The Buccaneers and the Browns are going into the game as polar opposites; a good offense with a bad defense is facing a good defense with a bad offense.
Just like everyone expected at the start of the season, the Buccaneers are coming out of the bye with one of the worst offenses in the league. Meanwhile, the Browns, a team without their $230 million quarterback, are one of the best offensive units in the league.
At the same time, the Bucs have one of the best defense while the Browns have one of the worst.
Not exactly how any of us planned it to go, yet here we are.
While the Buccaneers and Browns are opposites on paper, the sum of their seasons has been the same; disappointment. The Bucs should only have one loss on their record at the moment. The Browns could easily only have three, even with a backup quarterback in as the starter.
Now, both teams will look to make a statement this Sunday, and it looks like the recipe is clear; the team that can subvert their own tendencies the best is going to come out with the win.
If that Buccaneers offense comes out firing, there isn’t a team in the league that can stop them. However, if the Buccaneer offense falls short and has to rely on the defense again to get the win, the Browns are probably good enough to get some points and make this game closer than it needs to be.
One way or another, Buccaneers fans need to hope that Byron Leftwich put some work in over the bye week and has this passing attack ready to go against a Browns defense that is one of thew worst in the NFL.
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