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NFL Week 10 PFF ReFocused: Cleveland Browns 19, Buffalo Bills 16

Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns beat the Buffalo Bills, 19-16, on Sunday to improve to 3-6 on the year.

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Final Score

Cleveland Browns 19, Buffalo Bills 16

Cleveland Browns

The regular season Browns debut of Kareem Hunt saw the former Chief take a backseat to Nick Chubb running the ball, but Hunt was a big part of the team's passing attack. Both Hunt and Chubb were on the field together often against Buffalo. It'll be interesting to see how the two are used moving forward.

A big effort from Myles Garrett towards the end of the first half showed that when he gets going he can be hard to stop. Dion Dawkins couldn't contend with the former first overall pick, and it was no surprise to see more help given to him as the game went on. Garrett hasn't managed to hit the heights of 2018 on a regular basis, but he's still an every-down threat rushing the passer.

With Denzel Ward playing well, it wasn't a surprise to see Greedy Williams targeted often in coverage. The rookie gave up three first downs but also forced an incompletion that he almost picked off in an effort that continued to show his progress as he adjusts to the NFL.

Buffalo Bills

As has become the norm with Josh Allen, it was a mixed day for the Bills quarterback. The velocity on his throws can't be questioned, with some work in intermediate areas showcasing this. But the accuracy remains a work in progress. He put the ball in bad locations and often just flat out missed his intended target too often. That isn't why the Bills lost, but it played a part in why they were unable to win.

Seeing his highest number of snaps, it's clear that the Bills backfield now belongs to Devin Singletary. He gave enough glimpses as to why on his nine carries, forcing three missed tackles and doing a decent enough job getting yards after contact.

It's been a quiet rookie season for Ed Oliver, and that continued against the Browns. He failed to generate any pressure, with the bulk of the Bills' good pass-rushing work done by the excellent Jerry Hughes, who worked over Greg Robinson.

Former first-round pick Tremaine Edmunds showed his top-end play in multiple facets this week. He picked up a safety on a sack, two defensive stops in coverage and was a constant force around the line of scrimmage in the run game. If he can keep his performance at this level, rather than some of the inconsistencies we've seen this year, the Bills' defense is only going to get better.

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