The Cleveland Browns will have their hands full when they travel to western New York to face the 6-7 Buffalo Bills. What must the team do to pull off the unlikely upset?
The Cleveland Browns enter Week 15 as the joke of the NFL, with all odds against them to avoid the first winless season in franchise history.
With each game included, they have been outscored 375-206 this season, and are in danger of falling to 0-14 on the road this week in Buffalo. The Bills come in losers of two straight, placing them on the outside of the playoff picture with little hope remaining.
Shockingly and somewhat ironically, Buffalo also enters this game with less stability than the 0-13 Browns. Recent questions about head coach Rex Ryan and quarterback Tyrod Taylor have been raised, as fans are upset with the lack of progress this season.
The injury report is also not pretty for the Bills, as the status of their top receiving threat and defensive lineman is unknown. Both Kyle Williams and Sammy Watkins were limited in practice on Friday and are listed as questionable for the game.
However, none of this cancels out the lack of talent on these two rosters. The Bills appear to be far superior to the Browns, and come into this December showdown as 10-point favorites.
So in order for Cleveland to pull off the upset, they will need to be on the top of their game in every facet. These five areas are where the Browns should pay careful attention to, as they must excel to give themselves the best chance to win.