Already the favorite in Las Vegas to win the AFC North, one sportsbook operator has kept expectations high for next season.
The NFL draft is still nearly a month away, but sportsbook operator CG Technology released NFL win totals for all 32 teams Sunday. Cleveland's win total opened at nine (over -120, under EVEN), after the Browns went 7-8-1 last year -- and 1-31 the previous two seasons. The Browns' over/under closed at six wins last season.
The New England Patriots (11-5 last season) have the highest win total at 11, putting them atop the win-total board before the start of the season for the fourth consecutive year and the 10th time since 2004. The Patriots are an NFL-best 13-3-1 to the over since 2002.
The Browns have 20-1 odds at CG Technology to win the Super Bowl, tied for the 10th-best odds, after Cleveland opened at 30-1.