3 reasons the Browns can beat the Bucs in Week 12

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1. Bucs games have been close most of the year

I mentioned it earlier, but the Bucs have been a part of a ton of close games this year and truly don’t have an impressive win to their name other than Week 1 vs. the Cowboys. The Cleveland Browns have struggled to close games out this season, but that could all change on Sunday.

In the last six weeks, they only have two wins vs. the Falcons and shorthanded Rams, but two of the four losses were vs. the Steelers and Panthers who are currently bottom feeders of the league. In those two wins, they won by a combined eight points which is not the way Brady saw this season going.

There’s no doubt that Brady has the clutch gene that could be problematic at the end of the game, but this team is actually a great matchup for the Browns. Our struggling defense will get an opportunity vs. a struggling offense, and Jacoby Brissett has proven he can score even against the league’s best defenses.

I’ll always be nervous if Brady gets the ball in his hands at the end of the game and only needs one score to win, but the Browns running game could finally be the difference maker as they grind out the clock in the fourth quarter of a close game.

Even though this season has been disappointing the Browns faithful will still show up big and a great Cleveland crowd will help lead this team to victory on Sunday.