Cleveland Browns: 5 bold predictions against Tampa Bay in Week 12

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2. Browns will intercept Tom Brady twice

The only way the Browns are going to beat the Buccaneers and Tom Brady on Sunday is if they can force them into turnovers. Cleveland only has three interceptions as a team so far this year. They haven’t been winning any type of turnover battle this season because they aren’t forcing things.

In an interesting battle of words, Browns defensive end Myles Garrett tried throwing his coaches into the fire by saying the team hasn’t made progress in the turnover department and implied that it’s because the coaching staff doesn’t focus on it.

Head coach Kevin Stefanski then shot back the next day by saying to reporters that forcing turnovers is something they work on all the time.

As reported by Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Stefanski said:

"“Again, Myles speaks for Myles. I’ll talk to him about it. I know this, we put a lot of time emphasis on takeaways in our building. We haven’t gotten them. That has been our issue. In these games, we have to take the ball away, and we’ll look for ways to do that.”"

In the end, the Browns need to be more aggressive in these last seven games of the season and it starts with the defense. Brady hasn’t thrown too many interceptions this year, with just two, so Cleveland will have their work cut out for them. However, a few tipped passes on a cold and rainy day could be what the doctor ordered.