We're back for another week of the 2015 NFL season, which means another look at San Francisco 49ers predictions. The team is heading on the road to face the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. The game kicks off at 10:00 a.m. PT on FOX.
Once again, it is time for more predictions for Sunday's game. I posted the Week 14 prediction contest thread, so you can get all of your picks in there, but we can focus on 49ers-specific picks in here. The 49ers face a Browns team that is pretty awful. With three games remaining at Seattle and Kansas City, and at home against Pittsburgh, this is the Browns last really winnable game. The Browns are favored by 1.5-points as they prepare to send out Johnny Manziel at quarterback. I think the 49ers squeeze out a close win, say 23-20, but a letdown is not entirely out of the realm of the possible.
We're back with The Crowd's Line to crowd-source some predictions. Our friends at Dawgs By Nature are also voting, and the widget below pulls out the vote for each site, as well as the general crowd's line, and what Vegas is thinking.
We have a handful of picks from around the national media, and a lot of them are picking the 49ers this week. And naturally, the good folks of the 49ers.com staff are back all picking the 49ers to beat the Browns. They remain good employees!
This is not remotely close to a complete list of media picks, so feel free to post links to any additional ones.
SB Nation: 5 of 8 picked the 49ers
ESPN: All but one person picked the 49ers
CBS Sports: 5 of 8 picked the 49ers
FOXSports.com: 6 of 8 picked the 49er
Greg Cote, Miami Herald: Browns 20, 49ers 17
Dennis Manoloff, The Plain Dealer: Browns 16, 49ers 13
Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News: 49ers 23, Browns 20
Pro Football Talk: MDS Browns 21, 49ers 20; Florio 49ers 20, Browns 13