At 0-8, the Cleveland Browns are threatening to join the 2008 Detroit Lions as the only NFL teams to ever go 0-16. And bettors believe they're going to do it.
After the Browns lost at home Sunday to the woeful Jets, bettors loaded up on the 4/1 payout for Cleveland to finish winless. BookMaker.eu promptly slashed the odds to +200, or 2/1.
"I'm still a believer in Cleveland getting a win or two at some point," BookMaker odds consulant Scott Cooley said. "It's difficult to go winless on the season, and it's not as if the Browns have been overmatched in every game. They've blown a couple of close ones already and there are some favorable spots down the stretch."
BookMaker sees Week 10 at Baltimore (3-4) as Cleveland's best chance for a win. At +310, the odds are slightly better than 3/1.
This Sunday, the Browns host the Cowboys (6-1), who are fresh off an emotional overtime win against the Eagles. Cleveland is +325 to pull the outright upset as a 7.5-point dog.
Cleveland has cycled through six quarterbacks in eight games, lost wide receiver Josh Gordon to rehab, and promising receiver Corey Coleman has been injured. They are 25th in the NFL in scoring, 31st in rush defense, and dead last in points allowed. But on Monday, they traded for Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins to (hopefully) shore up the defense.
Here are all the current Browns props at BookMaker.eu:
When will the Cleveland Browns record their first win this season?
- Week 9 (vs. DAL) +325
- Week 10 (at BAL) +310
- Week 11 (vs. PIT) +625
- Week 12 (vs. NYG) +575
- Week 14 (vs. CIN) +800
- Week 15 (at BUF) +950
- Week 16 (vs. SD) +1000
- Week 17 (@ PIT) +1500
- No win (0-16 season) +200