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.
DENVER BRONCOS (5-0) AT CLEVELAND BROWNS (2-3)
|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.|
|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|
|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.
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