Buffalo Bills at Cleveland Browns, September 23, 2012: Fan Preview

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It is hard to believe the Cleveland Browns are seeking their first victory in nine games. Remembering how awful the end of the year last season was, it becomes a bit more believable. But this year's squad is an improvement over last, even if they have managed to drop their first two games of the new season.

Both Brandon Weeden and Trent Richardson showed tremendous improvement last week against the Cincinnati Bengals than what was witnessed during the season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles. Despite the pair of losses, the team looks as if it has a fighting chance to win a few games this year. When I say "few" I mean that literally.

Cleveland has a legitimate shot at earning their first victory against the Buffalo Bills. For one, Buffalo has dropped eight straight games on the road. It is certainly a streak they will try to break with running back C.J. Spiller hoping to come up big again. If the Cleveland defense can contain him, and the two rookies Weeden and Richardson can have a repeat of their performance against Cincinnati, a win is within reach for the Browns.

The matchup:

The Cleveland Browns will take on the Buffalo Bills at Cleveland Browns Stadium located in Cleveland, Ohio on Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 1 p.m. EDT.

The standings:

Cleveland enters the contest with a 0-2 record and in fourth place in the AFC North. They are 0-1 when playing at home and are 0-1 against AFC teams this season.

Buffalo enters the contest with a 1-1 record and in fourth place in the AFC East. They are 0-1 when playing on the road and are 1-1 against AFC teams this season.

The series:

The regular season all-time series record stands at 10-6 in favor of the Browns.

Where to watch:

The game will be televised on the CBS network. Check your local television listings for broadcasts in your area.

Medical Watch: (PUP-physically unable to perform, IR-injured reserve, O-out, D-doubtful, Q-questionable, P-probable)

Cleveland: Phil Taylor (Chest, PUP), Marcus Benard (elbow, IR), Emmanuel Acho (undisclosed, IR), Eddie Williams (undisclosed, IR), Austin English (undisclosed, IR), Chris Gocong (Achilles, IR), Alex Smith (concussion, O), James-Michael Johnson (ribs, O), Joshua Cribbs (knee, Q), Juqua Parker (foot, Q), Raymond Ventrone (hand, Q), Scott Fujita (knee, P), Greg Little (back, P), Billy Winn (concussion, P), Oniel Cousins (ankle, P), Trent Richardson (knee, P).

Buffalo: Mike Caussin (knee, PUP), David Nelson (knee, IR), Ron Brooks (foot, IR), Torell Troup (back, IR), Zebrie Sanders (undisclosed, IR), Ruvell Martin (ankle, O), Fred Jackson (knee, O), Jairus Byrd (foot, Q), Nick Barnett (knee, P).

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Paul Rados is an avid Cleveland Browns fan and a Featured Contributor for the Yahoo! Contributor Network. Follow him on Twitter @PSRados or leave him a message on Facebook.

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