Browns vs Rams NFL Week 7 Capsule

CLEVELAND BROWNS (2-4) AT ST. LOUIS RAMS (2-3)

SERIES

  BROWNS RAMS
SERIES LEADER   10-9
STREAKS   3 of past 4
COACHES VS. OPP. Mike Pettine: 0-0 Jeff Fisher: 7-5
LAST WEEK L 26-23 (OT) vs. Broncos Bye (Wk. 5: L 24-10 at Packers)
LAST GAME 11/13/11: Rams 13 at Browns 12. St. Louis RB Steven Jackson rushes for 128 yards. Rams WR Brandon Lloyd has 48 rec. yards & TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/28/07: Browns 27, Rams 20. Cleveland WR Braylon Edwards records 117 rec. yards & 2 TDs. Browns QB Derek Anderson throws for 248 yards & 3 TDs (143.0 rating).
REFEREE Pete Morelli
BROADCAST CBS (12:00 PM CT): Tom McCarthy, Adam Archuleta. SIRIUS: 138 (Cle.), 126 (StL.). XM: 230 (StL.).

STATS

PASSING McCown: 121-188-1416-8-3-94.6 Foles: 81-141-956-6-5-77.6
RUSHING Crowell: 73-272-3.7-1 Gurley (R): 55-314-5.7-0
RECEIVING Benjamin: 31-528-17.0-4 Austin: 16-144-9.0-3
OFFENSE 364.2 297.0
TAKE/GIVE -3 +1
DEFENSE 407.3 348.8
SACKS A. Bryant: 3.5 Quinn: 4
INTs Dansby: 2 Jenkins, Johnson: 2
PUNTING Lee: 49.4 (3L) Hekker: 47.0
KICKING Coons: 47 (11/11 PAT; 12/12 FG) Zuerlein: 30 (9/9 PAT; 7/10 FG)

NOTES

BROWNS: QB JOSH MC COWN passed for 213 yards, 2 TDs last week. 1st Browns QB with 2+ TD passes in 4+ consecutive games since 2007. Aims for 5th in row with 2 TDs. Has 300+ yards in 3 of past 4…In past 2 on road, RB ISAIAH CROWELL is averaging 106 scrimmage yards per game…Last week, WR TRAVIS BENJAMIN led team with 9 catches for 117 yards. Has 12 career TDs (9 rec., 3 PR) & averages 45.1 yards per score. TE GARY BARNIDGE had 3 catches for 39 yards & 2 TDs last week. 1st Browns TE since HOFer OZZIE NEWSOME in 1981 with TD in 4 consecutive games. In past 4, has 23 catches for 358 yards & 5 TDs…LB KARLOS DANSBY leads team with 46 tackles. Since 2004, is only NFL player with 40+ sacks (41) & 15+ INTs (18), incl. 2 INTs last week vs. Den. Only NFL player with INT-TD vs. both PEYTON & ELI MANNING. LB BARKEVIOUS MINGO had 1st career INT last week… RAMS: QB NICK FOLES has won 4 of past 5 starts vs. AFC with 11 TDs, 4 INTs & 108.2 rating…Rookie RB TODD GURLEY has rushed for 305 yards (152.5 per game) in 1st 2 career starts. Aims for 3rd in row with 145+ rush yards. Has 50+ yard run in each of past 2…WR-PR TAVON AUSTIN has 14 career TDs (7 rec., 4 rush, 3 PR). Is 1 of 2 players in NFL with rec., rush & return TD in 2015. Has 5 TDs in past 6 vs. AFC (2 rec., 2 rush, 1 PR). WR STEDMAN BAILEY had career-long 68-yard catch in Week 5. In last meeting (10/2/11 with Ten.), TE JARED COOK had 80-yard TD catch…Defense ranks 2nd in NFC with 19 sacks led by DE ROBERT QUINN (4) & DT AARON DONALD (3.5). Quinn has 8 sacks & 5 FFs in past 6 vs. AFC. Donald has 0.5+ sack in 9 of past 12. Has 7 sacks in past 7 at home. LB JAMES LAURINAITIS & DE CHRIS LONG each had sack in last meeting. Since 2009, Laurinaitis is only NFL player with 15+ sacks (16.5) & 10+ INTs (10). In past 3 vs. AFC, CB JANORIS JENKINS has 2 INTs (incl. 99-yard TD) & FF. Since 2012, ties for NFL lead with 5 INT-TDs.

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