CLEVELAND, OH (The Spread) - While making an appearance on ESPN's MNF halftime show, Chris Mortensen reported that Johnny Manziel is expected to start in Week 15.

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Cleveland coach Mike Pettine hinted on Monday evening that he was ready to make a switch to the rookie Manziel, who has made an appearance in a Week 13 game but did not start in Week 14 against the Colts. Instead, Brian Hoyer made another start and struggled, going 14-of-31 for 140 yards with two interceptions in a 25-24 loss. 

"I think it’s natural to lean the other way, given the results, but we still want to make sure we do our due diligence and I get a chance to talk to everybody involved with it," Pettine said.

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the game between the Bengals and Browns in Week 15 is currently a pick'em. The line could move, of course, if Manziel is officially named the starter leading up to kickoff. The current over/under is sitting at 44 points.

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