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Buccaneers, Browns tied 10-10 at halftime

Two teams headed in opposite directions collide as the resurgent Bucs meet the Browns in Cleveland, and Mike Florio and Chris Simms wonder why Tampa isn't favored by more than 3.5.

Coming off their bye week, the Buccaneers have been pretty even with the Browns throughout the first two quarters.

Tampa Bay and Cleveland are tied 10-10 at halftime.

After winning the coin toss and taking the opening kickoff, the Browns drove down the field for a touchdown. But the last five times Cleveland’s scored a touchdown on its opening drive, the team has lost.

The Bucs equaled the score with Tom Brady’s 10-yard touchdown pass to Chris Godwin to cap their opening possession.

Cleveland and Tampa Bay both got a field goal, though the Browns had a chance to score another. But fourth-round pick Cade York’s 39-yard attempt wasn’t even close wide left.

York is now 17-of-23 on field goals with two missed PAT attempts.

Brady finished the first half 12-of-15 passing for 93 yards with a touchdown. Rachaad White led the club with 47 yards on five carries, including a 35-yard run on the first drive. Godwin leads with six catches for 58 yards.

On the other side, Jacoby Brissett — making his final start before Deshaun Watson returns from his suspension — is 12-of-18 for 85 yards. He threw a tough-luck interception on the last play of the half with a Hail Mary attempt.

Nick Chubb has 34 yards on eight carries.

Safety Antoine Winfield was being evaluated for a concussion in the first half, but the team has not announced whether or not he’s out.

Browns cornerback A.J. Green was being evaluated for a head injury. Greg Newsome is already out for the Browns, which means their secondary is particularly thin.

The Buccaneers are slated to get the ball to start the second half.