Browns vs. Redskins Free Pick
WASHINGTON, D.C. (ATS Consultants) – NFL fans will get another opportunity to watch Johnny Manziel in live action tonight when the Redskins host the Browns at 8:00PM ET.
Mike Pettine says that he’ll name his Week 1 starting quarterback on Tuesday, which means tonight is the last chance that Manziel and Brian Hoyer will get to impress their head coach. Pettine said that offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains and general manager Ray Farmer will all have say in naming the quarterback, while owner Jimmy Haslam presumably will have his voice heard as well.
Manziel was solid in his NFL debut last week, completing 7-of-11 passes for 63 yards and also leading the Browns in rushing while adding 27 yards on six carries. Of course, Hoyer did nothing to lose his grip on the starting gig after completing 6-of-14 passes for 92 yards and no turnovers. Hoyer might not give the Browns an added runner under center but he’s been solid as a passer in camp and did go 3-0 as the starter last year before injuring his knee.
On the other side the Redskins will look to build off of their impressive 23-6 win over the Patriots in their preseason opener. Robert Griffin III only attempted four passes, completing two of them for 9 yards while Kirk Cousins was 9-of-13 for 103 yards and a touchdown. Rookie Lache Seastrunk also rushed 12 times for 63 yards while starter Alfred Morris added 27 yards on five carries.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Redskins are a 2.5-point favorite over the Browns tonight while the over/under is currently sitting at 41.5 points. Even though the under hit in both of their preseason openers, we like the over 41.5 between the Browns and Redskins tonight.
2014 NFL Week 2 Preseason Free Pick: Browns/Redskins OVER 41.5