For the first time in a month, the Buffalo Bills (6-2) hit the road, traveling to Cleveland for a match up with the 2-6 Cleveland Browns in Week 10.
The Bills are coming off a three-game homestand where Buffalo defeated the Miami Dolphins (31-21) and the Washington Redskins (24-9) and lost a demoralizing 31-13 setback to the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Browns are looking to right the ship following a four-game losing streak where Cleveland was outscored by a combined margin of 114-63. For context, those losses came against the San Francisco 49ers, the Seattle Seahawks, the New England Patriots and the (gulp) Denver Broncos, teams with a combined record of 26-9.
Buffalo, meanwhile, has its best record after nine weeks since the 1993 season, when the Bills started 7-1 en route to their fourth consecutive Super Bowl appearance.
This will be the 22nd meeting all-time between the Bills and the Browns, and the first regular-season showdown between two of the top young quarterbacks from the NFL Draft class of 2018: Cleveland’s Baker Mayfield (the No. 1 overall selection) and Buffalo’s Josh Allen (No. 7 selection).
Cleveland leads the series 12-9, with Buffalo winning four of the last five. The last time these teams met, LeSean McCoy ran for 153 yards on 19 carries (an average of 8 yards per carry) with two touchdowns as the Bills rushed for 280 yards on the ground during a 33-13 win on Dec. 18, 2016. Buffalo amassed 451 total yards of offense while limiting Cleveland to 269 total yards of offense, including only 162 net passing yards.
The last time Buffalo traveled to Cleveland, Freddie Jackson rushed for two TDs and C.J. Spiller added a rushing score as Buffalo raced out to a 24-17 third quarter lead. But when EJ Manuel was hurt on a running play, that ushered in the Jeff Tuel era, and the Bills fell 37-24 on Oct. 3, 2013.
Here’s how to watch Sunday’s game from home:
Date: Sunday, November 10, 2019
Time: 1 p.m. Eastern
Channel: The game will be carried locally on CBS on WIVB 4 and CFTO 9 in Buffalo, WROC 8 in Rochester, WTVH 5 in Syracuse and Utica, WKTV 2 in Syracuse, Utica, and Albany, WRGB 6 in Utica and Albany, WCWN 45 in Albany, WBNG 12 in Syracuse, Binghamton, and Elmira, and WENY 36-2 in Elmira. View the broadcast map.
Announcers: Andrew Catalon (play-by-play) and former Bill James Lofton (analyst).
Location: New Era Field | Orchard Park, NY
Radio: WGR 550 AM (Buffalo), WCMF 96.5 FM and WROC 950 AM (Rochester), Fan 590 AM (Toronto), WTKW 99.5 FM and WKTV 105.5 FM (Syracuse), and the rest of the Buffalo Bills Radio Network.
Radio Play-by-Play: John Murphy and Eric Wood in the booth with sideline reporter Sal Capaccio.
Online: NFL Game Pass, NFL.com Game Center
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Thursday Injury Report
- Full participant: S Kurt Coleman (hamstring), CB Kevin Johnson (knee).
- Full participant: WR Odell Beckham Jr. (groin), TE Pharaoh Brown (concussion), T Kendall Lamm (knee), WR Jarvis Landry (shoulder), T Greg Robinson (ankle).
- Limited participant: G Joel Bitonio (back), S Damarious Randall (hamstring).
- Did not practice: S Eric Murray (knee), TE Ricky Seals-Jones (knee), DE Olivier Vernon (knee).