The Buccaneers are currently in a must-win situation this Sunday. Tampa Bay currently sits at 2-3 and are currently on a three game losing streak.
With Baker Mayfield and the 2-3-1 Browns coming to town this weekend, this is a game the Buccaneers should win, have to win and need to win, otherwise, the season is officially over in mid-october yet again.
Will Mark Duffner be able to create some packages that confuse Mayfield? If there is ever an opportunity for the Buccaneers to gain some confidence in themselves on the defensive side of the ball, this is the week to do it. The Browns have the second lowest completion percentage in the league on offense at 53.3%. The Buccaneers are currently allowing an NFL record 76.8% completion percentage against.
These two teams aren’t all that familiar with each other being from different conferences, but they have played a total of nine times throughout the years. Make no mistake about it, this Cleveland Browns team is much better than the ones in the past and this will not be a pushover game for Tampa Bay.
Here is a look at some of the all-time stats between the two teams when they square off.
All-time record: Cleveland leads Tampa Bay 6-3.
Last Matchup: Cleveland beat Tampa 22-17 in Cleveland.
Last five games: Tampa Bay is leading 3-2.
All-time scoring comparison: Cleveland has scored 188 points, while Tampa bay has scored 144.