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Cardinals at Browns NFL Week Eight Capsule

The Browns are back at First Energy Stadium for a showdown Sunday with Carson Palmer and a very good Arizona Cardinals team, a team that just beat the Ravens at home in Glendale, AZ on Monday night.

Here’s the capsule from the NFL on the contest.

ARIZONA CARDINALS (5-2) AT CLEVELAND BROWNS (2-5)

SERIES

  CARDINALS BROWNS
SERIES LEADER   33-13-3
STREAKS 3 of past 4  
COACHES VS. OPP. Bruce Arians: 0-0 Mike Pettine: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 26-18 vs. Ravens L 6-24 at Rams
LAST GAME 12/18/11: Browns 17 at Cardinals 20 (OT). Arizona K Jay Feely kicks GW 22-yard FG in OT. Cardinals QB John Skelton passes for 313 yards & TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/16/03: Browns 44, Cardinals 6. Cleveland defense forces 5 TOs (2 FFs & 3 INTs). Browns RB James Jackson rushes for 2 TDs & WR André Davis adds 117 rec. yards & TD.
REFEREE Walt Coleman
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Matt Smith​, Chris Cooley, Danielle Trotta (field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Lee, Tony Boselli. SIRIUS: 132 (Ari.), 126 (Cle.). XM: 228 (Cle.).

STATS

PASSING Palmer: 145-222-2012 (1C)-16 (T1L)-5-108.9 (2C) McCown: 147-220-1686-8-3-96.1
RUSHING C. Johnson: 111-567 (2L)-5.1-3 Crowell: 81-281-3.5-1
RECEIVING Fitzgerald: 46 (2C)-622 (2C)-13.5-6 (T1L) Benjamin: 35-575-16.4-4
OFFENSE 406.9 (1C) 364.1
TAKE/GIVE +5 (2C) -6
DEFENSE 321.1 (3C) 393.1
SACKS Okafor, Rucker: 2 A. Bryant: 3.5
INTs R. Johnson: 3 (T2C) Dansby: 2
PUNTING Butler: 40.3 Lee: 48.8 (3L)
KICKING Catanzaro: 59 (3C) (26/28 PAT; 11/13 FG) Coons: 53 (11/11 PAT; 14/14 FG)

NOTES

CARDINALS: QB CARSON PALMER has won 18 of past 22 starts. Is 2nd in NFC with 108.9 rating. Has won 9 of 13 starts vs. Cle…RB CHRIS JOHNSON rushed for 122 yards & TD last week, his 3rd 100-yard game in 2015. Has 100+ rush yards in 2 meetings (118.5 per game). RB-KR DAVID JOHNSON leads NFL rookies with 6 TDs (3 rush, 2 rec. 1 KR)…WR LARRY FITZGERALD has catch in 177 consecutive games, incl. playoffs. Since entering NFL in 2004, has 104 rec. TDs (incl. playoffs), most in NFL. In past 3, WR JOHN BROWN has 18 catches for 334 yards (111.3 per game) & 2 TDs. WR MICHAEL FLOYD aims for 3rd in row with TD…Lead NFL with 12 INTs & 4 players have 2+ INTs: S RASHAD JOHNSON (3), S TONY JEFFERSON (2), S TYRANN MATHIEU (2) & CB PATRICK PETERSON (2). Johnson is only NFL player with 2+ INT game in each of past 3 seasons. Since 2011, Peterson is only player in NFL with 15+ INTs (17) & 5+ return TDs (5). DE CALAIS CAMPBELL had FR in last meeting…BROWNS: QB JOSH MC COWN was drafted by Az in 3rd round of 2002 NFL Draft & spent 4 seasons with Cardinals (2002-05). Has 2 TDs in 4 of past 5…RB ISAIAH CROWELL (888) needs 112 yards to reach 1,000 career. Rookie RB DUKE JOHNSON, JR. led team with 7 catches for 73 yards last week. Ranks 2nd amongst AFC RBs with 31 catches. RB ROBERT TURBIN made 1 of 3 career starts vs. Az (12/21/14 with Sea.)…WR TRAVIS BENJAMIN has 12 career TDs (9 rec, 3 PR) & averages 45.1 yards per score. TE GARY BARNIDGE had team-high 101 rec. yards last week on 6 catches, joining HOFer OZZIE NEWSOME, KELLEN WINSLOW & MILT MORIN as only Browns TEs with 3+ 100-yard games in season. In past 5, has 29 catches for 459 yards & 5 TDs…LB KARLOS DANSBY leads team with 53 tackles. Since 2004, is only NFL player with 40+ sacks (41) & 15+ INTs (18). Spent 6 seasons with Az (2004-09). Last week, DT RANDY STARKS had 1st sack since joining Browns.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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