Cardinals-Browns Capsule

ARIZONA (5-2) at CLEVELAND (2-5)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Cardinals by 4

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Cardinals 4-3, Browns 4-3

SERIES RECORD - Browns lead 33-13-3

LAST MEETING - Cardinals beat Browns 20-17, OT, Dec. 18, 2011

LAST WEEK - Cardinals beat Ravens 26-18; Browns lost to Rams 24-6

AP PRO32 RANKING - Cardinals No. 6, Browns No. 23.





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Cardinals play third straight game against AFC North opponent. ... Cardinals have not won in Cleveland since 1985. ... Arizona leads NFL with 229 points and 28 TDs. ... QB Carson Palmer is enjoying rebirth in desert. He's tied with Tom Brady for league lead with 16 TD passes. ... Palmer's 18-4 record since Week 8 of 2013 is best among NFL quarterbacks. ... WR Larry Fitzgerald shows no signs of slowing down at age 32. He has 46 catches for 622 yards and is tied for league lead with six TD receptions. ... Cardinals' offense averaging league-best 6.78 yards per play, and 38 plays of 20-plus yards. ... Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was Browns offensive coordinator from 2001-03. ... Cardinals are 20-5 outside NFC West under Arians. ... Arizona's secondary has returned three interceptions for touchdowns. ... Since 2011, CB Patrick Peterson is only player in NFL with more than 15 interceptions and five TDs. ... Browns QB Josh McCown missed practice time this week with shoulder injury sustained in St. Louis last week. ... McCown is averaging 327.4 yards in past five games and leads league with 128.4 rating on third down. ... Browns' vaunted offensive line has allowed 21 sacks in past five games. ... Browns' 2,067 yards passing through seven games are most in franchise history. ... TE Gary Barnidge has 33 receptions and five TDs. ... Pro Bowl CB Joe Haden expected to play after missing past two games with concussion. ... Browns will have quick turnaround with Thursday night game at rival Cincinnati. ... With WR Andrew Hawkins in concussion program, WR Dwayne Bowe could be active for first time since Oct. 4. He doesn't have single catch this season. ... Fantasy Tip: Browns WR Travis Benjamin emerging as team's top playmaker with team-leading 35 receptions and 575 yards. He has four catches over 40 yards.


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