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Cleveland Browns vs. Denver Broncos NFL Game Preview Week Six

The Browns host the undefeated Denver Broncos with a chance to even their record on the season. With another 300-yard passing game, McCown would become the only Brown to eclipse the mark in four straight games.

October 18, 2015

Cleveland Browns (2-3) vs. Oakland Raiders (5-0)

FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland

1:00 p.m. Kickoff

Local Television: CBS, Channel 19

Play-by-play: Ian Eagle, Analyst: Dan Fouts, Sideline: Evan Washburn

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: 2-3

2015 leaders:

 Rushing: Isaiah Crowell (62-240, 3.9, 1 TD)

 Passing: Josh McCown (101-149, 1,203, 6 TD)

 Receiving: Travis Benjamin (22-411, 18.7, 4 TD)

 

Denver Broncos:

Record: 5-0

2015 leaders:

 Rushing: Ronnie Hillman (46-212, 4.6, 2 TD)

 Passing: Peyton Manning (120-189, 1,234, 6 TD)

 Receiving: Emmanuel Sanders (34-418, 12.3, 2 TD)

 

Last Meeting:

12/23/12 Browns 12, Broncos 34 in Denver

 

Projected Browns Starting Line-up:

Cleveland Browns  
OFFENSE    
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
     
DEFENSE    
RE 94 Randy Starks
NT 98 Danny Shelton
LE 93 John Hughes
OLB 99 Paul Kruger
MIKE 56 Karlos Dansby
WILL 58 Christian Kirksey
OLB 51 Barkevious Mingo
CB 22 Tramon Williams
CB 26 Pierre Desir
FS 33 Jordan Poyer
SS 31 Donte Whitner
     
SPECIAL TEAMS    
P 8 Andy Lee
K 6 Travis Coons
H 8 Andy Lee
KR 15 Marlon Moore
PR 11 Travis Benjamin
LS 47 Charley Hughlett

 

Injury Report:

Questionable: Desmond Bryant, Isaiah Crowell, Karlos Dansby, Shaun Draughn, Marlon Moore, Robert Turbin

Probable: Johnny Manziel, Josh McCown, Mitchell Schwartz, Brian Hartline

Out: Scott Solomon (IR), Joe Haden, Tashaun Gipson, Craig Robertson

 

Interesting Notes:

- Broncos DB T.J. Ward was originally drafted by the Browns in the second round of the 2010 draft. He spent four years (2010-13) in Cleveland and was selected to the Pro Bowl his final season.

-  Broncos WR Jordan Norwood spent parts of four seasons (2009-12) with the Browns. He appeared in 16 games and caught 36 passes for 405 yards with one touchdown.

- Broncos director of pro personnel Tom Heckert served as the Browns General Manager from 2010-12.

- TE Gary Barnidge, with a 100-yard game, he would join Ozzie Newsome (three in 1982), Kellen Winslow (three in 2007) and Milt Morin (four in 1968) as the only Browns tight ends to record three 100-yard receiving games in a season.

- QB Josh McCown could throw for 300 yards or more in four consecutive games for the first time in his career. A 300-yard game would also mark the most 300-yard passing games in a single season for McCown. Would join Brian Sipe (four in 1979, four in 1983 and six in 1980) as the only Browns quarterbacks to throw for 300 yards or more four times in a season.

- OL Joe Thomas has started all 133 career games and has not missed an offensive snap since joining the Browns as the third overall selection of the 2007 draft. His consecutive snaps streak of 8,249 is the longest active stretch in the league. 


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