Bills at Browns:

Bills have chance to start 7-2

WGR 550
November 10, 2019 - 5:36 am

(WBEN/WGR)    Bills beat reporter Sal Capaccio says the Bills head to Cleveland with an opportunity to move to 7-2 on the season. Here are three keys to the game:


Simply put, the Bills have been poor against the run the last two games, allowing 345 total yards and averages of 5.3 and 5.5 yards per carry, respectively.  The Browns, on the other hand, rank second in the NFL in rushing yards per play at 5.18 yards per clip, led by Nick Chubb’s 803 yards, which is fifth most in the NFL.  And now the Browns get Kareem Hunt back, as well.  So the Bills will have a major task on their hands stopping Cleveland from running the football.  Whether they can or not will go a long way in determining the outcome of the game.

Odell Danger

There’s been a lot of talk this week about Browns receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. not getting enough targets in the passing game especially in the red zone.  Head coach Freddie Kitchens has been asked about it.  Quarterback Baker Mayfield has been asked about it.  Odell Beckham has been asked about it.  It’s become a big part of the 2-6 Browns’ season storyline.  They’re most likely going to force the ball to him whenever and however they can.  The Bills may elect to use cornerback Tre’Davious White exclusively on Beckham.  If they do, that matchup should be tremendous to watch.

Double-up on Singletary

Much like Beckham’s situation in Cleveland, Bills coaches and players were hearing a lot about why running back Devin Singletary wasn’t getting the ball enough.  Then that changed last week.  The rookie carried it 20 times for 95 yards and added another 3 catches for 45 yards for a 140 yard day.  The Browns come into the game with one of the league’s worst run defenses, allowing over 141 yards per game (30th) and 4.91 yards perplex (29th).  The Bills may and should look to give the ball to Singletary again as they did a week ago

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