By Matt Loede
CLEVELAND – The Browns have beaten the Raiders in three of their last four meetings of the two teams, including last season when the Browns took care of business, 23-13 last October. Check out the week three capsule below for more about the two teams, as well as stats and numbers for Sunday’s battle.
OAKLAND RAIDERS (1-1) AT CLEVELAND BROWNS (1-1)
|STREAKS||3 of past 4|
|COACHES VS. OPP.||Jack Del Rio: 2-3||Mike Pettine: 1-0|
|LAST WEEK||W 37-33 vs. Ravens||W 28-14 vs. Titans|
|LAST GAME||10/26/14: Raiders 13 at Browns 23. Cleveland QB Brian Hoyer throws for 275 yards & TD. Browns LB Paul Kruger has 3 sacks.|
|LAST GAME AT SITE||10/26/14|
|BROADCAST||CBS (1:00 PM ET): Carter Blackburn, Chris Simms. SIRIUS: 137 (Oak.), 157 (Cle.). XM: 229 (Cle.).|
|PASSING||Carr: 37-58-412-3-1-94.9||McCown: 5-8-49-0-0-79.7 OR
|RUSHING||Murray: 26-109-4.2-1||Crowell: 27-92-3.4-1|
|RECEIVING||Crabtree: 14-148-10.6-1||Benjamin: 6-204 (3C)-34.0-3 (T2L)|
|SACKS||—||A. Bryant: 2.5|
|INTs||Thorpe: 1||Gipson: 1|
|PUNTING||King: 47.3||Lee: 55.0 (1C)|
|KICKING||Janikowski: 14 (5/5 PAT; 3/3 FG)||Coons: 8 (5/5 PAT; 1/1 FG)|
RAIDERS: Last week, QB DEREK CARR completed 30 of 46 (65.2 pct.) for career-high 351 yards with 3 TDs vs. 1 INT for 100.9 rating. 1st Oak. QB to pass for 350+ yards in win since KERRY COLLINS (12/19/04)…In 5 career starts, RB LATAVIUS MURRAY is averaging 89.6 scrimmage yards/game (291 rush, 157 rec.)…Rookie WR AMARI COOPER (No. 4 overall) had 7 catches for 109 yards (15.6 avg.) & scored 1st career TD (68 yards). WR MICHAEL CRABTREE led team with 9 catches for 111 yards & TD vs. Bal. In only career meeting (10/30/11 w/ SF), had 5 catches for 54 yards & TD. WR SETH ROBERTS scored 1st career TD with :26 remaining vs. Bal…LB MALCOLM SMITH leads team with 19 tackles. CB NEIKO THORPE had 1st career INT last week. S CHARLES WOODSON leads active players with 60 career INTs & needs 2 to tie HOFer DICK LE BEAU (62) & DAVE BROWN (62) for No. 9 all-time…BROWNS: QB JOHNNY MANZIEL earned 1st career win as starter last week, passing for 172 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for career-best 133.9 rating. QB JOSH MC COWN (983) needs 17 completions to reach 1,000 career…In 8 career home games, RB ISAIAH CROWELL has 4.7 rush avg. (84 att., 391 yards) with 4 TDs…Last week, WR TRAVIS BENJAMIN became 2nd player in NFL history with 2 50+ yard TD rec. (60, 50) & 75+ yard PR-TD (78) in same game (TAVON AUSTIN). 1st NFL player with 4 50+ yard TDs through 1st 2 games of season since HOFer JIM BROWN (1963). Has 11 career TDs (8 rec., 3 PR) & averages 48.8 yards per score. WR ANDREW HAWKINS had 7 catches for 88 yards (12.6 avg.) & TD in last meeting. Hawkins (1,886) needs 114 rec. yards to reach 2,000 career…Defense had 7 sacks last week, 2nd-most in NFL. DE ARMONTY BRYANT had career-high 2.5 sacks & FF vs. Ten. Since 2007, CB TRAMON WILLIAMS is only NFL CB with 20+ INTs (28) & 4+ sacks (4.5). Since 2014, S TASHAUN GIPSON has AFC-best 7 INTs.
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