October 02, 2014

CLEVELAND (0-5) at TENNESSEE TITANS (2-3)

Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS

OPENING LINE - Titans by 5 +

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Cleveland 1-4, Tennessee 2-3

SERIES RECORD - Browns lead 35-29

LAST MEETING - Browns beat Titans 28-14, Sept. 20, 2015

LAST WEEK - Browns lost to Patriots 33-13; Titans beat Dolphins 30-17

AP PRO32 RANKING - Browns No. 32, Titans No. 23

BROWNS OFFENSE - OVERALL (20), RUSH (5), PASS (26).

BROWNS DEFENSE - OVERALL (29), RUSH (20), PASS (25).

TITANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (15), RUSH (2), PASS (28).

TITANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (10), RUSH (15), PASS (9).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Browns 0-5 for second time since 2012. Cleveland hasn't been 0-6 since dropping first seven as expansion team in 1999. ... Cleveland has started three quarterbacks in five games and played five QBs already. .... Browns playing fourth road game. ... Browns led league in rushing going into last week's game before being held to 27 yards on 21 carries. ... Browns tied for lead with 21 rushing plays of 10-plus yards. ... Cleveland's defensive backs already have eight interceptions after getting five all last season. ... Browns posted NFL's biggest comeback by road team vs. Titans in 2014 in 29-28 win after trailing 28-3 in last visit. ... Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton was with Tennessee last two seasons. ... Browns Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas was slowed this week by knee issue. He has started all 149 career games and not missed offensive snap since joining league in 2007 draft. His consecutive snaps streak of 9,262 is longest active stretch in league. ... Browns starting LG Joel Bitonio sustained foot sprain last week and is out indefinitely. ... Browns have been ravaged by injuries, with 10 starters missing time. ... Titans QB Marcus Mariota threw for three TDs and ran for TD, his fourth game with four TDs. ... Mariota is second QB to have four four-TD games in first 17 starts, joining Charlie Conerly of New York Giants (1948-49). ... Titans ran for 235 yards last week, most in NFL this season. ... RB DeMarco Murray ranks second in NFL with 461 yards rushing and 633 yards from scrimmage. Murray leads NFL with 33 first downs. ... Titans had six sacks last week. ... LB Brian Orakpo has career-high six sacks through five games and is tied for third in NFL. ... Only Patriots Rob Gronkowski (28) has more catches of 25 yards or longer than Titans TE Delanie Walker (20) since start of 2014 season among tight ends. Fantasy Tip: Murray has run for 100 yards or more two of past three games and averages 5.03 yards per carry during October in his career.

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