Sunday, November 22, 2020, FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio, 1 p.m. ET
Philadelphia Eagles at Cleveland Browns Betting Preview: Eagles (+3/-104), Browns (-3/-118)
Carson Wentz looks to silence the critics after answering four straight games with two touchdown passes by being held out of the end zone in the Eagles’ 27-17 setback to the New York Giants on Sunday. Wentz found seven different receivers for Philadelphia (3-5-1), although top wideout Travis Fulgham (team-leading 443 yards, four touchdowns) had just one catch for eight yards.
Miles Sanders eclipsed 75 scrimmage yards for the seventh straight game by totaling 95 (85 rushing, 10 receiving) against the Giants. Fellow running back Boston Scott added his fourth consecutive contest with at least 70 scrimmage yards after managing 74 (63 rushing, 11 receiving) and a touchdown last Sunday.
While Richard Rodgers led the team with 60 receiving yards last week, fellow tight end Zach Ertz (ankle) could return to the field for the first time since Oct. 18. The three-time Pro Bowl selection was designated to return from the injured reserve earlier this week, although the team has until Saturday (4 p.m. ET) to active him in order to play versus the Browns.
The 1-2 punch of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt serve as the Browns’ best chance for a knockout as the team prepares for yet another game that features inclement weather. Chubb returned from a four-game absence due to a knee injury to rush for 126 yards and a touchdown and Hunt added 104 yards in Cleveland’s 10-7 win over Houston last Sunday.
Chubb and Hunt are the lone NFL teammates to each eclipse 400 rushing yards this season. With that in mind, the Browns (6-3) likely will ride their backfield against an Eagles’ rush defense that is hemorrhaging 133.0 yards per game.
Baker Mayfield has not thrown an interception in back-to-back games after being picked off five times in his previous three. Windy conditions hampered the passing offense, however, with Rashard Higgins leading the team with just 48 receiving yards.
Eagles at Browns Betting Pick for Week 11
A safe bet likely would be to take Cleveland’s Myles Garrett (NFL-leading 9.5 sacks) to tackle Wentz to the ground, especially considering Philadelphia team has surrendered an NFL-worst 35 sacks this season.
Perhaps a better bet would be for the Browns to win outright. The Eagles are struggling to find any semblance of consistency on offense, while Cleveland appears content to rely on its bread-and-butter running game.
Eagles at Browns Betting Pick:
Browns 24, Eagles 17
Eagles at Browns Best Bet for Week 11
The under makes the most sense, considering weather will once again play a role in this contest. Showers are expected in Cleveland, and that likely will rain on the offensive parades of both teams.
Eagles at Browns Best Bet: UNDER 47 total points (-107)