Daily Dawg Tags: Odds to win Super Bowl 51


Spanning the virtual globe to bring you the latest news about the Cleveland Browns and the NFL – these are your Daily Dawg Tags for Thursday, Sept. 8.

We are now just three days away from the return of Cleveland Browns football which means it is time for the annual power rankings to emerge from a seven-month long hibernation.

The Browns are near the bottom of nearly every list compiled, which should come as no surprise given the team’s lack of success since before the new millennium.

The Browns’ Super Bowl odds don’t fare much better, making a bet on the team an act of hopeless insanity, or perhaps a stroke of genius. It remains to be seen.

The anticipation is continuing to build as we await the start of another new season, so while we’re waiting let’s take a look at the news surrounding the Browns and the rest of the NFL in today’s edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns news:

Cleveland Browns: Odds to win Super Bowl 51 remain comical

"Who says the Cleveland Browns can’t win the Super Bowl this season? Well, pretty much everyone. ESPN.com published an article sharing Super Bowl 51 odds from the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, and as a surprise to no one, the Browns are at the bottom of the list."

Gary Barnidge remains a constant on offense

"Much of the focus surrounding the Cleveland Browns‘ offense leading up to the season is on the young, inexperienced wide receiving corps. Out of the six who made the final roster, Andrew Hawkins is the only one with significant NFL experience. Behind him there is Terrelle Pryor, who has one career reception during his time as a wide receiver, and then four rookies."

Cleveland Browns Week 1 power rankings: On the bottom looking up

"The Cleveland Browns will open the 2016 NFL season on Sunday when they face the Philadelphia Eagles. Cleveland is coming off a 3-13 season – the 11th time in the past 13 seasons the club has posted double-digit losses – and have a roster that is long on youth (28 players are in the first or second year) and short on experience."

Browns vs. Eagles: Injury report, practice notes

"The Cleveland Browns will head into Sunday’s season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles in good shape. Cleveland released its first injury report of the week and defensive back Marcus Bailey, who has a groin injury, was the only player that did not practice due to an injury. Left tackle Joe Thomas was also a non-participant on Wednesday, but that was due a veteran’s day off rather than an injury."

Cleveland Browns name 2016 captains (Factory of Sadness)

"Some players are born leaders. Others grow into that role and flourish. The Cleveland Browns have players who fit both categories. With many young players on the roster, trying to determine who would be the best captains is difficult. Well, with  just a few days before Cleveland’s regular season begins, the uncertainty is over."

Thousands betting on Browns to win Super Bowl LI (FanSided)

"According to ESPN staff writer David Purdum, “Nearly 1,000 have bet on the Cleveland Browns to win the Super Bowl this offseason at MGM sports books in Las Vegas.” Purdum points out that Cleveland’s odds to win Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston are at 175:1."

NFL news:

Panthers vs. Broncos: Preview, predictions, and more (NFL Spin Zone)

"Its a rematch of Super Bowl 50 as the Carolina Panthers travel to Sports Authority Field at Mile High to take on the defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos. Both teams said goodbye to two key veterans in Peyton Manning and Josh Norman. Manning retired for the Broncos and Norman left the Panthers in free agency for greener pastures and the Washington Redskins."

J.J. Watt: I questioned whether I would ever play again (NFL.com)

"J.J. Watt briefly considered life without football after undergoing surgery to replace five muscles in his lower abdomen last January. Watt had already been battling through a groin injury for six or seven weeks when he tore the core muscles so severely that he had to exit the Houston Texans’ Wild Card Round matchup with theKansas City Chiefs."

Seattle Seahawks could stage big anthem protest (FanSided)

"Ever since San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the National Anthem, others have joined him in his movement. Athletes across multiple sports have pledged their support and there could be even more athletes that kneel or take a seat on the bench during the National Anthem. One athlete that also joined Kaepernick was Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane."