MATCHUP: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-10) at Cleveland Browns (4-10)

WHERE: Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio   

WHEN: Sunday, December 24, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. ET

VEGASINSIDER.COM SPREAD:
Browns by 6

TELEVISION: FOX

TV ANNOUNCERS: Matt Vasgersian and JC Pearson

RADIO: US 103.5, flagship station (103.5 FM, 620 AM)

RADIO ANNOUNCERS: Gene Deckerhoff and Hardy Nickerson

LAST WEEK:
The Cleveland Browns were downed on the road by the Baltimore Ravens last Sunday, 27-17.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers erased a 24-3 Chicago Bears third quarter lead to tie the game at 31 and send it into overtime. However, the Bears kicked a field goal in overtime to down the Bucs, 34-31.

THE LAST TIME THESE TEAMS MET: The Bucs and Browns last met during the 2002 regular season. The hometown Bucs defeated the visiting Browns, 17-3.

BUCS-BROWNS SERIES:
The Bucs are 1-5 all-time in the regular season against the Browns. Tampa Bay is 0-2 on the road against Cleveland and has not traveled to Cleveland for a regular season game since the 1995 season.

CADILLAC OUT OF GAME:
Bucs running back Cadillac Williams will not play in Sunday's game due to a foot injury that kept him out of practice all week. In fact, Williams didn't even make the trip to Cleveland with his teammates. Running backs Mike Alstott, Michael Pittman and Earnest Graham are expected to see more playing time in Williams' place.

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