BROWNS vs. Broncos


DENVER (4-4) At CLEVELAND (3-5)

Time: 8:15 p.m.

TV/radio: NFL Network, WUAB Channel 43; WKBN-AM 570, WNCD-FM 93.3.

Opening line: Browns by 3.

Record vs. spread: — Denver 1-6-1; Cleveland 5-3.

Series record: Broncos lead 16-5.

Last meeting: Broncos 17, Browns 7, Oct. 22, 2006.

Streaks, stats and notes: Broncos have won last seven meetings between clubs dating to 1990. ... Since 1975, Broncos are 17-2 — including playoffs — against Browns and their 19-5 overall record against Cleveland is best against any opponent with minimum of 10 games. ... Teams met in AFC title games in 1987, 1988 and 1990, all Denver wins. ... Broncos have lost three straight games. ... Denver has played Thursday night game in each of past four seasons. ... Broncos QB Jay Cutler has four 300-yard passing games, one shy of club record shared by John Elway and Brian Griese, and is on pace to set club records for yards passing, touchdowns and completions in a season. ... LB D.J. Williams is tied for league lead with 77 tackles, 57 solo. ... Broncos looking to become second original AFL team to reach 400 all-time victories. Oakland has 427. ... Browns QB Brady Quinn will make first NFL start following the club’s benching of Derek Anderson. ... Quinn made 46 starts in four years at Notre Dame. ... Browns went 13-10 in Anderson’s 23 starts past two seasons. ... Quinn played in just one series as rookie last season, going 3-of-8 for 45 yards in season finale against San Francisco. ... Browns WR Braylon Edwards has caught at least one pass in 50 straight games, but leads league with 14 drops. ... Browns have 13 sacks through eight games. Last season, they had just seven at halfway point. ... Browns return specialist Joshua Cribbs had 278 combined return yards (237 kickoff, 41 punt) in last week’s loss to Baltimore. Cribbs’ 92-yard kickoff return for TD was fifth of career.

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