The Buffalo Bills won’t be playing the Cleveland Browns at Highmark Stadium on Sunday as planned (the game was moved to Detroit for weather reasons), but they still managed to gain an advantage this week.
Multiple reports on Friday indicated that Browns cornerback Greg Newsome will miss this week’s game against Buffalo due to a concussion.
The Browns have ruled out starting CB Greg Newsome II for Sunday’s game against the Bills after he suffered a concussion in a collision at Friday’s practice.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 18, 2022
Newsome had a slow start to the season, but he’s been playing at a high level over the last month.
After a rocky start to the season, #Browns CB Greg Newsome is back to his old self— Mac🦬 (@tha_buffalo) November 9, 2022
Since week 4
-hasn’t allowed more than 31yds in a game
-his highest passer rating when targeted in a game was 76
-allowed a Y.A.C. total of 45yds
Newsome is once again a nuisance in coverage pic.twitter.com/uFAlzB9giL
The Bills were obviously going to be the favorites in this game even if Newsome played.
But Cleveland being down one of their top defensive players certainly tilts this game further in Buffalo’s favor.
The Browns might be 3-6, but they’re still a dangerous team (just ask the Cincinnati Bengals after their 32-13 loss to Cleveland). They’re less dangerous, however, without Newsome.
Bills quarterback Josh Allen should have no issues picking apart the Browns’ secondary without Newsome on the field.
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