2019 NFL picks, score predictions for Week 12

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Miami Dolphins (2-8) at Cleveland Browns (4-6)

Sunday, November 24, 1PM ET

I knew the Miami Dolphins run of success couldn’t last forever. Despite their recent two-game win streak, they’re still one of the NFL’s worst teams. Brian Flores may try to convince you otherwise, but the Cleveland Browns should be content to bring them down another notch in Week 12.

Speaking of streaks, the Browns have a streak of their own going. While it’s not much more impressive than the Dolphins’ was, this Cleveland team has more talent across the board. Honestly, it’s largely been the coaching and the sophomore slump of Baker Mayfield that has dragged this squad down in 2019.

Maybe a matchup with Miami will get them back on track? Probably not, but I’m sure Cleveland fans would love to believe so. While it will likely yield a win when all is said and done, it’s not going to be the sudden turning point for this team. There are just too many things going against them at this point in the season.

Still, we’ll call it a moral victory. Mayfield makes a few plays, but leans heavily on Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt to move the ball. The Cleveland defense stiffens (even without two of its top defensive line) and keeps Ryan Fitzpatrick from pulling off yet another upset.

Prediction: Browns win 24-20