Expert picks see the Browns as a big lock over the Jets

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It wasn’t quite unanimous, but the overwhelming majority of the NFL prognosticators chose the Cleveland Browns to beat the New York Jets. A full 97 percent of the predictions tracked by NFL Pick Watch chose the Browns to win for the second week in a row in MetLife Stadium.

The picks do deserve something of an asterisk; all were made before the Browns lost six players, including the top four wide receivers, to COVID-19 protocols.

All eight game forecasters at ESPN picked the Browns. It was more mixed at CBS, but the games there are picked against the spread and the Jets were given 9.5 points to work with. Cleveland was the “lock of the week” from The Sporting News.