NFL: Browns vs. Bills preview
Cleveland (2-2) vs. Buffalo (2-2)
Line: Browns by 4
Forecast: Scattered thunderstorms, 65
The Bills and Browns are two of the league’s early surprises, with each at 2-2 under first-year coaches.
In his third start for the Browns, quarterback Brian Hoyer will be facing a defense that leads the NFL in interceptions with nine, including five last week in a win over Joe Flacco and the Ravens.
STATS AND STUFF
Hoyer is the first Browns quarterback to win his first two starts since Mark Rypien in 1994. … Bills defensive end Mario Williams’ 69 sacks since 2006 are fifth-most in the league.
HOW IT MIGHT PLAY OUT
Buffalo and Cleveland have been sparked by opportunistic defenses, and one team will emerge from a short week and with momentum before the leaves drop and the weather along Lake Erie turns harsh and unforgiving.
— Staff and wire reports