Thursday December 18th, 2014

Cleveland Browns vs. Carolina Panthers

Cleveland quarterback Johnny Manziel gets his second start after his poor performance in a Week 15 30-0 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. The Browns have lost three games in a row and are virtually eliminated from playoff contention. The Panthers remain alive in the NFC despite an 5-8-1 record. The Panthers have won three of the four all-time meetings between the teams.

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

How to watch

Details for Sunday's game are below:

Kickoff: 1 p.m. ET

Live stream: The game can be live streamed here.

TV coverage: CBS

Radio: For a list of Panthers affiliates, click here. For a list of Browns affiliates, click here.

Season Recaps

Carolina Panthers 

Week 15: Panthers 19, Buccaneers 17

Derek Anderson threw for 277 yards and a touchdown filling in for an injured Cam Newton as the Panthers remained within striking distance of the NFC South lead. Graham Gano kicked four field goals and Jonathan Stewart added 75 yards as Carolina held the ball for 37 minutes while racking up 28 first downs.  Tampa Bay lost their fourth straight game despite rushing for 151 yards.

Week 14: Panthers 41, Saints 10

The Saints surrendered nearly 500 yards of total offense in a blowout loss to the Panthers. Cam Newton torched the Saints for 226 passing yards and three touchdowns, while adding 83 yards and a score on the ground. Drew Brees completed 29 of 49 passes for 235 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the loss. The Saints had the ball for just 24 minutes and lost the turnover battle, 2-0.

Week 13: Vikings 31, Panthers 13

Despite only gaining 210 yards, the Vikings cruised to a victory over the Panthers in Minneapolis. Minnesota blocked two punts for touchdowns, helping the team jump out to a 28-6 halftime lead. The Panthers were unable to mount a comeback attempt, and Minnesota won the game 31-13.

Week 12: Bye

Week 11: Falcons 19, Panthers 17

Matt Bryant kicked four field goals and Matt Ryan threw for 268 yards and one touchdown as the Falcons earned a tie for first place in the NFC South despite a 4-6 record. Carolina had a chance to win the game but missed a field goal and had another one blocked as time expired. Cam Newton had two touchdowns, but he threw two first-half interceptions as the Panthers trailed by 13 points in the fourth quarter before making a comeback.

Cleveland Browns

Week 15: Bengals 30, Browns 0

The Browns ran an NFL season low 38 offensive plays as the Bengals defense made life miserable for rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel, as he completed only 10 passes for 80 and ran five times for 13 yards. The Browns crossed the 50-yard line once and had only five first downs. Bengals running back Jeremy Hill had 148 yards and two touchdowns. 

Week 14: Browns 24, Colts 25

The Cleveland defense allowed Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck to gain 294 yards through the air and another 37 on the ground, and the Browns lost to the Colts by one point at home. Quarterback Brian Hoyer threw for 136 yards, but he completed only 13 of his 30 pass attempts and threw two interceptions. Isaiah Crowell rushed 14 times for 54 yards and one touchdown. Jordan Cameron and Andrew Hawkins both had four receptions, for 41 and 38 yards, respectively.

Week 13: Browns 10, Bills 26

The Browns held the Bills scoreless through the first half, but gave up 26 points in the second in a road loss. Hoyer, 18-of-30 for 192 yards and two interceptions, and Johnny Manziel, 5-of-8 for 63 yards and one rushing touchdown, shared quarterback duties. Miles Austin led eight Browns players with at least one reception, recording 86 yards on seven catches.

Week 12: Browns 26, Falcons 24

Despite being outscored 10-3 in the fourth quarter, the Browns were able to hold off the Falcons in Atlanta. Hoyer completed 23 of his 40 passing attempts, gaining 322 yards but throwing three interceptions. Isaiah Crowell rushed 12 times for 88 yards and two touchdowns. Josh Gordon and Andrew Hawkins combined for 213 receiving yards.

Week 11: Browns 7, Texans 23

The Browns could only muster seven points at home against the Texans, despite 330 passing yards from Brian Hoyer, who threw 50 times, completing 20 of his attempts. Hoyer lost a fumble as well. Isaiah Crowell gained 61 yards on 14 carries, but lost a fumble. Andrew Hawkins led the team with six catches, gaining 97 yards and one touchdown.

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