Sep 16, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson (33) reacts after scoring during the second half against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals defeated the Browns 34-27. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE
The Cleveland Browns host the Buffalo Bills in Week 3, needing a win to avoid a 0-3 start.
The Cleveland Browns have lost their first two games by a total of eight points. When the Browns host Buffalo in Week 3, they will be hoping for more improvement from their young offense and just a few more breaks to go their way.
Trent Richardson, Cleveland's No. 3 overall selection in the 2012 draft, had his first big day as a pro in Cincinnati last Sunday: the Alabama product rushed for 109 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries, and caught four passes for another score and 36 yards. Quarterback Brandon Weeden was 26 of 37 through the air for 322 yards, two touchdowns, and perhaps most importantly, no turnovers, after he threw four picks in a Week 1 loss to Philadelphia.
After giving up 34 points to Andy Dalton and the Bengals offense, the Browns defense needs to step it up against a Buffalo attack that dropped 35 points on the Chiefs in Week 2. In the Bills' first two games, third-year tailback C.J. Spiller has already run for 292 yards 29 carries, after totaling 844 yards in his first two seasons.
Bills-Browns will be televised from Cleveland Browns Stadium at 1 p.m. ET on CBS. Visiting Buffalo opened as a three-point favorite on most books.