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Cleveland Browns Super Bowl Odds Keep Improving, Now a Top 5 Contender

Robert Duff

by Robert Duff in NFL Football

Apr 3, 2019 · 9:53 AM PDT

Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield
The odds of Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns winning Super Bowl 54 are getting shorter. Photo by Erik Drost (Wiki Commons).
  • Online sports betting sites are listing the Cleveland Browns among the top 5 contenders to win Super Bowl 54
  • The Browns haven’t won a playoff game since 1994
  • Cleveland is one of four NFL teams that have never played in a Super Bowl game

Cleveland rocks? According to many of the top sportsbooks, it does. Could the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame also soon be the home of the Super Bowl 54 champions?

According to the Super Bowl 54 odds, the Cleveland Browns are being given a legitimate shot at winning the next Super Bowl game.

If you’d have said that about a year ago, people would have just assumed that you had rocks in your head.

Super Bowl 54 Odds

Team Odds to win Super Bowl 54
Kansas City Chiefs +750
New England Patriots +800
New Orleans Saints +800
Los Angeles Rams +1000
Cleveland Browns +1400
Chicago Bears +1400

Odds taken on 04/03/19.

The Browns, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans are the only NFL teams that have never played in a Super Bowl game.

Cleveland is the only NFL city that has never appeared in or played host to a Super Bowl.

Trending With Beckham

Since the trade to acquire Pro Bowl wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr from the New York Giants, the odds of the Browns winning Super Bowl 54 have steadily improved.

There aren’t too many other teams that would have proven to be better landing spots for the unique talents of Beckham Jr. He’s a gamebreaker and playmaker, someone who thinks outside the box. So is Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield.

On or off the field, neither shies away from the spotlight and they don’t mind drawing attention to themselves. This pair has the potential to mesh into something very special.

On top of that, Beckham will be running pass patterns on the same field with his longtime friend Jarvis Landry, so his frequent diva tendencies that often led to clashes with teammates and superiors in New York might be quelled.

Without Beckham Jr, the Browns were a playoff contender. With him, the sky could be the limit.

The Hue And Fly

The Browns were 2-5-1 when coach Hue Jackson was fired last season. Overall, they were 3-36-1 under Jackson’s tutelage.

After Gregg Williams took the helm, Cleveland went 5-3. Only the Baltimore Ravens (6-2) posted a better second half than the Browns among AFC North teams. The Pittsburgh Steelers were 4-4 and the Cincinnati Bengals went 1-7.

AFC North There For The Taking

No division may be as up for grabs as the AFC North. In the past two years, Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has lost his top two weapons, RB Le’Veon Bell and WR Antonio Brown.

The Bengals are the Bengals, which is to say not very good. Like the Browns, the defending division champion Ravens are handing their reins to a Heisman Trophy-winning second-year QB in Lamar Jackson.

One sportsbook has the Browns as the +140 chalk to win the division. We think you should jump on that action.

Is Cleveland Legit?

Last year at this time, the Browns were +6600 to win Super Bowl 53. The last time the odds on Cleveland winning the Super Bowl were this short, OJ Simpson was on trial for murder and Bill Belichick was the Browns’ coach.

Is Cleveland a good bet to be a playoff team? Absolutely. Are the Browns a solid Super Bowl 54 pick?

At this point, that’s a stretch.

If we had to pick a Super Bowl favorite right now, we’d go with the Saints. And if we were thinking about backing a longshot, we’d look at the Bears or Eagles (+1600) ahead of the Browns.

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