November 26, 2014

CLEVELAND (7-4) At BUFFALO (6-5)

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Pick `em

2014 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Cleveland 7-4, Buffalo 5-6

SERIES RECORD - Browns lead 12-7

LAST MEETING - Browns beat Bills 37-24, Oct. 3, 2013

LAST WEEK - Browns beat Falcons 26-24; Bills beat Jets 38-3

AP PRO32 RANKING - Browns No. 16; Bills No. 18

BROWNS OFFENSE - OVERALL (10), RUSH (14), PASS (11)

BROWNS DEFENSE - OVERALL (20), RUSH (29), PASS (9)

BILLS OFFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (23), PASS (20)

BILLS DEFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (8), PASS (5)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Seventh time non-division rivals meet since 2007, with Browns holding 4-2 edge. ... Browns rookie head coach Mike Pettine spent last season as Bills defensive coordinator, and helped unit finish second in NFL with franchise-best 57 sacks. ... Browns 7-4 for first time since 2007 and haven't won eight of first 12 since 9-3 start in 1994. ... WR Josh Gordon had eight catches for 120 yards in season debut Sunday after serving 10-game league suspension for violating drug policy. ... RB Isaiah Crowell leads NFL rookies and tied for third overall with seven TDs rushing. ... After scoring four TDs rushing last season, Browns tied for second in NFL with 14. ... Defense has forced 20 takeaways, including 15 in past six games - most in NFL over that span. ... LB Paul Kruger has six sacks in past five games. ... Bills returned home early Tuesday after snowstorm forced team to relocate to Detroit for four days and ''host'' Jets on Monday night. Much of the 6-plus feet of snow that fell on region has melted. ... Bills seeking to match best record since 2000, when they were 7-5 before finishing 8-8 to begin 14-season playoff drought - NFL's longest active streak. ... Offense scored TDs on all three red-zone possessions against Jets after failing to score on previous six chances. ... QB Kyle Orton has completed 156 straight passes without interception. Team record is 175 by Drew Bledsoe in 2002. ... WR Sammy Watkins has team-best 48 catches, five short of franchise rookie record set by Joe Cribbs in 1980. ... Bills have league-leading 46 sacks, led by DE Mario Williams (12), DTs Marcell Dareus (10) and Jerry Hughes (9-1/2). 49ers in 1996-97 were last NFL team to have three or more players with at least 10 sacks in consecutive seasons. ... RB Fred Jackson has 30 TDs rushing, one short of matching Cookie Gilchrist for third on team list.

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