Buccaneers at Browns spread, line, picks: Expert predictions for Week 12 NFL game


Jacoby Brissett will get one more chance to prove himself to the Cleveland Browns when they host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brissett and the Browns are a little more than a field goal underdog at home against Brady and the Bucs.

Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. ET Sunday. The game will be televised on FOX.

In what might be an unexpected twist for this Browns season, the offense under Brissett has not really been the problem. They enter Sunday’s game with a top-10 offense that has averaged 24 points per game. Brissett has not been perfect, and he has had some issues protecting the ball, but Nick Chubb has helped power the ground game and the offense has at least kept them in some games.

The issue in Cleveland has been on defense where the Browns have been torched most of the season, allowing at least 30 points in five different games.

That might be good news for a Tampa Bay offense that has really struggled to find consistency.

Tom Brady has been great at protecting the football and avoiding turnovers, but the big plays and touchdowns have been largely eliminated. Brady has just 12 touchdown passes in 10 games and is averaging just 6.6 yards per attempt, one of the lowest marks of his career.

Despite their struggles on offense, the Buccaneers still enter the week in first place in the NFC South and the only team in the division without a losing record. Given that spot, and a remainin schedule that only features two more winning teams (San Francisco and Arizona) Tampa Bay figures to be in the driver’s seat for that top spot.

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