The Cleveland Browns stumble into the Louisiana Superdome to take on the defending Super Bowl champs the New Orleans Saints October 24th. The New Orleans Saints appear to have found themselves in their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Cleveland Browns enter this game reeling from serious injuries to key players.
New Orleans Saints Offense vs Cleveland Browns Defense
The Cleveland Browns defense has not been horrible for the 2010 NFL season but their inept offense has left them on the field more than most defenses. As a front defensive line the Cleveland Browns are good enough to slow down most rushing teams but they are very susceptible to pass and deep out routes. This doe not bode well for them as they go against the Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints.
Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints slept walk through their first five games of the NFL season and they are still tied for first in the NFC South. The loss of Reggie Bush and then Pierre Thomas left the New Orleans Saints offense in a funk. The emergence of Chris Ivory in the New Orleans Saints game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was a huge boost and was a key to their dominance in the game. The New Orleans Saints offense will dominate the Cleveland Browns defense.
New Orleans Saints Defense vs Cleveland Browns Offense
The free wheeling New Orleans Saints defense of Gregg Williams makes their own opportunities although they have struggled to this point of the 2010 NFL season. A few key injuries for the New Orleans Saints secondary have slowed them but they are still good enough to handle a weakened Cleveland Browns offense.
Joshua Cribbs is out for this game for the Cleveland Browns along with Mohamed Massaquoi. Both receivers were knocked unconscious by the Pittsburgh Steelers James Harrison. Add to this the unsure status of quarterbacks Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace and it is hard to see the Cleveland Browns generating any offense in this game against the New Orleans Saints. The New Orleans Saints defense will have a huge edge over the Cleveland Browns offense.
Cleveland Browns vs New Orleans Saints -11: Pick Against the Spread & Final Look
The Las Vegas Hilton Superbook has posted the New Orleans Saints as an 11 point favorite over the Cleveland Browns and this line could hit the key number of 14 points. It will not matter if this line goes over 14 points, the New Orleans Saints should be able have this game put away by halftime. Remember the New Orleans Saints just covered their first point spread of the season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Take the New Orleans Saints -11 over the Cleveland Browns.
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