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Lions vs. Browns expert picks, score prediction

Our staff makes their picks for the Lions’ Week 11 matchup against the Browns.

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The Detroit Lions are still searching for their first win of the season. If this is the week, it’ll be Tim Boyle leading the team to victory over the Cleveland Browns. Jared Goff’s oblique injury will not only cause him to miss Sunday’s game, but it looks like his status for the short-week turnaround on Thanksgiving is very much in doubt, too.

The Browns are dealing with their fair share of injuries, as well. While quarterback Baker Mayfield is expected to play, he’s not going to be anywhere near 100 percent. He’s dealing with a partially torn labrum, a bruised heel, and a bone bruise in his knee. In other words, he’ll be playing through a significant amount of pain. It’s also quite possible Mayfield will be without one of his main receiving threats as Donovan Peoples-Jones is trending towards missing Sunday’s contest.

Throw in another rainy afternoon, and things could get ugly on Sunday.

Last week, that played into Detroit’s favor, as they racked up 229 rushing yards on the day and were able to walk away with a tie against a heavily favored Pittsburgh Steelers team. Will the Lions be able to run the ball against a sturdier Browns defense and possibly pick up their first win of the season?

Here are our staff’s picks for Lions vs. Browns.

Kyle Yost (8-0-1): 28-16 Browns
John Whiticar (8-0-1): 28-23 Browns
Jeremy Reisman (7-1-1): 31-13 Browns
Erik Schlitt (6-2-1): 24-17 Browns
Hamza Baccouche (6-2-1): 27-23 Browns
Alex Reno (6-2-1): 27-10 Browns
Jerry Mallory (5-3-1): 30-24 Browns
Andrew Kato (5-3-1): 19-16 Browns
Ryan Mathews (5-3-1): 28-17 Browns
Kellie Rowe (5-3-1): 20-17 Browns
Mike Payton (5-3-1): 20-16 Browns
Chris Perfett (4-4-1): 15-4 Browns
Morgan Cannon (3-2-1): 20-16 Browns

Check out all of our Week 11 predictions here.

Alright, any believers in the comment section? Vote on the winner in the poll below and sound off in the comments.

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  • 42%
    Lions
    (189 votes)
  • 57%
    Browns
    (256 votes)
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