Both teams have every reason to crumble under the pressure of an NFL season. Buffalo is operating on offense with a rookie quarterback in E.J. Manuel. They’re also starting another rookie in Robert Woods at wide receiver, while their would-be top player on offense, CJ Spiller, has under-performed for the majority of the season.
As for Cleveland, they had high hopes entering the 2013 season due to a new vertical offense and rising, young talent. Unfortunately, a Brandon Weeden flop through the first two weeks led to the trading of supposed franchise running back Trent Richardson. But instead of a complete tank job, the Browns turned to veteran quarterback Brian Hoyer, who has mastered Cleveland’s offense and led the Browns to two straight wins.
So, what does it all mean? Judging by Cleveland’s ironically explosive offense and gritty defense, combined with Buffalo’s ability to stay in just about any game (all of their games have been decided by a touchdown or less), Bills and Browns fans are in for a bit of a barn burner. As a matter of fact, as it turns out, they’re in for a bit of a steal, too.
Buffalo travels to Cleveland, where fans of either team are paying just $90 on average to watch the game live, with a feeble get-in tag of just $29. That’s 12% cheaper than the average price for Browns tickets at home this season, which makes all Cleveland home games arguable deals — but specifically this one.
While neither team is a heavy favorite here, both teams have solid defenses, while also boasting some quality offensive fire power. While the Browns may have the slight edge with the winning streak and being at home, it’s likely we’re in for a down-to-the-wire clash, something in which we normally aren’t blessed with on Thursday nights.