2006 Season NFL Football Past Picks
November 12, 2006
This pick was released to clients on July 31, 2012 at 12:23AM ET.
Cleveland at Atlanta
Sunday 11/12 01:00 PM Eastern
5 units on Cleveland +9 (-110) (risk 5 to return 9.55) RESULT: WIN
This is another one of those games that look like a complete mismatch, as Atlanta has a potent running game and Cleveland can't stop the run. If it were that simple, everyone would all be millionaires. While most people can't bring themselves to back the Browns, we love them in this spot. Cleveland has arguably played the toughest schedule in the entire NFL. They have played four 6-2 teams and three 4-4 teams, or 7 of 8 games versus teams at or over .500. It is easy to see why they are 2-6. Atlanta comes in off an inexcusable loss to the Lions, and on the year outscore opponents by just a total of 3 points. This Cleveland team has hung close to better offenses than Atlanta's as they lost to New Orelans and their #6 ranked offense by just 5, and to the #1 ranked SD offense on the road by just 7. They also played another 6-2 team to a 1 point game. The fact is this team has been competitive all year, and this is a very juicy line that the public has bought into. But we haven't.