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Get to Know Buffalo Bills Week 11 Opponent: Cleveland Browns

Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns (Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports)
Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns (Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Buffalo Bills lost an absolute heartbreaker to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 10, in what many are now considering the Game of the Year. The Vikings bested the Bills on the road, beating the home team 33-30 in overtime. Thanks in part to some turnovers by Josh Allen, a mishandled snap in the endzone, and a spectacular catch by Justin Jefferson, Minnesota was able to rally from a 17-point second-half deficit to come out on top.

With their loss to the Vikings, the Bills are now on a two-game losing streak – and have fallen to third place in the AFC East, behind the Dolphins and Jets. But even after losing back-to-back games, the Bills still have a chance to right the ship before Thanksgiving. Their next opponent on the schedule is the Cleveland Browns, who recently got blown out by the Dolphins 39-17.

In the all-time series involving these two Lake Erie teams, Cleveland leads Buffalo 13-9. Cleveland won the most recent bout in 2019, winning 19-16 at home. The Browns’ offense is holding up pretty well, ranked 5th in the league. Running back Nick Chubb has been leading the offensive unit, totaling 904 rushing yards, which is good for third in the NFL. Cleveland’s defense, however, is more middle-of-the-road as it’s ranked 17th.

It should be noted that Sunday’s game will be the last Browns game before Deshaun Watson gets to suit up for the team for game day. Watson has been spending time at Browns’ practice, as his eleven-game suspension is nearing his end.

Buffalo Bills have the game moved to Detroit due to the weather

This isn’t the first time the Bills had their game moved to Detroit due to the weather. In 2014, they had a home game against the Jets that was moved to Detroit because of snow.

The Bills are slated to play the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving, so Buffalo will play two back-to-back games at Ford Field.