Bills vs. Browns 2013: Odds and lines for Thursday Night Football

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The winner of this game is 3-2 and has a legitimate shot to make the playoffs in the AFC.

The Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills are set to square off Thursday night for the right to be 3-2.

Headed into this contest, the host Browns are -4.5 favorites with an over/under of 41, according to

In the Browns case, no team has been on such a roller-coaster of emotion this season. After coming into the campaign with pretty high expectations nationally, the Browns immediately looked awful and lost their first two games.

After first-year general manager Mike Lombardi traded away former No. 3 overall pick Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts, everybody declared Cleveland dead. Not so fast. With Brian Hoyer replacing Brandon Weeden behind center, the Browns have ripped off two straight wins and find themselves tied for the AFC North lead.

On the other hand, Buffalo is 2-2 after dispatching the Baltimore Ravens 23-20 at home on Sunday. The Bills picked off Joe Flacco five times, including two interceptions courtesy of rookie linebacker Kiko Alonso.

With a victory, Buffalo would only trail the Miami Dolphins by a half-game in the AFC East and hop over the New York Jets, who also are 2-2.

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