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Cleveland Browns vs. Oakland Raiders game three preview.

The Browns (1-1) and Raiders (1-1) square off at FirstEnergy Stadium. Both teams are coming off a win and looking to move over .500 on the season.

September 27, 2015

Cleveland Browns (1-1) vs. Oakland Raiders (1-1)

FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland

1:00 p.m. Kickoff

Local Television: CBS, Channel 19

Play-by-play: Carter Blackburn Analyst: Chris Simms

Cleveland Browns Radio Network

Flagship stations: 92.3 The Fan (WKRK-FM), ESPN 850 WKNR, WNCX (98.5 FM)

Play-by-play: Jim Donovan Analyst: Doug Dieken Sideline reporter: Nathan Zegura


Cleveland Browns:

Record: 1-1

2015 leaders:

 Rushing: Isaiah Crowell (27-92, 3.4, 1 TD)

 Passing: Johnny Manziel (21-39, 354, 3 TD)

 Receiving: Travis Benjamin (6-204 34.0, 3 TD)


Oakland Raiders:

Record: 1-1

2015 leaders:

 Rushing: Latavius Murray (26-109, 4.2, 1 TD)

 Passing: Derek Carr (37-58, 412, 3 TD)

 Receiving: Amari Cooper (12-156, 13.0, 1 TD)


Last Meeting:

10/26/14 Browns 23, Raiders 13 in Cleveland


Projected Browns Starting Line-up:

Cleveland Browns  
WR 16 Andrew Hawkins
LT 73 Joe Thomas
LG 75 Joel Bitonio
C 55 Alex Mack
RG 77 John Greco
RT 72 Mitchell Schwartz
TE 82 Gary Barnidge
WR 83 Brian Hartline
QB 13 Josh McCown
RB 34 Isaiah Crowell
FB 44 Malcolm Johnson
RE 94 Randy Starks
NT 98 Danny Shelton
LE 92 Desmond Bryant
OLB 99 Paul Kruger
MIKE 56 Karlos Dansby
WILL 58 Christian Kirksey
OLB 51 Barkevious Mingo
CB 22 Tramon Williams
CB 23 Joe Haden
FS 39 Tashaun Gipson
SS 31 Donte Whitner
P 8 Andy Lee
K 6 Travis Coons
H 8 Andy Lee
KR 15 Marlon Moore
PR 11 Travis Benjamin
LS 47 Charley Hughlett


Browns Injury Report:

Questionable: Desmond Bryant, Justin Gilbert

Probable: Johnny Manziel, Josh McCown, Barkevious Mingo, Mitchell Schwartz

Out: Scott Solomon, K’Waun Williams


Interesting Notes:

- Offensive coordinator John DeFilippo was the Raiders quarterbacks coach from 2007-08 and 2012-14.

-  DL Desmond Bryant totaled 11.5 sacks in 63 games during four seasons (2009-12) with Oakland after originally signing as an undrafted free agent.

- QB Josh McCown started nine games for the Raiders in 2007.

- The Browns have never recorded back-to-back games with at least seven sacks on defense. The last time the team registered back-to-back games with six or more sacks came in 1988, when they notched nine against Philadelphia on October 16 and six at Phoenix against the Cardinals on October 23.

- Following their 28-14 victory against Tennessee (9/13), the Browns have won consecutive home openers for the first time since 1989- 90. Last season, the Browns defeated the Saints, 26-24, during the home opener on Sept. 14.

- WR Travis Benjamin recorded touchdown receptions of 50 and 60 yards and added a 78-yard punt return touchdown against Tennessee (9/20). He is the first player in Browns history to record two receiving scores and a punt return touchdown in the same game and the first NFL player to do so since St. Louis’ Tavon Austin on Nov. 10, 2013.

- QB Johnny Manziel completed 8 of 15 passes for 172 yards with two touchdowns, zero interceptions and a 133.9 rating against Tennessee (9/20). His 133.9 passer rating was the highest by a Browns QB since Derek Anderson totaled 140.3 on Oct. 28, 2007.

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