Browns vs Saints

Browns vs Saints: The New Orleans Saints look to bounce back from a 48-40 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2018 regular season opener with a win against the Cleveland Browns Sunday at noon.

Date: Sunday, Sept. 16
Start time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: New Orleans, LA
Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
TV Info: CBS
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The Browns are coming off a 21-21 tie with the Pittsburgh Steelers behind an impressive defensive performance and a good offensive showing from Cleveland’s new offensive pieces. Despite last week’s results, oddsmakers have made the Saints a clear favorite in the matchup with the Browns getting 9 points.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees spoke to the media on Wednesday about facing the Cleveland Browns and elite pass rusher Myles Garrett in Week.

Saints 30, Browns 17: Amazingly, the Saints are 4-13 all-time against the Browns, their third-worst winning percentage against any NFL team. They have lost five of their last six to Cleveland, including their past three at the Superdome. That said, this one sets up well for the Saints. The Browns are coming off an emotional home opener against their archrivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers. In that game, Cleveland committed 14 penalties, including four false starts. Now they visit the Superdome against an angry Saints team motivated to make amends after last week’s disappointing loss to the Bucs.

Record: 0-1 overall, 0-1 vs. spread

Saints 41, Browns 20: Week 1 showed that there should be concern about the Saints defense, but the matchup against the Browns should be an opportunity for the group to bounce back. Cleveland has talent, but the Saints have an incredible amount of motivation to prove that last week was a fluke. Look for the offense to continue last week’s productive effort while the defense tightens up a little.

Record: 0-1 overall, 1-0 vs. spread

Saints 34, Browns 27: The bucket of cold ice water the Buccaneers dumped on the Saints face last week does the trick in Week 2, as the Saints should notch their first win of the 2018 season against the Browns. This is not the same Browns team that went 0-16 last year, so the nine-point spread feels a little bit too high. Tyrod Taylor is the best starting quarterback the Browns have had in a long time (and they might have a better one behind him), and he has weapons to throw to when he’s not causing trouble with his legs. But they’re catching the Saints at the wrong time.

Record: 0-1 overall, 1-0 vs. spread

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