and Cardinals kick off at 4:05 Oct. 17. Another late start, especially for a home game. However, it’s not surprising, as the time accommodates west-coast viewers as Fox’s late broadcast.