Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 9/21/12

In what seems to be a yearly affair, the Buffalo Bills are taking on the Cleveland Browns this Sunday in Cleveland. There are a few things to watch for in this game before one can make a solid prediction on the game.

Rookie running back Trent Richardson showed the league what he is capable of last week by earning his first 100-yard game. Richardson is elusive and powerful. The Bills defense will have to be strong against the run, which on paper doesn't look good. The Bills are ranked in the bottom half of the league against the run, however, both of Buffalo's games were blowouts, which could mean the run game got extra attention. Buffalo will have to improve while Cleveland uses Richardson to carry the offense.

Rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden is the oldest rookie quarterback in league history. He is 29 and showed last week what he could do in a losing effort. The offensive line must protect Weeden all game or he may start making mistakes. The Bills secondary is getting better as they work together.

The Bills pass rush has been seen in flashes, but with a rookie quarterback under center, expect passing plays to be high pressure situations. The Bills will force Weeden to make quick decisions and hopefully make mistakes. The Browns may start using hot routes to get the ball out quick.

Coaching is a big thing to watch this week. How will each coach attempt to stop the offense when so far it has proved difficult? Will the rookies on offense help the Browns get a home win? What adjustments will be made on the fly to keep it close. 

The Browns and Bills know each other quite well. The players may be different, but both teams encompass the same skill sets and both have strong run games. It remains to be seen which team will move forward with a win, but as most Bills/Browns games, it should be closer than expected. 

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