The Cleveland Browns travel to the icy home of the Buffalo Bills on December 12th in this battle among the up and coming teams for the 2011 NFL season. Peyton Hillis suffered a major setback against the Miami Dolphins but now he faces the worst run defense in the NFL. Hillis should play a big part in this game and if the Cleveland Browns are smart they will keep the ball on the ground and out of the air with their shaky quarterback.
Cleveland Browns Offense vs Buffalo Bills Defense
Peyton Hillis and Joshua Cribbs are the two most explosive offensive players in the NFL and the Cleveland Browns are struggling to get the most out of them every weekend. This game against the Buffalo Bills in Buffalo could be the perfect storm for Hillis. Hillis and his big day will be offset by Jake delhomme if they try to pass against the Buffalo Bills secondary.
Although they are not known for picking off passes the Buffalo Bills defensive secondary does have respect among other NFL teams. The Buffalo Bills are prone to making mistakes late in games and giving up the big play but they still have kept teams close. They are giving up less than 210 yards per game through the air but they are giving up almost 150 yards per game on the ground. The Cleveland Browns offense has the edge over the Buffalo Bills defense.
Buffalo Bills Offense vs Cleveland Browns Defense
Ryan Fitzpatrick has performed above expectations for the Buffalo Bills as their starting quarterback but he has failed to close the deal. The running game of the Buffalo Bills has never taken off with Fred Jackson and CJ Spiller in the back field and they are averaging 110 yards per game. Although Ryan Fitzpatrick has done well he has only averaged less than 210 yards per game.
The Cleveland Browns defense has gone about their business quietly. They are weak against the run, giving up over 115 yards per game on the ground and they are yielding 237 yards through the air. The defense for the Cleveland Browns is plus seven in the turnover ratio department and their first round NFL Draft pick Joe Haden has played major part. The Cleveland Brown defense has the edge over the Buffalo Bills offense.
Cleveland Browns vs Buffalo Bills -2: Pick Against the Spread & Breakdown
The Las Vegas Hilton Superbook posted the Buffalo Bills as a two point favorite over the visiting Cleveland Browns. The Cleveland Browns and the Buffalo Bills are two teams that have played with heart all season but do not have the record to show for it.
The Cleveland Browns are 2-4 against the spread when playing on the road and 2-4 straight up. The Buffalo Bills are 2-3-1 against the spread on their home turf. With neither team a legitimate cover team, this game is a toss up but the Buffalo Bills on their home field have a slight edge. Take the Buffalo Bills -2 over the Cleveland Browns.
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