Chris: 24-14, Cleveland- My hometown versus my college town. I remember when the Browns came back to the NFL that I had a soft spot for them and even thought of adopting them as my second team. Then I went to school in Cleveland, learned that Cleveland sports fans give Buffalo's a run for their relative sporting IQ and the rest is history. The Browns offense was anemic in week one but exploded in week two. Their defense is stout and could present some issues to Ryan Fitzpatrick and the passing game – they have five INTs and get to the QB. I think the Bills offense, on the whole, is better. I also feel like the Bills defense is more balanced and is less likely to get torn up by the Browns offense. However, something tells me this might just be a let down. The Bills haven't played the Browns well in a long time.
Brandon: 23-13, Bills- This game might be a little closer than some people think. It's obviously going to come down to which Brandon Weeden and Trent Richardson the Bills defense allows to take the field. If the rookie duo plays like they did last week, and the Buffalo D returns to Week 1 form, I think they'll give the Bills a run for their money. Conversely, I'm expecting C.J. Spiller to have another nice performance. My eyes will be on Ryan Fitzpatrick all game, though. If he can't put up numbers against this Browns secondary it may be a good time to sound the alarm on the Bills' signal caller. In any event, let's just pray Sunday's Bills vs. Browns matchup doesn't hold true to its recent snoozefest theme.
Michael Necci: 27-24, Bills – This game will be a lot closer then it should be. Buffalo is far more talented on both sides of the ball, but these are the Bills and they're on the road where craziness will ensue. Last time the Bills won a road game was September 11, 2011. The opener in Kansas City (A crying shame Buffalo can't play KC 16x's a year). Last time the Bills won in Cleveland was in September of 1995. I was a Senior in High School. The Browns looked a lot better last week on both sides of the ball vs Cincinnati. Weeden went for 322 and Trent Richardson looked really good with two scores. The Bills run defense will be put to the test, so look for Richardson to get 20+ carries. Buffalo needs to RUN, RUN, RUN on Sunday. The offensive line looked fantastic last week and they need to carry that momentum. The best stat wasn't the zero turnovers or sacks by the offense, but how Fitzpatrick only threw 19 times. If Gailey can keep Fitz between 20-25 throws and get Spiller 20+ touches, then the Bills should *SHOULD* win.
Mike Tracz: 4-3, Bills- As Marv Levy always used to say: "Run and stop the run." That, I think, is the storyline of the game: can CJ Spiller keep up his torrid pace against a middle-of-the-pack Browns run defense, and after shutting down the Jets and Chiefs on the ground, can the Bills do the same to Trent Richardson, arguably their biggest test to date? I'm going with "yes" and "yes". (The hockey-like score prediction is obviously based on the 6-3 and 8-0 games from 2009 and 200 – also, because it's now starting to sink in that hockey isn't coming back anytime soon. I miss hockey already.)
Frank: 35-24, Bills- Buffalo is horrendous on the road. Cleveland is just plain horrendous. It's closer than folks expect, but the Bills win this one.