Sunday, December 27, 2015
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The Cleveland Browns face the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. The opening line for this game has Kansas City as 13 point favorites and the over/under was set at 45.
Johnny Manziel finished his last game with 161 yards through the air for Cleveland. He completed 19 passes out of 32 attempts for a 59% completion percentage. The Browns were led in rushing by Duke Johnson, who finished with 46 yards on 4 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 12 yards per carry. Johnson led the team in receiving. He had a total of 39 yards on 5 receptions for an average of 8 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Cleveland had 230 total yards on 52 plays. They gained 5 rushing first downs, 9 passing, and 1 by way of penalty for a total of 15 first downs on the game. The Browns rushed for 94 yards by way of 17 carries.
Alex Smith finished his last game with 171 yards through the air for Kansas City. He completed 21 passes out of 25 attempts for a 84% completion percentage. The Chiefs were led in rushing by Charcandrick West, who finished with 76 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Travis Kelce led the team in receiving. He had a total of 73 yards on 6 receptions for an average of 12 yards per catch in the game. Kansas City had 277 total yards on 56 plays. They gained 5 rushing first downs, 9 passing, and 1 by way of penalty for a total of 15 first downs on the game. The Chiefs rushed for 113 yards by way of 28 carries.
Cleveland is scoring 18 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 24 passes on 38 attempts for a 63% percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 248 yards per game through the air as well. The Browns are averaging 87 rushing yards per game on 23 attempts per contest for an average of 3.8 yards per carry. They are also running 64 plays per game and average 5.2 yards per play for an average of 334 yards per contest. The Browns manage 19 first downs per contest and they average a total of 68.1 penalty yards on 7.4 penalties.
Cleveland allows 253 passing yards per game and 28 points per contest on defense. They give up 20 completions on 32 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 63%. The Browns allow an average of 135 rushing yards per game on 29 carries for a 4.7 average. Cleveland allows 388 total yards per game including 6.1 yards per play. They force 1.2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.7 penalties for 53.9 yards per game.
Kansas City averages 26 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 20 passes per game on 30 attempts for a 67% percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 213 yards through the air per game thus far. The Chiefs rush for an average of 123 yards per contest on 26 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry for the season. They also run 60 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for an average of 336 yards in each contest. The Chiefs are gaining 19 first downs per contest and they average 56.4 penalty yards on 6.7 penalties per game.
Kansas City allows an average of 243 passing yards and 18 points per contest. They give up 23 completions on 39 attempts for a completion percentage of 59% per game. The Chiefs allow an average of 92 rushing yards per game on 24 carries for an average of 3.8 yards per carry. Kansas City allows 335 total yards per game for an average of 5.1 yards per play. They force 1.9 turnovers per contest and 6.8 penalties for 57.1 yards in each contest.
Cleveland Betting Trends
Cleveland is 8-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
Cleveland has an ATS record of 5-9-0 this season
Kansas City Betting Trends
Kansas City is 8-5-1 against the over/under so far this season
Kansas City has an ATS record of 8-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/21/15 G John Greco Knee out for season
12/20/15 WR Andrew Hawkins Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Kansas City
12/20/15 RB Glenn Winston Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Kansas City
12/20/15 CB Justin Gilbert Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Kansas City
12/20/15 DB K'Waun Williams Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Kansas City
12/15/15 CB Joe Haden Concussion IR
12/13/15 WR Brian Hartline Collarbone IR
12/09/15 TE Malcolm Johnson Groin IR
12/08/15 G Joel Bitonio Ankle IR
12/01/15 QB Josh McCown Collarbone out for season
11/04/15 TE Rob Housler Hamstring IR
10/15/15 LB Scott Solomon Knee IR
12/22/15 TE Travis Kelce Knee "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland
12/20/15 RB De'Anthony Thomas Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland
12/20/15 DB Husain Abdullah Neck "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland
12/20/15 OL Jeff Allen Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland
12/20/15 LB Justin Houston Knee "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland
12/02/15 OL Ben Grubbs Neck IR
11/18/15 TE James O'Shaughnessy Foot IR
10/11/15 RB Jamaal Charles Knee IR
09/30/15 DB Phillip Gaines Knee IR
09/09/15 OL Paul Fanaika Undisclosed IR
09/07/15 TE Richard Gordon Ankle IR
Tony's Pick: Take Kansas City
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