A heavy dose of Trent Richardson will keep the game close. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
The Bill head to Cleveland to face the Browns in a game that could be decided on the ground.
The Cleveland Browns enter Sunday's game at 0-2. While their record is an accurate reflection of how they've played, this is also a team trending upwards. No quarterback has been more Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde than rookie Brandon Weeden, who followed an abysmal four-interception debut with a solid performance, completing 70% of his passes en route to a 100+ QB rating.
In Buffalo, the Bills have had a different start to their season. Also embarrassed in Week 1, they are leaning on running back C.J. Spiller, who thus far has risen to the occasion and leads the NFL with 292 yards rushing.
The Bills are hurting the most due to injury, as defensive tackle Marcell Dareus has missed this week's practices. If he's unable to play, Buffalo will lose a huge key to their ability to stop Trent Richardson. Meanwhile, the Browns have injury issues of their own, but nothing on the magnitude of Dareus. Only TE Alex Smith and LB James-Michael Johnson have been unable to prepare this week.
With up-and-down QB performances, expect both teams to lean heavily on their effective running games. When paired with the team's strong defenses, this is poised to be a game that could end with single-digit scores.
Where: Cleveland Browns Stadium – Cleveland, OH
When: Sunday 9/23, 1:00 p.m. ET