NFL Week 7: Seahawks @ Browns Preview
Seattle Seahawks @ Cleveland Browns Sun. Oct. 23, 2011 1 p.m. EST
This season the Cleveland Browns were thought to be a team that would finally turn the corner and become a legitimate force to be reckoned with in the AFC Conference, but that just hasn’t turned out to be the case with Colt McCoy and company failing to live up to expectations thus far. There is no question that this team has the talent to become a playoff caliber squad, but they still seem a year or two away from making any kind of impression.
Fortunately, this weekend the Browns might be able to add one more win to their record when they go head-to-head against the lowly Seattle Seahawks. As another team that has failed to live up to expectations this season, the Seahawks have made a change at quarterback this week by putting Charlie Whitehurst under center.
Personally, I believe that Whitehurst is the better option at quarterback for the Seahawks, but in order to make a lasting impression on head coach Pete Carroll, the backup quarterback better put on a show against the Browns in Week 7.
As of right now, the Cleveland Browns have been given the edge in this matchup with a -3 point spread. Even though Browns are the better team this season, running back Peyton Hillis might be sitting this one out and that is enough to convince me that the Seahawks will pull off the upset.
Our picks? Take the Seahawks at +3.