Calling the Cleveland Browns' Week 2 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers a letdown is an understatement. Not only did the team lose a game it was favored to win on national TV, but it also lost star running back Nick Chubb for the season in horrifying fashion.
Fortunately, we have a relatively easy home matchup on tap in Week 3 against the Tennessee Titans. Here's what the oddsmakers are saying about this weekend's impending AFC clash.
Browns vs. Titans Week 3 Opening Odds
While both teams are 1-1 and the Browns will be without Chubb, Cleveland is still listed as a home favorite against the Titans. Oddsmakers typically give the home team a 3-point advantage on the spread, and that's what the Browns have here.
Even on a short week, Cleveland still has the upper hand in this matchup. The Browns' defense has looked incredible so far and will have another chance to feast this weekend on Ryan Tannehill, who's been a disaster under center for Tennessee. The 35-year-old veteran has a 1:3 TD/INT ratio and has already been sacked eight times, so our unit should have a field day against him.
Deshaun Watson hasn't been great, but at least he's been better than that. He'll also be available for this contest after avoiding a suspension from the NFL for pushing a referee during a heated moment on Monday, so we dodged a major bullet there.
It also helps that Kevin Stefanski will have a full week to game plan for Chubb's absence, which he wasn't able to do on Monday. Top wideout Amari Cooper should be fully healthy as well after playing through a groin injury in Week 2.
Given that, Cleveland fans have several reasons to be cautiously optimistic about their squad pulling out a home win on Sunday.
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