The Cleveland Browns and Miami Dolphins square off on Sunday at Cleveland Browns Stadium in their respective season openers. Despite what one some might've expected with the Dolphins on the road, Oddsshark.com shows the game as even in the spread.
Miami finished 7-9 last season and have since added wide receiver Mike Wallace and inside linebacker Dannell Ellerby to the squad. The one big loss in free agency for the Dolphins was left tackle Jake Long who left for the chance to play under Jeff Fisher with the St. Louis Rams. Dion Jordan was also added to a roster expected to challenge for a playoff spot.
The Browns have completely overhauled the front office, bringing in general manager Mike Lombardi and head coach Rob Chudzinski to run the show. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner was also brought in to give Brandon Weeden the best chance of succeeding after an uneven rookie campaign.
Both teams are expected to improve by the masses, making this a very intriguing matchup. It's also an interconference contest, having possible implications down the road should both teams be in the playoff hunt.