The 2011 season was another poor one for the Cleveland Browns as the club finished with a 4-12 record which placed the team in last place in the AFC north division. Pat Shurmur enters his second year with the club as head coach and his four wins in 2011 were one worse than the teams total in the 2009 and 2010 season with Eric Mangini as the head man. The Browns went 0-6 against their division and over their past four seasons the team is a mediocre 3-21 against the AFC North. Cleveland finished off last year losing their final six games.
The Cleveland Browns regular season win total for the 2012 season has been lined at 5 ½ wins. The under 5 ½ is favored at -150 odds with the take back on playing over 5 ½ wins at +120 odds. The odds used for this NFL season win total pick came from Bovada sportsbook.
The Browns offense in 2011 was simply dreadful as the club could score just 13.6 points per game ranking 30th in the league. The team had trouble throwing the football with just 193 yards passing per game. They drafted Brandon Weedon at quarterback to compete with Colt McCoy at camp. Running back Trent Richardson was drafted in the first round by the Browns. He will get the carries now that Peyton Hillis have left the club in free agency. There is not enough receivet help in Cleveland as teams may simply stack the line against Richardson. The Cleveland Browns team has now won no more than five games in any one season in the past four years. It is tough to see if rookie Brandon Weeden or Colt McCoy will have success against the tough defenses in their division. It doesn’t help the Browns cause as they must play all four teams from the NFC east this year. A positive for the Browns a season ago was the play off their defense down the stretch showed great improvement. The team allowed 332 yards per game which was a major improvement. Teams scored 19.2 points a game against the Browns defense which ranked 5th in the league a season ago. The offense needs time to develop under new offensive coordinator Brad Childress as the Browns must find more playmakers to its offense and it may take another season to do that. Bet the Browns under 5 ½ wins and before doing so read online sportsbook reviews.