By Tim Graham
The Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns have produced some low-scoring duds in recent years.
Who can forget the Bills' 13-6 tour de force in 2010?
Or that rollicking 6-3 Browns victory in 2009?
Or that 8-0 Browns masterpiece in 2007?
Thankfully, AccuScore projects Sunday's game at Cleveland Browns Stadium to feature many more points than those.
The Bills won 59.3 percent of AccuScore's 10,000 simulations and scored an average of 24.2 points. The Browns averaged 20.6 points.
AccuScore also detected a decent chance the Bills and Browns get into a shootout. In 18 percent of the simulations, both teams scored at least 24 points. But in those scenarios, the Bills still won 56 percent of the time.
AccuScore mentioned the forecast calls for turnovers. Ryan Fitzpatrick and Brandon Weeden combined to average almost three interceptions a game.
If the Browns can't contain C.J. Spiller and he rushes for at least 85 yards and a touchdown, then the Bills are 81 percent favorites.
But if the Browns can hold Spiller to less than 4 yards a carry while Trent Richardson averages at least 5 yards a carry, then the Browns jump to 61 percent favorites.
As for the season outlook, the Bills won the AFC East in 8.6 percent of AccuScore's latest run of simulations and qualified for the playoffs 31.1 percent of the time.