Cleveland Browns: 5 bold predictions against Tampa Bay in Week 12
1. Browns will beat the Bucs
Despite the last two losses by Cleveland, they’re returning to their home field and the game will likely be played under less-than-ideal weather conditions as they are calling for temperatures in the 40s and rain.
Add in the fact that Jacoby Brissett is potentially playing his last game as a starter in Cleveland, Nick Chubb should be able to get back on track, and finally that the team’s defense has been embarrassed the last couple of games, and it feels like they’re due for a win.
It won’t be easy for Cleveland as they will going up against a very good team and a great quarterback. Tampa Bay has won their last two games and has been well rested having had their bye week, but this game just has a Browns victory stamp posted on it.
The Buccaneers are in the middle of the pack as far as defensive and offensive production. Both teams are similar in many categories. The Browns, however, give up almost 27 points a game, while the Bucs only give up 18 points a game. On the other hand, Cleveland is scoring 24 points a game while Tampa Bay is only averaging 18 points a game.
If the Browns’ defense can stop blaming everyone else for their failures and play together then they have a great opportunity to win. Before their bye week, Cleveland got an outstanding effort by its defense because the team played inspired and together in their 31-13 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. A return to that commitment by the team would be a welcomed sight for all to witness.