Dawg Pound Daily staff picks: Week 16


Week 16 brings the Cleveland Browns one step closer to the end of another lost season. Here are the Dawg Pound Daily staff picks for this week’s slate of games.

As the season winds down and we all start to get into the holiday spirit, the Dawg Pound Daily staff continues to pound away at their weekly NFL picks!

With only two weeks of games left in the regular season, the staff continues to analyze and predict each game on a week-by-week basis.

To round up last week, we saw the Carolina Panthers survive a New York Giants comeback in the Meadowlands to remain undefeated at 14-0, along with Johnny Manziel and the Cleveland Browns going up to Seattle starting off hot and then fizzling out in the end by a score of 30-13.

Week 16 brings us multiple games with playoff implications and the staff is here to give you their game by game predictions along with their Browns bold prediction of the week!

From our families to your’s, the Dawg Pound Daily staff wishes each and all of you a happy, healthy holiday season!

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Murray Alexander. 1. team. 124. Despite losing Jamaal Charles, the Chiefs are on an eight-game winning streak and I don’t see it ending against the Browns. Cleveland’s defense was completely hapless against Seattle and they face another wide receiver on a good run in Jeremy Maclin. I expect this to be a comfortable win for Kansas City, but with maybe a little more offensive pep from the Browns. <strong>Chiefs 28, Browns 18</strong>. (94-48). Previous: 1st

As we learned last week, when the Browns have to face a team that is playing for something, rather than the San Francisco 49ers, things go south in a hurry. Unfortunately for the Browns, the Kansas City Chiefs are playing for a playoff position this week. <strong>Chiefs 28, Browns 10</strong>. (88-54). Previous: 2nd. Thomas Moore. 2. team. 124

124. Johnny Manziel makes another stride or two, but comes up short again. This game has the potential to be the game that swings the decision as to whether or not Manziel is the future. Should make for some entertaining viewing at the very least. <strong>Chiefs 21, Browns 20</strong>. (86-56). Previous: 4th. Brandon Lambert. 3. team

124. Johnny Manziel has continued his improvement, but he will not be able to beat this Chiefs team, who have won eight in a row after starting 1-5. Tough to win with so little talent. <strong>Chiefs 27, Browns 20</strong>. (82-60). Previous: 4th. Steven Kubitza. 4. team

5. team. 124. Kansas City has been tough recently and there is no reason to believe they’ll stop against the Browns on Sunday. Cleveland continues to struggle on defense and will lose. <strong>Chiefs 31, Browns 17</strong>. (81-61). Previous: 5th. Matthew Stevenson

team. 124. Johnny Manziel’s gonna’ lay a stinker before season’s end to further cloud the Browns 2016 quarterback outlook, and with a couple of turnovers, this could be that game. It’s impossible for Cleveland to play worse third down defense than they did in Seattle, but Alex Smith is less elite than Russell Wilson. A snoozer, as head coach Mike Pettine calls for a fourth quarter field goal to get the Browns a “back door” cover of the dozen point betting spread. <strong>Chiefs 20, Browns 10</strong>. (79-63). Previous: t-7th. Roger Cohen. 6

Eric Szczepinski. t-7. team. 53. Mike Pettine finds one more win to save his job for 2016 as Johnny Manziel continues to grow as a stable NFL quarterback. Browns pull off an end-of-season road upset at Arrowhead. <strong>Browns 23, Chiefs 21</strong>. (78-64). Previous: t-7th

t-7. team. 124. You know, I remember when the Browns played the Chiefs in Arrowhead in 2009. It was late December and Josh Cribbs ran back a punt return and kick return for touchdowns in that game. If my memory serves me right Mr. Clambake Jerome Harrison stared at running back that day for the Brownies and they pulled off a late season win. Well, Cribbs nor Mr. Clambake are walking in that door this Sunday to help Johnny Manziel and the Chiefs’ defense is clicking on all cylinders. <strong>Chiefs 23, Browns 13</strong>. (78-64). Previous: t-5th. Giovanni Castelli