September 11, 2014

NEW ORLEANS (0-1) at CLEVELAND (0-1)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX

OPENING LINE - Saints by 6

RECORD VS. SPREAD - New Orleans 0-1, Cleveland 0-1

SERIES RECORD - Browns lead 12-4

LAST MEETING - Browns beat Saints 30-17, Oct. 24, 2010

LAST WEEK - Saints lost to Falcons 37-34 in overtime; Browns lost to Steelers 30-27.

AP PRO32 RANKING - Saints No. 6, Browns No. 26.

SAINTS OFFENSE- OVERALL (3), RUSH (9), PASS (6).

SAINTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (19), PASS (32).

BROWNS OFFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (6), PASS (20).

BROWNS DEFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (20), PASS (31).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Saints play on road for second straight week. First time since 2007 New Orleans has played first two games on road. ... Saints had 477 yards last week in loss to Falcons. ... Saints QB Drew Brees passed for 333 yards, his 79th career 300-plus yard game, second most in league history. ... Brees (51,414) needs 62 yards to pass Hall of Famer John Elway (51,475) for fourth on career yardage list. ... RB Mark Ingram had career-best two TDs last week. ... Jimmy Graham leads league's TEs with 294 catches, 39 TDs since 2011 playoffs. Graham has 15 TDs in past 13 games vs. AFC teams. ... Rookie WR Brandin Cooks had seven catches for 77 yards with TD in debut. Also handled punt return duties. ... Tackling was major issue as Saints' defense gave up 568 yards to Falcons last week. ... Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan had same position with Browns from 2009-10. ... Browns dropped 10th straight season opener last week. ... Browns have lost eight consecutive home openers. ... Browns QB Brian Hoyer bounced back from rough start and had 230 yards passing vs. Steelers. ... Hoyer has not thrown interception in 99 consecutive attempts. ... Browns starting RB Ben Tate will sit out with sprained knee. ... With Tate out, rookie RB Terrance West rushed for 100 yards and rookie RB Isaiah Crowell scored two TDs. ... Browns could be without Pro Bowl TE Jordan Cameron, who re-injured shoulder last week. ... Pro Bowl LT Joe Thomas has played 6,987 consecutive snaps since entering league in 2007. ... Browns backup QB Johnny Manziel didn't leave sideline against Steelers.

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