Cleveland Browns (7-4) at Buffalo Bills (6-5)
|Date & Time||Sunday November 30, 2014, 1:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Buffalo Bills -2.5 -- Over/Under: 41.5
The Buffalo Bills and the Cleveland Browns face off on Sunday in Orchard Park in NFL action.
The Buffalo Bills return home after being snowed out last week and playing in Detroit but they are also coming off one of their better games of the year pounding the Jets. The Bills are averaging 21.6 points and 322.9 yards per game which is in the lower third in the NFL and they are led by Kyle Orton who has completed 65.4 percent of his passes with 12 touchdowns and three interceptions. Anthiny Dixon leads the Bills in rushing with 332 yards and Sammy Watkins has 48 receptions and five touchdowns and Robert Woods has 45 receptions. The Bills defense is fourth in points allowed at 18.8 and fourth in yards allowed with 312.2 and they are plus eight in turnover ratio. Preston Brown has 79 tackles, Nigel Braham has 73 tackles, and Mario Williams has 12 sacks. The Bills defense has been outstanding but they will need to work on the offense in the off-season.
The Cleveland Browns are 7-4 this season but that is good enough for last place in the AFC North. The Browns offense is averaging 22 points and 366.9 yards per game and they are led by QB Brian Hoyer who has completed 55.9 percent of his passes with 11 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Isaiah Crowell has become the top option at running back averaging 5.0 yards per carry with seven touchdowns and Andrew Hawkins is the leading receiver with 50 receptions but Cleveland had an injection of life with Josh Gordon returning to the team. The Browns defense allows 19.9 points and 367.1 yards per game and they are plus seven in turnover ratio. DOnte Whitner has 73 tackles, Karlos Dansby has 73 tackles, and Joe Haden has 62 tackles. Every game is going to count for the Browns as the season winds down.
Buffalo is 2-5 against the spread against the AFC, 9-25-1 against the spread following a win, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games. Cleveland is 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five road games, 0-3-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 3-7 against the spread on the road against a team with a winning home record. The favorite has covered the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two.
This looks like a tough one but my play here is the Bills.