Solving NFL gambling puzzle after Browns’ Week 1 debacle Matt Youmans, VSiN · September 11, 2019 at 12:25 pm LAS VEGAS — For months, bookmakers watched money flow in on a perennial underdog that was turning into a public favorite. There were countless bets on the Browns to win their division and the Super Bowl in addition to tickets on Baker Mayfield to be MVP. All summer, bettors were hot on Cleveland. And then, in a TV sitcom twist, Mayfield showed up on the season’s first Sunday and played quarterback like Valerie Bertinelli or Betty White. After an offseason of trash-talking and Daniel Jones-bashing, Mayfield was humbled in a 43-13 loss to Tennessee.