Game at a glance

The Dolphins travel to Cleveland on Sunday hoping to end a skid that has seen them lose five of their last six. In the Browns, they will be facing a team with the same record and also with a first-year head coach. Here's a look at the matchup.

WHO: Miami Dolphins (3-6) vs. Cleveland Browns (3-6)WHEN: Sunday, 1 p.m. ET

WHERE: Cleveland Browns Stadium; Cleveland, Ohio

TV: CBS

ANNOUNCERS: Don Criqui, play-by-play; Steve Beuerlein, analysis

LINE: Cleveland by 2 1/2

NFL RANKINGS: Dolphins -- tied for 18th in total offense, 16th in rushing offense, 17th in passing offense, 18th in total defense, 18th in rushing defense, 14th in passing defense; Browns -- 24th in total offense, 22th in rushing offense, 18th in passing offense, 27th in total defense, 28th in rushing defense, 19th in passing defense.

COACHES: Dolphins, Nick Saban (1st season with team); Browns, Romeo Crennel (1st season)

SERIES RECORD: Dolphins lead 9-4, including a 2-0 mark in the playoffs

LAST MEETING: 2004 at Miami; Dolphins 10, Browns 7

DOLPHINS INJURIES: QB Gus Frerotte (finger) is questionable.

BROWNS INJURIES: G Joe Andruzzi (knee/calf) and RB William Green (ankle) are doubtful; G Cosey Coleman (knee), WR/KR Joshua Cribbs (neck) and S Brodney Pool (ankle) are questionable; CB Daylon McCutcheon (abdomen) is probable.

GAME NOTES: This will be the Dolphins' first game in Cleveland since Oct. 10, 1993. The Dolphins won, 24-14, that day, but the game will be remembered for the torn Achilles tendon sustained by Dan Marino. ... Jeff Uhlenhake, who was Miami's starting center for that game, is now Cleveland's assistant offensive line coach. ... The Dolphins have won the last six meetings since a 26-16 loss at Cleveland in 26-16. ... Expected to start at running back for the Browns is Reuben Droughs, who spent some time on the Dolphins practice squad a few years back.


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