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Bills at Browns Week Three Capsule

BUFFALO BILLS (1-1) AT CLEVELAND BROWNS (0-2)

SERIES

BILLS BROWNS
SERIES LEADER   10-6
STREAKS   3 of past 4
COACHES VS. OPP. Gailey: 1-0 Shurmur: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 35-17 vs. Chiefs L 34-27 at Bengals
LAST GAME 12/12/10: Browns 6 at Bills 13. Buffalo QB Ryan Fitzpatrick throws TD pass to WR David Nelson & RB Fred Jackson has 112 rush yards as Bills defense allows just 187 total yards.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/16/07: Browns 8, Bills 0. Cleveland RB Jamal Lewis rushes for 163 yards on 33 carries as Browns K Phil Dawson converts 2 1st-half FGs (35, 49) on snowy day in shutout victory. 
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Spero Dedes, Steve Beuerlein. SIRIUS: 106 (Buf.), 112 (Cle.). XM: 231 (Cle.).

STATS

PASSING Fitzpatrick: 28-51-373-5-3-86.5 (T1L) Weeden (R): 38-72-440-2-4-57.6
RUSHING Spiller: 29-292 (1L)-10.1-3 (T1L) Richardson (R): 38-148-3.9-1
RECEIVING St. Johnson: 6-111-18.5-2 (T3L) Massaquoi: 8-131-16.4-0
OFFENSE 384.5 (3C) 324.5
TAKE/GIVE 0 +1
DEFENSE 403.0 415.5
SACKS Ky. Williams: 2 D. Jackson: 3 (T1C)
INTs Byrd, Scott: 1 (T3C) D. Jackson: 2 (T1C)
PUNTING Moorman: 47.8 Hodges: 44.9
KICKING Lindell: 9 (9/9 PAT; 0/0 FG) Dawson: 19 (4/4 PAT; 5/5 FG)

NOTES

BILLS: Club has won 4 of past 5 in Sept…QB RYAN FITZPATRICK is tied for NFL-best with 5 TD passes (MATT RYAN, 5). In Sept. with Bills, Fitzpatrick has 16 TDs vs. 8 INTs & 97.3 rating. In past 2 starts vs. Cle., Fitzpatrick has 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 98 rating…Offense averages NFL-best 198 rush yards per game in ’12…RB C.J. SPILLER (29 att., 292 yards) is the 1st player to average at least 10 yards per carry through team’s 1st 2 games of season (min. 25 att.) since HOFer JIM BROWN in ’63 (35 att. for 394 yards; 11.3 avg.). Aims for 3rd consecutive game with 100+ rush yards (169, 123)…WR STEVIE JOHNSON is averaging 18.5 yards per catch this season (6 rec., 111 yards). Dating back to 1/1/12, Aims for 4th consecutive game with TD rec. Has rec. in 34 consecutive games…TE SCOTT CHANDLER seeks TD catch in 3rd straight game…DT KYLE WILLIAMS tied career-high with 2 sacks last week…Rookie CB STEPHON GILMORE had team-best 3 passes defensed last game…CB LEODIS MC KELVIN has 3 PR for 98 yards last week, incl. 88-yard PR-TD – 2nd-longest in Buf. history (KEITH MOODY, 91 yards). Had INT in last game vs. Cle…BROWNS: Rookie QB BRANDON WEEDEN had 322 passing yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 114.9 passer rating last week. Weeden’s 322 pass yards are most in single game by rookie in Browns history…RB TRENT RICHARDSON became 1st NFL rookie to have 100+ rush yards (109), rush TD & receiving TD in same game since Nov. 13, 2005 (SAMKON GADO). Is 1st Browns rookie since Dec. 28, 2003 (LEE SUGGS, 186) to rush for 100 yards in game. RB CHRIS OGBONNAYA had career-best in catches (6) & yards (73) last game…WR GREG LITTLE had 24-yard TD catch last week. WR MOHAMED MASSAQUOI had 90 yards rec. last week, 3rd-most in career (145, 115). TE BENJAMIN WATSON has 4 career TD rec. vs. Bills…Defense registered 6 sacks last week…LB D’QWELL JACKSON had career-high 3 sacks with INT last week. Aims for 3rd straight game with INT…DE FROSTEE RUCKER posted 1st sack as Brown vs. Bengals last week.


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