NFL Sunday Night: Are the Cleveland Browns Laying -6.5 a Trap?

NFL Dec 20, 2020

Tonight's NFL matchup between the Cleveland Browns and New York Giants looks almost too easy for those wanting to make a bet.

The Browns are laying -6.5 on the road following an epic MNF loss at home to the rival Ravens.  That might typically be a letdown situation for the favoured visitor.  But Cleveland's offense is clicking and looks to be in top form.  Sunday night, they will face a banged-up defense and one of the NFL's most anemic offenses – belonging to the Giants.

How bad is the situation for the Giants, who – incredibly – still have a shot to win the putrid NFC East?  Well, the offensive line is horrid.  The QB situation is down to a QB who was cut by the Browns years ago.  And, the offensive coordinator who calls plays is out with COVID.

Commentary below courtesy of ESPN:

Giants quarterback Daniel Jones already had a bad hamstring, and now has an ankle injury on the opposite leg.

Offensive coordinator Jason Garrett has COVID and will not be calling plays this week against the Browns.

We don't anticipate Jones will play Sunday night, meaning Colt McCoy will start, with Freddie Kitchens in his ear.

On defense, Giants cornerback James Bradberry is also out with COVID -- Bradberry is one of the league's best corners, and arguably the best player on the Giants' defense.

The Browns are dealing with a number of injuries too, but the Giants' absences are more impactful.

Decision Time:  If this game is a trap, then we're diving head first into the jaws of defeat.  Give us the Browns laying -6.5