SAN FRANCISCO (4-8) at CLEVELAND (2-10)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox
OPENING LINE - Browns by 3
RECORD VS. SPREAD - San Francisco 6-6, Cleveland 4-8
SERIES RECORD - Browns lead 11-7
LAST MEETING - 49ers beat Browns 20-10, Oct. 30, 2011
AP PRO32 RANKING - 49ers No. 25, Browns No. 32.
49ERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (20), PASS (30).
49ERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (28), PASS (27).
BROWNS OFFENSE - OVERALL (26), RUSH (32), PASS (13).
BROWNS DEFENSE - OVERALL (29), RUSH (31), PASS (25).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Two teams having disappointing seasons meet with no playoff hopes and an eye on next year's draft. ... 49ers will host Super Bowl this season, but won't be playing in it. ... 49ers' visit will provide homecoming for K Phil Dawson, who spent 14 seasons with Browns and ranks second on team's career scoring list. ... 49ers defensive coordinator Eric Mangini was Cleveland's coach in 2009-10. ... 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert has given team spark since replacing Colin Kaepernick, going 2-2 in four starts. ... Gabbert threw TD pass and had 44-yard scoring run last week as Niners snapped five-game road losing streak. ... 49ers WR Anquan Boldin reached 13,000 career receiving yards last week, 18th player to hit milestone. ... Boldin needs one reception and 5 yards to become first player in NFL history to reach at least 50 catches and 600 yards receiving in each of first 13 seasons. ... Browns QB Johnny Manziel returns to starting lineup after being benched two games for off-field behavior. ... Manziel passed for 372 yards against Pittsburgh in previous start on Nov. 15. ... Browns have switched quarterbacks six times this season. ... Browns have lost seven straight. ... Last week's loss to Bengals was Browns' worst since 2005. ... Browns coach Mike Pettine on hot seat with 2-15 record in last 17 games. ... Browns have been decimated by concussions and expected to be without CBs Joe Haden, Justin Gilbert, and WRs Andrew Hawkins and Taylor Gabriel this week. ... WR Terrelle Pryor could make season debut after being signed last week. ... Rookie LG Cam Erving got benched after two starts. ... Fantasy Tip: 49ers RB Shaun Draughn was waived by Browns and could be looking to avenge release against Cleveland's deplorable run defense, allowing 136.3 yards per game.
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