The Packers are 3-2 on the football betting season and very much in the playoff picture while the Browns are simply pathetic and already out of the playoff race.
NFL betting saw the Packers rout the Detroit Lions last week 26-0 as the offense was solid and the defense great. It was the first shutout for the Packers in nearly two years. Green Bay is about a touchdown favorite in football betting at Cleveland. "To win at home 26-0, it's a step to get back," Head coach Mike McCarthy said, "It's been 13 days since we've played. I know our football team was excited to get out there today. I thought the crowd was outstanding, playing at home at noon. Once again, home wins and division wins are very important." Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was excellent as he threw for 358 yards and two touchdowns. He completed passes to nine different players in the NFL betting win.
While the offense was good, the defense was great and the Packers may be able to duplicate their defensive performance against a bad Cleveland offense. "Anytime you get a shutout, it's big time," linebacker Aaron Kampman said. "It was important for our team; any win is. We've got to continue to fix some things. You can't ever gloss over anything in a win. Obviously we've still got some things we need to correct, but for the most part, we really played well."
The Browns gave up 543 total yards to the Steelers last week in a game in which they actually covered the NFL betting pointspread. One of the reasons they did cover the football betting number was a kickoff return by Joshua Cribbs. The Cleveland offense has been very poor of late. Quarterback Derek Anderson is 11-41 for 145 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in his last two NFL betting games. "We're not trying to lose every time we go out here," Anderson said, "We put tons of hours in and ... it's frustrating. Every single week, it's frustrating."
The Packers and Browns have met just twice this decade with each team winning a game in NFL betting. The Browns won 26-24 at Green Bay in 2005 while in 2001 it was the Packers winning at home 30-7 in football betting.