GAME DATE: 10/14/07
TV: CBS, Ian Eagle, Solomon Wilcots
SERIES: 15th meeting. Dolphins lead 9-5 in this series but haven't won in Cleveland since 1993. In the last meeting, the Browns shut out the Dolphins 22-0 on Nov. 20, 2005 behind former Browns back Reuben Droughns' 166 yards. The Dolphins fell to 3-7 on the season, then reeled off six straight wins to finish 9-7 under first-year head coach Nick Saban.
KEYS TO THE GAME: QB Cleo Lemon gets his second career start for the Dolphins, but Miami hopes to limit his exposure by leaning on Brown. The Browns are allowing 4.9 yards per carry, and the more success Brown has, the less pressure is put on a suspect offensive line. However, Lemon does need to get WR Chris Chambers back involved (four catches for 40 yards in his past two games). ... If Browns QB Derek Anderson makes smart decisions, there is plenty of room to work against the Dolphins' weak secondary. And the Browns' offense could be on Anderson's arm if RB Jamal Lewis is out or slowed by a sprained foot. If Lewis can't play, untested Jason Wright would get the start and the Dolphins, who allowed just 2.6 yards per carry with MLB Zach Thomas back in the lineup last Sunday.
KEY INJURIES: Dolphins: QB Trent Green (concussion) is out indefinitely; SS Donovin Darius (calf) will start after missing a game; OLB Channing Crowder (ankle sprain) is expected to play; DT Vonnie Holliday (ankle) is out; Rod Wright (ankle) is uncertain. Browns: Lewis (foot sprain) hopes to play; WR Joe Jurevicius (knee) is limited and his status is uncertain.
FAST FACTS: The Dolphins are trying to avoid their second 0-6 start in franchise history. ... The Browns enter their bye week following the game. ... Browns WR Braylon Edwards has three 100-yard receiving games this season.