Browns at Bengals Week Two Capsule

CLEVELAND BROWNS (0-1) AT CINCINNATI BENGALS (0-1)

SERIES

BROWNS BENGALS
SERIES LEADER   41-36
STREAKS   12 of past 15
COACHES VS. OPP. Shurmur: 0-2 Lewis: 13-5  
LAST WEEK L 17-16 vs. Eagles L 44-13 at Ravens
LAST GAME 11/27/11: Browns 20 at Bengals 23. Cincinnati RB Cedric Benson rushes for 106 yards & TD as Mike Nugent kicks game-winning FG with 38 seconds remaining in 4th quarter.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/27/11
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Bill Macatee, Steve Tasker. SIRIUS: 106 (Cle.), 93 (Cin.). XM: 226 (Cin.). 

STATS

PASSING Weeden (R): 12-35-118-0-4-5.1 Dalton: 22-37-221-0-1-65.3
RUSHING Richardson (R): 19-39-2.1-0 Green-Ellis: 18-91-5.1-1
RECEIVING Massaquoi: 3-41-13.7-0 Hawkins: 8 (T3C)-86-10.8-0
OFFENSE 210.0 322.0
TAKE/GIVE +1 -2
DEFENSE 456.0 430.0
SACKS Fort (R), Ward: 1 Atkins: 2 (T1C)
INTs 4 tied: 1 (T1C)
PUNTING Hodges: 44.0 Huber: 45.8
KICKING Dawson: 10 (1/1 PAT; 3/3 FG) Nugent: 7 (1/1 PAT; 2/2 FG)

NOTES

BROWNS: QB BRANDON WEEDEN (No. 22 overall) became 1st Browns rookie QB to start season opener in SB era…Browns are 3rd team since ’70 to start rookie QB (Weeden), RB (TRENT RICHARDSON) & WR (JOSH GORDON) in season opener…WR GREG LITTLE had 5 catches for 57 yards with 1 TD in last game at Cin. For career, WR MOHAMED MASSAQUOI averages 18.1 yards per catch against Bengals (14 catches, 253 receiving yards). In 2 games at Cin. (w/ Browns), TE BENJAMIN WATSON has 9 catches for 106 yards (11.8 avg.)…Club tied for NFL-best with 5 takeaways against Phi. (4 INTs, 1 FR)…C ALEX MACK aims to make 50th consecutive start since entering NFL in ’09…LB D’QWELL JACKSON had 27-yard INT-TD return last week. Jackson had career-best 2 sacks against Bengals on 9/11/11…DE JABAAL SHEARD had 1 sack & FF in last game against Bengals…DE FROSTEE RUCKER spent 5 seasons (2007-11) with Bengals…In NFL debut, LBs L.J. FORT & CRAIG ROBERTSON registered 1st career INTs…S T.J. WARD had team-best 8 tackles & 1 sack last week…BENGALS: MARVIN LEWIS (69) has most regular season wins as head coach in franchise history…Club aims for 4th consecutive win against Browns…In 2 career meetings against Browns, QB ANDY DALTON has completed 31 of 46 passes (67.4 pct.) for 351 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 104.5 passer rating…RB BEN JARVUS GREEN-ELLIS had 91 rush yards on 18 carries (5.1 avg.) with rush TD in Bengals debut. Since ’10, Green-Ellis has 25 rush TDs, 3rd-most in NFL (ARIAN FOSTER, 28; ADRIAN PETERSON, 26)…WR A.J. GREEN has 4 receptions for 151 yards (37.8 avg.) with 1 TD in 2 meetings against Browns. WR ANDREW HAWKINS had career-best in catches (8) & receiving yards (86) last week. TE JERMAINE GRESHAM aims for 3rd consecutive game with TD catch against Browns. Gresham has 10 career TD catches…DT GENO ATKINS registered career-high 2 sacks last week. Atkins has 2 sacks in past 3 against Browns…S REGGIE NELSON had INT in last game vs. Browns. Led club with 8 tackles last week…CB LEON HALL has 5 career INTs against Browns, most vs. any team.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Enjoyed this post?
Subscribe to Browns Gab via RSS Feed or E-mail and receive daily news updates from us!

Submit to Digg  Stumble This Story  Share on Twitter  Post on Facebook  Post on MySpace  Add to del.icio.us  Bark It Up  Submit to Reddit  Fave on Technorati

One Response to “Browns at Bengals Week Two Capsule”

  1. Denolakes says:

    Cincinnati, at home after being humiliated in Baltimore in a second half meltdown. Cleveland has not won a division game since 2010 and you gotta wonder — though hope against — the gremlins in Weeden’s head. There shouldn’t be any problem with his being “amped up” in this game, after the dismal showing last week. Unlike the Iggles, Cincy will run and continue to run if it is working — and it should. Fujita is back, so that is good — but look for Patterson to be challenged by AJ Green — deep and often. If I were playing the Browns, I would move to get them down by 2 possessions early and then blitz like crazy. I would bet that this team is not able to handle it — emotionally or capability-wise, on the field or in the coaching/play calling. I would play to my strengths and make them respond on my terms; wouldn’t even worry about their strengths.

Leave a Reply