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Browns Are Week 1 Favorites

Assuming that the lockout does end and the season starts on time, Vegas odds makers have released their week 1 lines and the Cleveland Browns are three point favorites over the Cincinnati Bengals.

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What’s funny about this is the fact we are still nearly two months away from the season opening and because of the lockout we really have no idea what the rosters will look like for either team.

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Once free agency does finally begin the Browns and Bengals are two of the teams that figure to be quite active. The Bengals are about $36 million under the salary cap and the Browns are a little over $33 million under the cap.

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The Bengals still don’t know who their quarterback will be and the Browns have many holes to fill.

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So what Vegas is saying is that both teams are even but since the game is in Cleveland they get the pick.

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It’ll be very interesting to see how the line changes as the opener gets closer.

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