Browns at Bills Game Preview

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Dec 11, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) throws a pass during the second quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Week 15 usually means teams prepping for the playoffs or looking to play spoiler. Some coaches are on the hot seat and the bottom teams in the league are usually looking ahead to the draft and the offseason. For the 2016 Browns though, Week 15 means another opportunity to try and get their first win of the season and with only the Chargers and Steelers left on their schedule after this they’re running out of chances.

At 6-7 the Bills would need a miracle to make the playoffs and there’s already rumors that Rex Ryan is going to be fired at the season’s end. The Bills are looking to get the win to move to 7-7 and hope that things swing their way in the AFC to maybe save some jobs moving forward.

Players to Watch

Cleveland Browns: Terrelle Pryor

Pryor saw his targets go way down last week with Griffin at quarterback, so it’ll be interesting to see whether or not the Griffin and the Browns will funnel more targets his way. He only saw three targets against the Bengals and caught one of them for three yards, so if the Browns are going to have any chance of winning this game they’re going to need to get the ball to their playmaker in Pryor.


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Buffalo Bills: Tyrod Taylor

There’s word circling that even if Ryan doesn’t get fired that the Bills may move on from Taylor, so Taylor can use these final few games as an audition for other teams that could be interested in a solid QB (Browns, Jets, Texans, 49ers). Taylor can play a bad game and the Bills can still win, but at this point he’s playing to save his career.

Game Prediction

I predicted the Browns will win every single game this season in various pick ‘em leagues because I was operating under the delusion that if I believed hard enough it would happen. Suffice to say I am not winning any of those leagues.

Cleveland Browns: 14

Buffalo Bills: 31

At this point the Chargers (possibly without Melvin Gordon) are the best chance for the Browns to get their win. The Bills are the much better team and barring a complete and total collapse they should destroy the Browns.

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