The Buffalo Bills (6-3, 3-1 Home) face the Cleveland Browns (3-6, 1-3 Away) at Ford Field on Sunday. The Bills are 7.5-point favorites, and the total is 49.5. Cleveland is coming off a tough 39-17 loss against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium last Sunday.
Jacoby Brissett threw for 212 yards and a touchdown. Nick Chubb ran 11 times for 63 yards and a touchdown. Donovan Peoples-Jones was targeted nine times, catching five passes for 99 yards.
Buffalo lost 33-30 to the Minnesota Vikings at Highmark Stadium last Sunday. Josh Allen was 29 of 43 for 330 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions. He added 84 yards on the ground. Stefon Diggs was targeted 16 times, hauling in 12 receptions for 128 yards.
The teams are meeting in the regular season for the first time since November 2019, a 19-16 win for the Browns.
TALE OF THE TAPE
The Browns are averaging 24.1 points per game for the season, 10th in the NFL, and they are facing a Bills defense that has surrendered 16.8 PPG (2nd). Meanwhile, Buffalo has scored 27.8 points a game this season, second in the league, and Cleveland is allowing 26.4 PPG (31st).
The Browns rank as one of the league’s top teams in rushing yards per game (158.8, 5th), while they are 22nd in passing yards (230.4). The Bills are 17th in passing yards allowed per game (230.2) and seventh against the run (109.6).
Buffalo has been one of the league’s top passing teams, averaging 304.6 passing yards per game (3rd), while ranking 10th in rushing yards (129.9). The Browns are allowing 232.9 passing yards (19th) and 131.1 rushing yards per game (23rd).
Through nine games, Jacoby Brissett has thrown for eight touchdowns (5 INT) and 230.4 yards per game to lead Cleveland in passing. In four games away from home this season, he has two TDs (1 INT) and an average of 212.8 yards passing.
Nick Chubb leads the team in rushing with an average of 100.4 yards a game over nine games. He has 11 touchdowns on the ground. Amari Cooper is the Browns’ leading receiver with 65.0 yards a game and five TDs.
He is averaging 4.7 receptions on 7.7 targets per game. Josh Allen has 20 passing touchdowns (10 INT) with 303.7 yards per game through nine games to lead Buffalo. Josh Allen also leads the team in rushing with an average of 52.9 yards per game. He has four touchdowns on the ground.
Stefon Diggs has been a star in the Bills’ passing game. He has seven touchdowns and a 109.4 yard per game average through nine appearances. Stefon Diggs is averaging 11.0 targets per game (8.0 receptions).
SportsTips’ NFL Pick:
Under 50.5 (-110)
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*Odds correct at time of publication, courtesy of BetMGM.