Lions-Browns Capsule

Lions-Browns Capsule
October 10, 2013, 1:10 pm
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DETROIT (3-2) at CLEVELAND (3-2)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Lions by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Detroit 3-2, Cleveland 3-2

SERIES RECORD -Lions lead 14-4

LAST MEETING - Lions beat Browns 38-37, Nov. 22, 2009

LAST WEEK - Lions lost to Packers 22-9; Browns beat Bills 37-24.

AP PRO32 RANKING - Lions No. 11; Browns No. 16

LIONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (22), PASS (6)

LIONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (26), PASS (20)

BROWNS OFFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (24), PASS (17)

BROWNS DEFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (8), PASS (7)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Lions were done in by big plays in second half in loss at Green Bay. ... Lions superstar WR Calvin Johnson didn't play last week because of injured right knee and missed practice time this week. ... Lions QB Matt Stafford sacked five times last week after being sacked just three times in first four games. ... With win, Lions would match their victory total from all of last season. ... Lions rookie DE Ezekiel ``Ziggy'' Ansah leads team with 3 1-2 sacks. ... Lions rank second in NFL with eight interceptions. ... Lions K David Akers has made 373 field goals since 2000, most in NFL during span. ... Lions DT Ndamukong Suh has history with Browns QBs. He flung Jake Delhomme to ground in 2010 exhibition. ... Lions' defense ranks second in league in third-down efficiency (27 percent). ... Lions coach Jim Schwartz began NFL career as scout for Browns from 1993-95. ... Browns beat Lions 24-6 in second exhibition game on Aug. 15. ... Browns QB Brandon Weeden returns as starter after Brian Hoyer suffered season-ending knee injury against Bills. ... Browns are in first place in division after five games for first time since 1995. ... Browns trying to win four straight for just second time in expansion era (since 1999). They won four in row to end 2009 season, saving coach Eric Mangini's job. ... Browns have not committed turnover in past two games. ... Weeden has not thrown an INT in last 99 attempts. ... Browns PR/WR Travis Benjamin, nicknamed ``Rabbit'' by teammates, is AFC's special teams player of week after returning punt 79 yards for TD and racking up 179 yards in runbacks against Bills. ... Browns haven't won three straight home games since 2009. ... All seven of WR Josh Gordon's career TDs are from 20 yards or longer. ... Browns and Texans are only teams not to allow 100-yard rusher or 300-yard passer this season. ... TE Jordan Cameron's five TDs in five games are most by Cleveland player since WR Gary Collins had six in 1969.

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