Cleveland Browns vs Atlanta Falcons Pick and Prediction 23/11/14

Updated: November 17, 2014

The Cleveland Browns saw their three game winning streak at the hands of the visiting Houston Texans who cruised to a 23-7 win on the road at FirstEnergy Stadium in Ohio. The Browns offense struggled to get on the scoreboard despite converting 24 first downs and putting up 375 total offensive yards.  The Browns lone score came in the second quarter on a 32 yard touchdown reception by Andrew Hawkins.   Turnovers and a missed field goal really held the Browns back who seemed poised to prolong their impressive winning streak.  Quarterback Brian Hoyer finished with 330 passing yards, one touchdown and one interception while completing only 20 of 50 pass attempts.  The Browns currently find themselves last in the AFC north despite being tied for second place with Baltimore and Pittsburgh with a 6-4 record.

The Atlanta Falcons picked up their second straight win this past weekend as they hold on to defeat the Carolina Panthers 19-17 on the road. The Falcons once again blew a big lead in the game but, the Flacons connected on late field goal to retake the lead which they were barely able to hold on to.  The Panthers missed two field goals within the last three minutes of the game, one being blocked and the other going far right.  Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan threw for 368 yards and one touchdown while completing 31 of 45 pass attempts.  With the win, Atlanta moved to first place in division despite having a 4-6 record.  Atlanta has a clear shot to make the playoffs and will have to avoid a loss against the Browns this weekend. Matt Ryan and the offense have to continue to lead the team as the defense is really bad against the run and the pass.

Betting consensus: The Atlanta Falcons are favored by -3 at home with 60% of the Public backing them .

Prediction: Atlanta Falcons 24, Cleveland Browns 17

Pick: Atlanta Falcons -3

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