3 reasons the Cleveland Browns can beat the Buffalo Bills

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2. There will be room to throw

Buffalo has a very good defense, there’s no denying that. On the year, they’ve given up just 2,878 total yards which is good for eighth in the league. They’re also second overall in points with 151 given up.

That means nothing will come easy for Cleveland but there’s still an area where they might find some success. While the Bills are a top-10 run defense, they’re 14th in yards surrendered through the air. In nine games, they’ve given up 1,892 yards to opposing quarterbacks.

As for Cleveland, they boast a top-10 offense with 3,142 yards and 217 points. The majority of their damage has been done on the ground but they’ve also shown they can move it through the air when they need to.

In fact, they suddenly have two dangerous options at receiver in Amari Cooper and Donovan Peoples-Jones. Cooper has 585 yards and five touchdowns but right behind him is DPJ with 516 yards on 35 receptions. He’s aslo put up at least 50 yards in every game since Week 4 including a season-high 99 this past weekend.

With all that being said, the Browns are going to have room to throw the ball and should be able to take advantage of that. If so, they could find a way to surprise the heavily favored Bills.