Wednesday September 10th, 2014

New Orleans Saints vs. Cleveland Browns

The Saints and Browns meet in Week 2 on Sunday in a battle of 0-1 teams. New Orleans lost a back-and-forth affair to the Atlanta Falcons in overtime, 37-34, while the Browns fell to the Steelers 30-27.

You can follow the game with live stats and play-by-play here.

Details for Sunday's game are below:

Kickoff: 1 p.m. ET

Live stream: The game can be live streamed through NFL Sunday Ticket.

TV coverage: Fox

RadioFor a list of Saints affiliates, click here. For a list of Browns affiliates, click here.

Odds: The Saints are seven-point favorites, according to Bovada, as of Friday.

Game Facts

Browns facts

The Browns have won three of their last four games against the Saints, including a victory the last time they played in 2010.

Running back Ben Tate sprained his knee in Week 1 and will miss the game against New Orleans. He reportedly could be out for as long as a month.

Terrance West will start in Tate's place. The rookie had 100 yards on 16 carries against Pittsburgh.

Tight end Jordan Cameron, who hurt his shoulder against the Steelers, is day-to-day.

Punter Spencer Lanning became a viral sensation after he was kicked in the face by Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown on a punt return.

Head coach Mike Pettine said this week he might reduce rookie cornerback Justin Gilbert's playing time if Gilbert doesn't start playing better.

In his first game since beating out Johnny Manziel for the starting quarterback job, Brian Hoyer threw for 230 yards and a touchdown in Week 1.

Pettine said this week the team might use packages featuring Manziel against the Saints.

Free agent acquisition Andrew Hawkins led the team with eight receptions for 87 yards.

Fellow free agent acquisition Donte Whitner led the team in tackles with 13, including 12 solo stops.

Saints facts

New Orleans last defeated the Browns in 2006, winning 19-14.

Wide receiver Kenny Stills missed the season opener against the Falcons due to a quad injury.

Rookie receiver Brandin Cooks had 77 receiving yards, 18 rushing yards and a touchdown in his NFL debut.

New Orleans is the 21st team since the merger to allow 500 yards or more in its season opener. The Falcons finished with 568 total yards.

The Saints gave up nine passing plays of 20-plus yards against Atlanta.

New Orleans is 6-11 on the road since the beginning of the 2012 season.

The Saints and Browns are last and second to last in total defense in the NFL, respectively, after Week 1.

Head coach Sean Payton bought 100 of Devon Still's No. 75 Bengals jerseys, the proceeds of which are going to help fight pediatric cancer.

Former Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma criticized Roger Goodell for his handling of the Ray Rice case. Vilma was a central figure in the "Bountygate" scandal.

In his first game since signing a long-term contract with New Orleans, tight end Jimmy Graham had eight receptions for 82 yards against the Falcons.

Ben Estes

 

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