Browns at Chargers NFL Week Four Inactives

Browns inactives: DB Joe Haden, RB Robert Turbin, DB K’Waun Williams , LB Craig Robertson, LB Scott Solomon, TE E.J. Bibbs, DL Desmond Bryant

Chargers inactives: WR-KR Jacoby Jones, CB Craig Mager, S Jahleel Addae, OLB Tourek Williams, C Chris Watt, G Orlando Franklin, T King Dunlap

Browns at Chargers NFL Week Four Capsule



STREAKS   4 of past 5
COACHES VS. OPP. Mike Pettine: 0-0 Mike McCoy: 0-0
LAST WEEK L 27-20 vs. Raiders L 31-14 at Vikings
LAST GAME 10/28/12: Chargers 6 at Browns 7. Cleveland RB Trent Richardson rushes for 122 yards & TD. Browns LB D’Qwell Jackson has game-high 15 tackles.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/5/06: Chargers 32, Browns 25. San Diego RB LaDainian Tomlinson rushes for 172 yards & 3 TDs. Chargers DE Jacques Cesaire has 2 sacks.
REFEREE Bill Vinovich
BROADCAST CBS (1:05 PM PT): Andrew Catalon, Steve Tasker, Steve Beuerlein, Scott Kaplan (field reporter). SIRIUS: 93 (Cle.), 138 (SD). XM: 231 (SD).


PASSING McCown: 33-57-390-2-1-83.2 Rivers: 76-102-890 (3C)-5-4-100.5
RUSHING Crowell: 37-128-3.5-1 Gordon (R): 44-190-4.3-0
RECEIVING Benjamin: 10-249-24.9-4 (T1C) Allen: 29 (T3L)-315-10.9-2
OFFENSE 316.7 402.0 (3C)
DEFENSE 395.7 325.0
SACKS A. Bryant: 2.5 Emanuel (R): 1
INTs Gipson: 1 3 tied: 1
PUNTING Lee: 54.3 (1C) Scifres: 46.5
KICKING Coons: 16 (7/7 PAT; 3/3 FG) Lambo (R): 18 (6/7 PAT; 4/5 FG)


BROWNS: QB JOSH MC COWN completed 28 of 49 for 341 yards with 2 TDs last week & surpassed 1,000 career completions (1,011)…RB ISAIAH CROWELL (835) needs 165 scrimmage yards to reach 1,000 career. Rookie RB DUKE JOHNSON (Round 3, No. 77 overall) had career-best 6 catches for 32 yards last week…WR TRAVIS BENJAMIN has 4 TD catches in past 3, incl. 1 vs. Oak. last week. Has 12 career TDs (9 rec, 3 PR) & averages 45.1 yards per score. WR ANDREW HAWKINS (1,904) needs 96 rec. yards to reach 2,000 career…Last week, TE GARY BARNIDGE had career-highs in catches (6) & receiving yards (105) & scored 1st TD since 12/8/13…LB KARLOS DANSBY leads team with 25 tackles. Has 2 sacks & FF in 2 career meetings. Since entering NFL in 2004, is only NFL player with 40+ sacks (41) & 15+ INTs (16). Since 2007, CB TRAMON WILLIAMS is only NFL CB with 20+ INTs (28) & 4+ sacks (4.5). Had 43-yard INT-TD in last meeting (11/6/11 with GB). Since 2014, S TASHAUN GIPSON has AFC-best 7 INTs…CHARGERS: QB PHILIP RIVERS (257) needs 4 TD passes to tie DAVE KRIEG for No. 13 all-time. Has 2-1 career record vs. Cle. & has passed for 738 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 97.8 rating. Since 2006, ranks 2nd in NFL with 37,397 pass yards (DREW BREES)…RB MELVIN GORDON (No. 15 overall) leads NFL rookies with 190 rush yards, incl. 51 last week vs. Min. In only career meeting (11/7/10 with NE), RB DANNY WOODHEAD had 92 scrimmage yards (54 rush, 38 rec.)…WR KEENAN ALLEN led team with 12 catches for 133 yards & 2 TDs last week. Has 5 TDs in past 7. WR STEVIE JOHNSON has TD catch in 2 of past 3. Since entering NFL in 2004, WR MALCOM FLOYD ranks 3rd in NFL with 17.2 rec. avg. (min. 200 catches)…S ERIC WEDDLE leads team with 25 tackles, incl. team-high 8 last week vs. Vikings. Since 2007, is 1 of 4 NFL players with 19+ INTs (19) & 6+ sacks (6). CB STEVE WILLIAMS posted 1st career INT last week.

Raiders vs Browns NFL Week 3 Inactives

Raiders inactives: CB Dexter McDonald, FB Jamize Olawale, OL Jon Feliciano, OL Matt McCants, DT Justin Ellis, WR Rod Streater, DE Benson Mayowa

Browns inactives: QB Austin Davis, RB Robert Turbin, DB K’Waun Williams, LB Scott Solomon, WR Dwayne Bowe, TE E.J. Bibbs, DL Desmond Bryant

Raiders at Browns Wednesday Injury Report

Practice Report

Justin Ellis DT (Ankle), Benson Mayowa DE (Knee), Jamize Olawale FB (Ankle), Justin Tuck DE (Knee), Charles Woodson S (Shoulder)

Practice Report
Wednesday LB Scott Solomon (ankle), RB Robert Turbin (ankle)
Wednesday DE Desmond Bryant (shoulder), DE Randy Starks (not injury related), T Joe Thomas (not injury related)
Wednesday QB Johnny Manziel (right elbow), QB Josh McCown (concussion)
Wednesday LB Barkevious Mingo (knee), T Mitchell Schwartz (thumb)

Raiders vs Browns NFL Week Three Capsule



STREAKS   3 of past 4
COACHES VS. OPP. Jack Del Rio: 2-3 Mike Pettine: 1-0
LAST WEEK W 37-33 vs. Ravens W 28-14 vs. Titans
LAST GAME 10/26/14: Raiders 13 at Browns 23. Cleveland QB Brian Hoyer throws for 275 yards & TD. Browns LB Paul Kruger has 3 sacks.
REFEREE Clete Blakeman
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Carter Blackburn, Chris Simms. SIRIUS: 137 (Oak.), 157 (Cle.). XM: 229 (Cle.).


PASSING Carr: 37-58-412-3-1-94.9 McCown: 5-8-49-0-0-79.7 OR

Manziel: 21-39-354-3-1-99.7

RUSHING Murray: 26-109-4.2-1 Crowell: 27-92-3.4-1
RECEIVING Crabtree: 14-148-10.6-1 Benjamin: 6-204 (3C)-34.0-3 (T2L)
OFFENSE 347.0 297.5
DEFENSE 444.5 359.0
SACKS A. Bryant: 2.5
INTs Thorpe: 1 Gipson: 1
PUNTING King: 47.3 Lee: 55.0 (1C)
KICKING Janikowski: 14 (5/5 PAT; 3/3 FG) Coons: 8 (5/5 PAT; 1/1 FG)


RAIDERS: Last week, QB DEREK CARR completed 30 of 46 (65.2 pct.) for career-high 351 yards with 3 TDs vs. 1 INT for 100.9 rating. 1st Oak. QB to pass for 350+ yards in win since KERRY COLLINS (12/19/04)…In 5 career starts, RB LATAVIUS MURRAY is averaging 89.6 scrimmage yards/game (291 rush, 157 rec.)…Rookie WR AMARI COOPER (No. 4 overall) had 7 catches for 109 yards (15.6 avg.) & scored 1st career TD (68 yards). WR MICHAEL CRABTREE led team with 9 catches for 111 yards & TD vs. Bal. In only career meeting (10/30/11 w/ SF), had 5 catches for 54 yards & TD. WR SETH ROBERTS scored 1st career TD with :26 remaining vs. Bal…LB MALCOLM SMITH leads team with 19 tackles. CB NEIKO THORPE had 1st career INT last week. S CHARLES WOODSON leads active players with 60 career INTs & needs 2 to tie HOFer DICK LE BEAU (62) & DAVE BROWN (62) for No. 9 all-time…BROWNS: QB JOHNNY MANZIEL earned 1st career win as starter last week, passing for 172 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for career-best 133.9 rating. QB JOSH MC COWN (983) needs 17 completions to reach 1,000 career…In 8 career home games, RB ISAIAH CROWELL has 4.7 rush avg. (84 att., 391 yards) with 4 TDs…Last week, WR TRAVIS BENJAMIN became 2nd player in NFL history with 2 50+ yard TD rec. (60, 50) & 75+ yard PR-TD (78) in same game (TAVON AUSTIN). 1st NFL player with 4 50+ yard TDs through 1st 2 games of season since HOFer JIM BROWN (1963). Has 11 career TDs (8 rec., 3 PR) & averages 48.8 yards per score. WR ANDREW HAWKINS had 7 catches for 88 yards (12.6 avg.) & TD in last meeting. Hawkins (1,886) needs 114 rec. yards to reach 2,000 career…Defense had 7 sacks last week, 2nd-most in NFL. DE ARMONTY BRYANT had career-high 2.5 sacks & FF vs. Ten. Since 2007, CB TRAMON WILLIAMS is only NFL CB with 20+ INTs (28) & 4+ sacks (4.5). Since 2014, S TASHAUN GIPSON has AFC-best 7 INTs.

Manziel or McCown – Who Will the Browns Go With at QB Sunday?


Browns coach Mike Pettine said he’ll meet with his staff Monday night to discuss whether Josh McCown or Johnny Manziel should start at quarterback once McCown is cleared from the concussion he suffered Sept. 13 in a season-opening, 31-10 loss to the New York Jets, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Pettine said Manziel made the conversation interesting by starting in place of McCown on Sunday and throwing touchdown passes of 60 and 50 yards to wide receiver Travis Benjamin to lead the Browns (1-1) to a 28-14 victory over the Tennessee Titans (1-1) in the home opener at FirstEnergy Stadium.

“We’re going to meet on that tonight,” Pettine said of the quarterback decision. “To me, that’s standard. That’s our weekly meeting where we evaluate every position and where are we. But until Josh is cleared, there’s not much thought process there just because [Manziel] is the starter right now with the fact that Josh is out. But we will have the ‘what if’ discussion tonight and see where that takes us.”

How much of the discussion will center on the team wanting to see what it has in Manziel, the 22nd overall pick in last year’s draft?

“We’re tasked with winning football games, and the decisions we make are what gives us the best opportunity to win this Sunday,” Pettine said. “I know that on the outside that those things get brought into it. We’ve already seen circumstances have come about for us to get an evaluation of him. So we’re not going to use a season and look at it that way, say, ‘Hey, we need to know.’ We think over the natural course of events we’ll find out.”

Titans vs Browns NFL Week Two Inactives

Titans inactives: TE Delanie Walker, G Quinton Spain, CB Cody Riggs, RB Antonio Andrews, QB Charlie Whitehurst, CB Jason McCourty

Browns inactives: QB Josh McCown (concussion), RB Robert Turbin (ankle), DB Justin Gilbert, DB Ibraheim Campbell, LB Scott Solomon, TE E.J. Bibbs, DL Xavier Cooper

NFL Week Two Preview – Tennessee Titans at Cleveland Browns

Cleveland Browns v Tennessee Titans

Things couldn’t have gone much worse for the Browns in their opener last Sunday at Met Life Stadium, as they lost their starting quarterback in the first quarter and by the time it was over lost the game to the New York Jets 31-10.

It was another opening day loss for the Browns, who have won just once on opening day since they came back to the league in 1999.
Things looked good for awhile after starter Josh McCown was knocked out of the game with a concussion, as Johnny Manziel second pass after replacing McCown in the second quarter went for a 54-yard touchdown to Travis Benjamin to at the time give the Browns a 7-0 lead.

But, Manziel had three turnovers thereafter while finishing 13 for 24 for 182 yards. The Browns had five giveaways in all, including a fumble by McCown at the goal line that caused his injury.

Who starts Sunday is still up in the air, as if Josh McCown can clear though the concussion protocol without any setback he will go, but if not the Browns will look to Manziel again as they host rookie QB Marcus Mariota and the Tennssee Titans at First Energy Stadium in the Browns home opener at 1pm.

All Mariota did in his debut against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday was throw four touchdown passes in a half and produced a perfect passer rating in leading a 42-14 road rout of the Bucs. The win also gave the Titans some much needed confidence, as they entered last Sunday on a 10-game losing streak.

The No. 2 overall pick completed 13 of 16 throws for 209 yards and tied Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton’s record for TD passes in a first game. Mariota also became the first player since at least 1933 to record a perfect passer rating in his debut.

The Titans sacked Bucs rookie Jameis Winston four times and forced three turnovers, including Cody Sensabaugh’s first-quarter interception return for a touchdown.

The Browns defense has a lot of work to do to stop Mariota as well as titans running back Bishop Sankey who had a solid opener against the Bucs, who had 74 yards and a touchdown.

Clevealnd’s D gave up 154 rushing yards and allowing the Jets to convert 7 of 13 third downs. Additionally, the Browns were penalized 12 times for 109 yards en route to an 11th straight season-opening loss.

The Titans will also be looking for some revenge after last season when they had a 28-3 lead on the Browns at home early in the season, only to lose 29-28.

This time Tenensse with their rookie QB and solid run game from Bishop will take care of the Browns. Too much negative going for the Browns right now, and with the QB position still very much in doubt between McCown and Manziel and a Tenneseee defense looking strong with new DC Dick LeBeau.

Tennessee 27 Cleveland 13

Fantasy Projections:

Tennessee – Marcus Mariota 230 yards 2 TD, Bishop Sankey 80 yards rushing 1 TD, Kendall Wright 85 yards receiving 1 TD
Cleveland – Josh McCown 175 yard 1 TD, Isaiah Crowell 30 yards rushing, Brian Hartline 75 yards receiving 1 TD

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