Tale of the tape
Week 3: Buffalo Bills At Cleveland Browns
|The Bills’ offense bounced back dramatically against the Chiefs after an awful Week One showing against the Jets. Ryan Fitzpatrick is an accurate passer who avoided mistakes and threw two touchdown passes against Kansas City.||Quarterback||Rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden looked much improved in the loss to the Bengals.Weeden may have been overwhelmed in Week One against the Eagles, but he put his talents on displayed and threw the ball effectively against an aggressive Bengals defense.|
|The Bills had an explosive running game against the Chiefs and C.J. Spiller is a back who can make big plays. He ran for 123 yards and two touchdowns and is anxious to show he can do it again. Stevie Johnson is a big-play wideout with explosive speed.||Offense||The Browns are not going to be a dominant offensive team. They have almost nothing to offer in terms of talent at the wide receiver position, but they have a future star in rookie running back Trent Richardson. He showed off his explosiveness and agility as a runner and a receiver against the Bengals.|
|The Bills added Mario Williams in the off-season so they could improve their pass rush. Williams has three tackles and no sacks in the first two games. The Bills defense held the Chiefs to a field goal and two garbage-time touchdowns in Week Two.||Defense||The Browns have some nastiness and athletic ability on the defensive side of the ball. Look for cornerback Joe Haden to take on the speedy Johnson. D’Qwell Jackson is a hard-hitting and sure-tackling linebacker|
|The Bills got a huge lift in special teams from Leodis McKelvin, who had an 88-yard punt return for a touchdown against the Chiefs. Brian Moorman is a solid punter who averaged 49.9 yards per punt in Week Two.||Special Teams||The Browns are going to depend on special teams play this season to help keep them in contention. Joshua Cribbs is probably the best return man in the NFL and it’s just a matter of time before he explodes and takes one to the house. Phil Dawson is one of the most underrated placekickers in the NFL.|
We'll just call it a tie
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