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Cleveland Browns vs. St. Louis Rams game preview

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October 25, 2015

Cleveland Browns (2-4) vs. St. Louis Rams (2-3)

Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis

1:00 p.m. Kickoff

Local Television: CBS, Channel 19

Play-by-play: Brian Anderson, Analyst: Adam Archuletta

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: 2-4

2015 leaders:

 Rushing: Isaiah Crowell (73-272, 3.7, 1 TD)

 Passing: Josh McCown (121-188, 1,416, 8 TD)

 Receiving: Travis Benjamin (31-528, 17.0, 4 TD)

 

St. Louis Rams:

Record: 2-3

2015 leaders:

 Rushing: Todd Gurley (55-314, 5.7)

 Passing: Nick Foles (81-141, 956, 6 TD)

 Receiving: Tavon Austin (16-144, 9.0, 3 TD)

 

Last Meeting:

11/13/11 Browns 12, Rams 13 in Cleveland

 

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 39 Tashaun Gipson
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:

Doubtful: Tayshaun Gipson

Questionable: Marlon Moore, Tank Carder, John Hughes, Craig Robertson, Danny Shelton

Probable: Johnny Manziel, Gary Barnidge,

Out: Scott Solomon (IR), Joe Haden, Rob Housler

 

Interesting Notes:

- The Rams actually played in Cleveland, where the franchise began, from 1937-45, opting not to compete with Paul Brown’s new AAFC team.

-   OL John Greco was drafted by St. Louis in the third round of the 2008 draft. He played three seasons (2008-10) with the Rams and appeared in 26 games with four starts before being traded to the Browns during training camp in 2011.

- DB Pierre Desir attended Lindenwood University, which is located in nearby St. Charles, Mo.

- TE Gary Barnidge could become the first Browns TE to record a touchdown catch in five consecutive games.

LB Karlos Dansby needs two interceptions to become the fifth player in NFL history to record 40 career sacks and 20 career interceptions. Dansby currently has 41 sacks and 18 interceptions.

- OL Joe Thomas has started all 134 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 8,317 is the longest active stretch in the league.


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