EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 09: Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 of the Buffalo Bills reacts during their season opener against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium on September 9, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
The Buffalo Bills enter Week 3 as early 2.5-point favorites over the Cleveland Browns. That is fairly remarkable - not just because the Browns have played two very competitive football games this season, but because the Bills have lost eight straight road games.
When was the last time the Bills won on the road, you ask? That'd be last year's 41-7, season-opening win over the Kansas City Chiefs. Since then, the Bills have dropped eight straight away from home. Five of those eight games were decided by 20 or more points, and they've been outscored 291-142 (or roughly 36-18 on average) in those games.
Buffalo hung tight with the Bengals (23-20), Giants (27-24) and Jets (28-24) on the road last year, but were blown out of the building by the Cowboys (44-7), Dolphins (35-8), Chargers (37-10) and Patriots (49-21) - and then again by the Jets (48-28) just two weeks ago. The Bills have yet to play a competitive, down-to-the-wire football game this year; Cleveland has done it twice. This is a very interesting road situation for the road-weary Bills.