The Cleveland Browns are a horrific football team, and they will NOT win a single game during the 2015 NFL season. That’s a pretty bold statement to make considering that only one team, the 2008 Detroit Lions, has “accomplished” that feat.
The Browns aren’t the only team that will challenge for the ultimate in futility. Two more teams, one from the AFC (Jacksonville Jaguars) and one from the NFC (Washington Redskins), will give them a run for their money. On the other side of the spectrum, Hook feels as if there are as many as four teams that could ultimately win fourteen games this season. Parody in the NFL is dead folks. You are either good or bad. There’s no in between these days.
Here are our team by team over/under picks for the 2015 season. If Hook and I agreed, it just says over or under.
Atlanta Falcons 8.5 – Earl UNDER / Hook OVER
Arizona Cardinals 8.5 – OVER
Baltimore Ravens 9 – UNDER (probably push)
Buffalo Bills 8.5 – OVER
Carolina Panthers 8.5 – OVER (Hook LOCK)
Chicago Bears 7 -UNDER
Cincinnati Bengals 8.5 – Earl OVER / Hook UNDER
Cleveland Browns 6.5 – UNDER (LOCK – NOT WINNING A GAME)
Dallas Cowboys 9.5 – OVER
Denver Broncos 10.5 – OVER (Hook LOCK)
Detroit Lions 8.5 – OVER
Green Bay Packers 11 – Earl UNDER / Hook OVER
Houston Texans 8.5 – OVER
Indianapolis Colts 10.5 – OVER (Hook & Earl LOCK)
Jacksonville Jaguars 5.5 – UNDER
Kansas City Chiefs 8.5 – OVER
Minnesota Vikings 7.5 – Earl OVER (LOCK) / Hook UNDER
Miami Dolphins 8.5 – Earl UNDER / Hook OVER
New England Patriots 10.5 – OVER
New Orleans Saints 8.5 – UNDER
New York Giants 8.5 – UNDER
New York Jets 7.5 – OVER
Oakland Raiders 5.5 – Earl OVER (LOCK) / Hook UNDER
Philadelphia Eagles 9.5 – OVER
Pittsburgh Steelers – 8.5 OVER
San Diego Chargers 8.5 – UNDER
San Francisco 49ers 6.5 – UNDER
Seattle Seahawks 11 – Earl UNDER / Hook OVER
St. Louis Rams 8 – Earl OVER (Probably Push) / Hook UNDER
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6 – UNDER
Tennessee Titans 5.5 – UNDER
Washington Redskins 6.5 – UNDER (Earl LOCK)
Hook is bold enough to want his week by week picks for each team published. Feel free to tweet at Hook and let him know your thoughts.
The Cleveland Browns might have one of the least talented teams ever assembled in NFL history. Positions of need for the Browns include: QB, RB, WR, TE, OL, DL, LB, S. Joe Thomas and Joe Haden might be the only players on the Browns roster that would start on the other thirty-one teams. The only other team in the NFL that is as dysfunctional in the front office as the Browns is the Washington Redskins. That’s why I have them as a lock to go under 6.5 wins. The QB situation is a complete dumpster fire, the coach has no clue what he’s doing, and the lack of talent on that team is scary.
The Denver Broncos still have Peyton Manning and an easy schedule. Hook knows what that means. Easy money on the over. Speaking of easy schedules and the over, The Indianapolis Colts are 16-2 in their last 18 division games. When you play in such a weak division, those wins add up in a hurry. The Vikings and Raiders are very similar in my mind. Both have second year QB’s that looked darn good last year, and playmakers around them. In Minnesota, QB Teddy Bridgewater is going to have the luxury of handing the ball off to Adrian Peterson, and in Oakland, Derek Carr will be throwing to the number four overall pick in the 2015 draft, Amari Cooper.