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Broncos at Browns NFL Week Six Capsule

The Broncos and future Hall of Fame QB Peyton Manning are coming to town for a big 1pm showdown with the Browns on Sunday. Denver is 5-0 and riding high with a very good defense, and they will take on a Browns team that has played well despite being 2-3.

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



STREAKS Past 10  
COACHES VS. OPP. Gary Kubiak: 3-1 Mike Pettine: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 16-10 at Raiders W 33-30 (OT) at Ravens
LAST GAME 12/23/12: Browns 12 at Broncos 34. Denver QB Peyton Manning throws for 339 yards & 3 TDs (106.6 passer rating). Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas has 102 rec. yards & TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/6/08: Broncos 34, Browns 30. Denver QB Jay Cutler passes for 447 yards & 3 TDs, including 11-yard game winner to WR Brandon Marshall with 1:14 remaining.
REFEREE Craig Wrolstad
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Evan Washburn (field reporter). SIRIUS: 133 (Den.), 81 (Cle.). XM: 227 (Cle.).


PASSING Manning: 120-189-1234-6-7-77.3 McCown: 101-149-1203-6-1-102.8
RUSHING Hillman: 46-212-4.6-2 Crowell: 62-240-3.9-1
RECEIVING Thomas: 38 (3C)-416-10.9-1 Barnidge (TE): 24-374-15.6-3
OFFENSE 302.6 377.4
TAKE/GIVE +6 (T1C) -3
DEFENSE 278.0 (1L) 400.4
SACKS Ware: 4.5 (T3L) A. Bryant: 3.5
INTs Harris, Talib: 2 (T3C) Gipson: 1
PUNTING Colquitt: 45.5 Lee: 50.5 (1C)
KICKING McManus: 47 (T1C) (11/11 PAT; 12/12 FG) Coons: 42 (9/9 PAT; 11/11 FG)


BRONCOS: GARY KUBIAK is 3rd head coach in club history to start 5-0 in 1st year with club (RED MILLER, 1977; JOSH MC DANIELS, 2009). Den has advanced to SB in 5 of past 6 seasons when starting 5-0 or better…QB PEYTON MANNING has led his teams to 5-0 start 7 times, most of any starting QB in NFL history. Has 184 career reg.-sea. wins & trails only BRETT FAVRE (186) for most of any NFL starting QB. Has 6-0 career record vs. Cle. Passed for 339 yards with 3 TDs vs. 1 INT for 106.6 rating in last meeting…In past 8 on road, RB C.J. ANDERSON averages 99.1 scrimmage yards per game & has 3 total TDs (1 rush, 2 rec.)…In only career meeting, WR DEMARYIUS THOMAS had 9 catches for 102 yards & TD. Since entering NFL in 2010, has 42 TD catches, most among AFC WRs. WR EMMANUEL SANDERS (296) needs 4 catches to reach 300 career…LB DE MARCUS WARE has 4.5 sacks in past 5. Needs 1.5 sacks to pass LESLIE O’NEAL & HOFer LAWRENCE TAYLOR (132.5) for No. 11 all-time. In past 4, LB VON MILLER has 3 sacks, 2 FR & FF…BROWNS: Last week, QB JOSH MC COWN passed for club-record 457 yards with 3 total TDs (2 pass, 1 rush) & 0 INTs for 111.3 rating. 1st Browns QB with 300+ pass yards in 3 consecutive games…In past 2, RB ISAIAH CROWELL is averaging 106 scrimmage yards per game, incl. 87 yards & TD catch last week. Rookie RB DUKE JOHNSON (Rd. 3, No. 77 overall) had 77 scrimmage yards last week, incl. 6 catches for 55 yards. Aims for 4th in row with 6+ catches…WR TRAVIS BENJAMIN has 12 career TDs (9 rec., 3 PR) & averages 45.1 yards per score. In past 3, TE GARY BARNIDGE has 20 catches for 319 yards & 3 TDs. Aims for 4th in row with 75+ receiving yards & TD…LB KARLOS DANSBY & S DONTE WHITNER led team with 39 tackles apiece. Since entering NFL in 2004, Dansby is only NFL player with 40+ sacks (41) & 15+ INTs (16). Since 2014, S TASHAUN GIPSON ranks 3rd in AFC with 7 INTs.

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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