Denver Broncos vs. Cleveland Browns picks, predictions: Who wins NFL Week 7 game?
The Denver Broncos and Cleveland Browns face off on Thursday in a Week 7 NFL game.
Which team will get the victory?
Check out these NFL Week 7 picks and predictions for the game, which can be seen at 5:20 p.m. MST time on Fox, NFL Network and Amazon.
The Browns are a 1.5-point favorite in the game.
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Pro Football Network: Browns 24, Broncos 20
Ben Rolfe writes: The injury to Baker Mayfield and key parts of the Browns’ offense makes this a fascinating game to decipher. The Broncos started strong in 2021, but that appears to have been a product of an easy opening schedule. Since then, Denver has struggled, manifesting as three straight losses. The Browns have been a strong team on both sides of the ball, but their 3-3 record does not reflect that. However, their three losses have come against good teams in the Chiefs, Chargers, and Cardinals. The Browns should win this game, but the injury to Mayfield makes it tough to be bullish on that, and a one-score game seems a likely outcome.
Sportsnaut: Browns 30, Broncos 20
Vincent Frank writes: "Even with the Cleveland Browns at a disappointing 3-3 on the campaign, we just don’t see how a struggling Broncos team hangs with Baker Mayfield and Co. in this one. Look for Cleveland to win in Week 7 going away to move to over .500 while dropping Denver to its fourth consecutive loss."
CBS Sports: Browns 31, Broncos 23
Cody Benjamin writes: "Cleveland's defense steps up while Nick Chubb and Odell Beckham Jr. have monster days."
Fansided: Browns 21, Broncos 16
Travis Wakeman writes: "This is going to be one of those games that is going to be difficult to get a a victory in. It’s the dreaded road trip on a short week for Thursday Night Football. The Browns play a home game the previous Sunday so there will be no travel for them."
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Draft Kings: Take the Broncos against the Browns in Week 7
Cole Huff writes: "Cleveland, already without Nick Chubb in Week 6, lost Kareem Hunt to a leg injury during the fourth quarter of their game against the Cards. The quick turnaround for the Thursday night game doesn’t bode well for the Browns, who could potentially be without both backs. Denver’s defense has been up and down, but they could shine against a Cleveland offense that might be limited. Expect this to be a low-scoring game."
The Game Day: Browns 27, Broncos 17
Anthony Cervino writes: "I expect this Broncos-Browns game to be close into the fourth quarter. However, that’s when a team like the Browns rises. They will just wear the Broncos down until they break. This game could easily be decided by a field goal. However, while both teams are fairly close on defense, the Browns have the superior offense by a wide margin. The Browns are a touchdown better than the Broncos. If the line moves to -6.5 or -7 points, I would take the Broncos getting the points instead of the Browns giving them. The Browns at -6 is safe, as you’ll push if they win by exactly six and flat out win the bet if they win by a touchdown and an extra point."
FiveThirtyEight.com: Browns have a 69% win probability
The site gives the Broncos a 31% win probability in the NFL Week 7 game.
ESPN: Browns have a 60% chance to win
The site's Football Power Index gives the Broncos a 39.7% chance to pick up the victory in the Week 7 NFL game.
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