Cleveland Browns at Buffalo Bills – NFL Week 11 Game Preview

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The Cleveland Browns were set to travel to Highmark Stadium to take on the Buffalo Bills, however, with Buffalo forecasted to receive over five feet of snow, the game has been relocated to Ford Field in Detroit. This will allow the teams to play in a dome rather than playing where the snow could end up being taller than some players. The Browns come into the game with a 3-6 record and are tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers for last place in the AFC North. On the flip side, the Bills enter the contest with a record of 6-3 and even with this record, they sit in third place in a highly competitive AFC East. 

Cleveland Browns Hope to Steal Win While Bills Are Down

The Browns have had a rough first half of their season and have had a very tough time closing out games. They have a very tough matchup in front of them this week against an elite Buffalo Bills team. Cleveland will likely struggle through the air against Buffalo’s secondary, and they will once again be heavily reliant on their running game to stay in this game. With Nick Chubb being one of the top backs in the league paired with Kareem Hunt coming off of the bench at the running back position, Cleveland is well equipped for a field day on the ground every week, however, with Buffalo having such a high powered offense, Cleveland could easily find themselves behind early and forced to turn to the passing game. 

The Browns will also have their work cut out for them this week on the defensive side of the ball. Despite the Bills struggling through the past two weeks, they still have one of the best offenses in the league. Cleveland’s secondary will be put to the test against Buffalo’s passing game and if they do not show up to play, it could be a very long game for the Browns.

Buffalo Bills Look to Bounce Back With Dominant Win After Back to Back Losses

In the past two weeks, the Buffalo Bills have appeared to be human. After getting through their first seven games with only a single loss, the Bills suffered back to back losses to the New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings in their past two games. This week, they have a perfect opportunity to get things back on track and make up some lost ground in the AFC East. 

They greatly outmatch the Browns on both sides of the ball, and the only real advantage that Cleveland has over them is in the rushing game. If they are able to push the pace of the game and establish superiority in the air, there is no reason as to why the Bills should drop this game. With the Browns still starting Jacoby Brissett at quarterback, it is clear that the Browns are not at their full potential and will have a very difficult time keeping up with Buffalo’s elite passing attack.