The NFL is all about matchups. Finding an area to exploit and taking advantage. Sometimes that's easier said than done.
Here are three matchups that will go a long way in deciding games this weekend:
The Browns feature Offensive Rookie of the Year candidate Trent Richardson. He leads the team with 340 rushing yards and four touchdowns. Richardson also is their No. 1 receiver with 22 receptions for 186 yards and a score. Richardson has dealt with injured ribs this week, but he has been cleared to play.
Drew Brees is on pace to break the single-season passing yardage record (5,476) that he set last year. 'Nuff said.
The Bucs' pass defense is ranked No. 31 (312.2 yards per game) in the NFL. Only the Washington Redskins are worse. They haven't pressured the quarterback -- eight sacks is No. 28 in the league -- but have been able to pick off eight passes (No. 5). Oh, and they're without starting cornerback Aqib Talib, who has been suspended for four games for testing positive for Adderall.
Tampa Bay doesn't have a prayer if it can't hang within this matchup.