So who’s going to win the game? The magic 8-ball says “try again later.” We want you to add your prediction in the comments.
To see the trends, take a look at what other outlets think might happen:
From SB Nation HQ (they preview all the games!): This is a tough game to predict because both teams had so many problems in 2009 it’s hard to find a strength. In a tight game, we’ll give the nod to the veteran quarterback-led Browns.
Bucs Nation: I’m taking the Bucs here with a Week 1 win that no one will see. Bucs 24, Browns 17
Sports Network: Say what you will about dark horse projections and the pertinence in September of momentum generated last December, the bottom line here comes down to talent – which the Browns have more of at nearly every important position. Over four quarters, that should offset the advantage of home opener enthusiasm at Raymond James. Predicted Outcome: Browns 24, Buccaneers 14
Over at CBS, Pete Prisco picks the Bucs 28-24, but: This is the dog game of the week. If you aren't from Cleveland or Tampa Bay, or have fantasy players involved, you probably won't watch. If you do, you will see some young talent. The key will be if Josh Freeman can throw the ball with his injured thumb. Cleveland looked better in the preseason, but that's the preseason. The heat will be a factor here as the Browns wilt in the second half.
Two of Yahoo’s experts like the Browns, while one picks the Bucs along with their Pick ’em users.
Both at PFT take the Browns.
Just those above find ten choosing the Browns, while five plus a computer plus two crowdsourcers pick the Bucs.
What say you?