Broncos vs. Browns NFL Weather Forecast: Expect Wind & Rain in Cleveland for Thursday Night Football
Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images. Pictured: Cleveland Browns fans brave the wind and rain
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|Date||Thursday, Oct. 21|
|Time||8:20 p.m. ET|
*Odds as of Thursday morning
There’s no other way to say it: The Cleveland Browns are riddled with injuries ahead of their matchup with the Denver Broncos on Thursday Night Football.
Case Keenum will start at quarterback for injured Baker Mayfield behind a line that will be without both starting tackles on an offense missing Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt, who Cleveland’s top running backs.
Unsurprisingly, the Broncos vs. Browns point spread plummeted from Cleveland -5.5 on Monday down to -2 (click here for live NFL odds) on Thursday morning, with the over/under falling from 44 to 41.5 as well.
Obviously, their slew of injuries makes the Browns less likely to score points and therefore win the game, but there will also be another factor at work against both offenses: the weather.
The latest Broncos vs. Browns NFL weather forecast is showing windy and wet conditions in Cleveland.
Broncos vs. Browns NFL Weather Forecast
According to the National Weather Service, there is a 90% chance of rain throughout the day, and the precipitation at FirstEnergy Stadium drops a tad to 70% tonight.
But even if the players are able to avoid the rain, windy weather appears to be a constant. Steady breezes of 13-20 mph are expected Thursday night, which certainly won’t help either team put points on the board.
Strong winds make connecting accurately on explosive, downfield throws more difficult, while also affecting kickers, especially on longer field-goal attempts.
In fact, according to our Bet Labs software, 54.9% of NFL games played in double-digit breezes have gone under the closing total since 2003 — a windy threshold that the Broncos vs. Browns matchup on Thursday Night Football should easily clear.