The Cleveland Browns opened as two-point favorites at home against the Tennessee Titans. Despite having perennial Pro Bowl running back Chris Johnson, the Titans rank 32nd in the NFL in rushing, a ranking that has a chance for significant improvement against the Browns' 29th-ranked run defense.
While Johnson has uncharacteristically struggled, 36-year-old Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck has played well, posting a 102.2 passer rating over the first three weeks. Though the Titans lost No. 1 receiver Kenny Britt to a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee, Sports Illustrated's Peter King expects the bizarreness of the Titans offense to continue by predicting a 26-20 win for Mike Munchak and the Titans.
In a clean sweep, the NFL Network's Playbook staff of Sterling Sharpe, Joe Theismann, Brian Baldinger and Matt Millen all took the Titans, while four of the five experts at CBSSports.com -- Pete Prisco, Clark Judge, Mike Freeman, and Dave Richard took the Browns. Will Brinson was the lone expert at CBSSports.com to pick the Titans.