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Experts Predict the Outcome of 49ers-Browns Game

Following a dramatic, overtime victory over the Chicago Bears last week, the San Francisco 49ers will try to win their second road game in a row when they visit the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

The Browns have lost seven games in a row and are 1-5 at FirstEnergy Stadium this year. They will start Johnny Manziel at quarterback against San Francisco, which is led by an improving Blaine Gabbert.

This is the first meeting between the two clubs since the 49ers defeated the Browns, 20-10, at Candlestick Park in 2011

Here are the experts' picks from around the web for the Week 14 tilt. 

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports: 49ers 21, Browns 17

"This will be Johnny Manziel's game as the starter. That's the smart thing. The 49ers won on the road at Chicago last week, but consecutive road games can be tough. They overcome it. Blaine Gabbert wins again."

Peter Schrager of Fox Sports: 49ers 21, Browns 20

"I'll be on the sidelines reporting for FOX's broadcast of this one, and think we're in for a better football game than some might expect. Johnny Football's the big story, yes, but with so many Browns receivers battling injuries, it looks like Terrelle Pryor has a real shot at being active for the game, as well. Dwayne Bowe, making $9 million this season, has been a healthy scratch too many times. We should see him, too. San Francisco just went on the road and beat a red-hot Bears team. There's momentum with San Francisco."

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk: 49ers 20, Browns 13

The two historic franchises have played 18 times since 1950. Sunday marks the first meeting in Cleveland since 2007.

"Eric Mangini returns to Cleveland, with a team that just stole a win in Chicago. Johnny Manziel or not, the Browns simply aren't good enough, and the dysfunction the organization once again is displaying will make it hard to win another game this year."

Don Banks of Sports Illustrated: 49ers 20, Browns 16

"Give it up for Blaine Gabbert, the former Jaguars quarterback who has managed to match the number of wins produced by Colin Kaepernick despite starting half as many games. Gabbert is 2–2 following Kaepernick's 2–6 half-season of work. The bar of expectation for Gabbert was set low, but he seems to have won the confidence and support of his 49ers teammates, and that's at least one positive to take from this lost season in San Francisco. Can Johnny Manziel manage to do the same over the course of this final four weeks in Cleveland?"

Elliot Harrison of 49ers 23, Browns 20

"#Gabbertmania. You can't stop the man right now, who has provided a spark the 49ers. San Francisco has scored just 69 points since the 2011 10th-overall pick entered the lineup. He's 2-2, though, far from the 2-6 mark the team had under Colin Kaepernick's direction."

ESPN's panel of 13 experts: 12 pick 49ers, one picks Browns

CBS Sports' panel of eight experts: five pick 49ers, three pick Browns

Fox Sports' panel of eight experts: six pick 49ers, two pick Browns

USA TODAY's panel of seven experts: four pick Browns, three pick 49ers

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