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NFL picks and predictions Week 8: Most experts see Browns losing to Chargers

Experts from around the country aren't too optimistic about the Browns' chances of upsetting the Chargers this weekend.

Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

The Cleveland Browns have won just once this season in spite of being competitive in many of their games, leaving experts pessimistic that they'll be able to upset the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. Even having lost three of their past four games, the Chargers are seen as obvious favorites.

The folks over at CBS Sports are particularly pessimistic, as not a single of their experts has the Browns getting their second win on Sunday. Clark Judge and Will Brinson see Cleveland beating the 3.5-point spread in favor of San Diego, but neither was willing to straight up predict the Browns as the victor.

SB Nation's Ryan Van Bibber is swimming against the tide, though, seeing the Browns taking the upset 27-24 over the Chargers. Understandably wary of vulnerable Norv Turner-led teams, Van Bibber thinks the Browns' rookie QB can lead the way:

Brandon Weeden has 495 yards, four touchdowns and a single interception in his last two games. If the 29-year-old rookie (the Browns!) can carry that momentum into this one, the Browns will take it.

The Browns may be without running back Trent Richardson as he battles a rib injury, but if Weeden can keep finding the likes of Josh Gordon and Greg Little, an upset could always be in store.

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