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Cleveland Browns vs. Arizona Cardinals game preview NFL

The Browns host the 5-2 Arizona Cardinals in what has become must-win game for the Orange and Brown. We've got all your game information here.

November 1, 2015

Cleveland Browns (2-5) vs. Arizona Cardinals (5-2)

FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland

1:00 p.m. Kickoff

Local Television: FOX, Channel 8

Play-by-play: Matt Smith, Analyst: Chris Cooley

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: 2-5

2015 leaders:

 Rushing: Isaiah Crowell (81-281, 3.5, 1 TD)

 Passing: Josh McCown (147-220, 1,686, 8 TD)

 Receiving: Travis Benjamin (35-575, 16.4, 4 TD)

Arizona Cardinals:

Record: 5-2

2015 leaders:

 Rushing: Chris Johnson (111-567, 4.8, 3 TD)

 Passing: Carson Palmer (145-222, 2,012, 16 TD)

 Receiving: Larry Fitzgerald (46-622, 13.5, 6 TD)

Last Meeting:

12/18/11 Browns 17, Cardinals 20 in Arizona

 

Projected Browns Starting Line-up:

Cleveland Browns  
OFFENSE    
WR 83 Brian Hartline
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 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
     
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: Tashaun Gipson, Josh McCown, Craig Robertson

Probable: Isaiah Crowell, Joe Haden, John Hughes, Paul Kruger, Johnny Manziel, Marlon Moore, K’Waun Williams

Out: Andrew Hawkins,  Rob Housler, Jordan Poyer

 

Interesting Notes:

- Arizona Head Coach Bruce Arians was the Browns offensive coordinator from 2001-03.

- LB Karlos Dansby was selected by the Cardinals in the second round (33rd overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played seven seasons (2004-09, 2013) in Arizona and led the team in tackles and recorded an interception during Super Bowl XLIII.

- The Browns have registered 2,067 passing yards this season, the most through the first seven weeks of a season in franchise history. The total is fourth among all NFL teams this season. The team has completed 17 passes of 25-yards or longer, its most through the first seven weeks of a season and tied for the third-most in the league this season.

- TE Gary Barnidge recorded six receptions for 101 yards at St. Louis (10/25). Barnidge is leading the team with five receiving touchdowns and is second with 33 receptions for 514 yards. All of those figures represent career highs. Among all NFL tight ends this season, Barnidge ranks first in the league in third-down receptions, second in receiving yards, third in touchdowns and third in receiving average.

- Rookie RB Duke Johnson Jr. is fourth among all NFL running backs with 31 receptions. Among all NFL rookies, he is third in receptions and fourth in receiving yards.

- OL Joe Thomas has started all 135 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 8,382 is the longest active stretch in the league.


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