This was an idea I had after scouring the SB Nation universe for content ideas. A lot of blogs do a very brief 300-400 word summary on their divisional rivals. I meant to do this on Sunday and will look to do that going forward, but this week we're a little delayed.
Buffalo came into this game needing a win to stay in contention in the highly competitive AFC and their play did not disappoint, beating the 7-5 Browns on their way to a 7-5 record themselves.
With offense in short demand, it was up to the impressive Buffalo defensive line to get the job done. They only got to Hoyer/Manziel twice but the constant pressure forced errant throws with Browns starter Brian Hoyer throwing two picks before being replaced by Jonny Manziel late on.
Buffalo limited impressive Cleveland rookie runners Crowell and West to just 61 yards on the ground and put up an impressive secondary display to keep Josh Gordon, Miles Austin and the rest of the Browns receivers out of the endzone.
Brian Hoyer and Kyle Orton will always hold their respective teams back in many regards, after all we saw a combined 3rd down efficiency of 5/27, which isn't very efficient at all.
Sammy Watkins was again limited in his productivity, making just 3 catches for 11 yards. I don't know if we can continue to blame the injuries for his lack of explosion in recent weeks, but it will be interesting to see if he can get out of this mini-funk sooner rather than later.
Buffalo remained tied for second place in the AFC east with a 7-5 record and the Browns prop up the AFC North with a 7-5 record, however they are tied for 2nd place in the highly competitive north.