Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Cleveland Browns

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If it happened one week later than its NFL Week 12 spot on the NFL schedule, this game could see a dynamite matchup between two top quarterbacks. However, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will avoid seeing Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson, who was suspended 11 games following a series of sexual misconduct allegations.

Buccaneers vs. Browns Betting Preview

Buccaneers vs Browns stats won’t be adequate to tell the background of this game. Cleveland had a messy offense following last season. Despite putting up good NFL stats in his first few seasons, an injury was part of the reason quarterback Baker Mayfield fell out of favor with the Browns. When the Browns signed Watson before knowing what his suspension would be, it caused another issue.

Because of how the NFL schedule is set up, the Browns needed to find a veteran quarterback to help carry the load until Watson came back. Jacoby Brissett will be asked to pilot Cleveland’s offense but won’t have to do it alone. Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt are more than capable of taking the pressure off Brissett.

Buccaneers vs Browns odds show that Tampa Bay will again be a contender to win the Super Bowl, thanks to Tom Brady reversing his decision on retirement. The Buccaneers’ ageless quarterback led the league in passing yards last season. Tampa Bay brought in veteran Julio Jones to start at wide receiver, while the Buccaneers return Chris Godwin and Mike Evans.

The Buccaneers will hope Todd Bowles can settle in quickly as the team’s coach.

Rivalry History

When it comes to NFL matchups, previous meetings between the Browns and Buccaneers weren’t highly anticipated as both teams had long periods of struggles. Cleveland leads the all-time series 6-4.

Matchup Trends

Buccaneers vs Browns stats shows Tampa Bay has won four of the past five meetings between the two teams. Tampa Bay won the last meeting between the teams 26-23 in overtime in 2018.

Venue Information

Visiting NFL teams haven’t had many issues playing at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. The Browns are 72-111-1 at their home stadium since their first season back in 1999.

Betting Tips for Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cleveland Browns

Buccaneers vs Browns odds will show that Tampa Bay will feel fortunate this game didn’t happen one week later. While there are no guarantees when it comes to NFL standings, getting an opportunity to play Cleveland without Watson makes the task of winning on the road much easier. With the right gameplan, the Browns should be able to be competitive without Watson.

The Cleveland Browns have a strong running game and showed over the past few years that they have had solid play on both sides of the ball. Cleveland won’t want to feel like it lost all of its momentum since it picked up a playoff victory a few weeks back. This is a good spot for Tampa Bay Buccaneers to win a cold weather game, and without Watson, a task the Buccaneers should be able to accomplish.

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