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NFL Capsule Week One – Browns Vs Steelers

Cleveland Browns v Pittsburgh Steelers



STREAKS   8 of past 10
COACHES VS. OPP. Pettine: 0-0 Tomlin: 12-2
LAST GAME 12/29/13: Browns 7 at Steelers 20. Pittsburgh WR Antonio Brown has 9 catches for 87 yards. Steelers rookie RB Le’Veon Bell rushes 20 times for 90 yards & TD.
BROADCAST CBS (2:15 PM MT): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Jenny Dell (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 140 (Cle.), 85 (Pit.). XM: 85 (Pit.).

2013 STATS

PASSING Hoyer: 57-96-615-5-3-82.6 Roethlisberger: 375-584-4,261 (3C)-28-14-92.0 (3C)
RUSHING Tate: 181-771-4.3-4 Bell: 244-860-3.5-8
RECEIVING Cameron (TE): 80-917-11.5-7 A. Brown: 110 (1C)-1,499 (2L)-13.6-8
OFFENSE 339.4 337.5
DEFENSE 332.4 (3C) 337.6
SACKS Dansby: 6.5 Worilds: 8
INTs Gipson: 5 (T1C) C. Allen: 2
PUNTING Lanning 43.8 Wing (R) (Pre.): 40.2
KICKING Cundiff: 95 (32/32 PAT; 21/26 FG) Suisham: 129 (39/39 PAT; 30/32 FG)


CLEVELAND: In 3 starts with Cle. in 2013, QB BRIAN HOYER passed for 615 yards & 5 TDs with 82.6 rating. Hoyer is only Browns QB to win each of his 1st 3 starts with team. Became 1st player since HOFer OTTO GRAHAM (1950) to throw 3+ TDs in 1st NFL game with Browns…For career, RB BEN TATE has 421 att. for 1,992 yards (4.7 avg.) & 10 TDs. In last 3 starts (w/ Hou.), rushed for 227 yards (75.7/game) & 3 TDs…In 8 seasons with Dal., WR MILES AUSTIN had 301 catches for 4,481 yards & 34 TDs. In 1st career start (10/11/09 vs. KC), set single-game Cowboys record with 250 rec. yards…TE JORDAN CAMERON ranked 2nd among AFC TEs with 7 TD catches in 2013, trailing only HOFer OZZIE NEWSOME (9 in 1979) for most by Browns TE in single season…Since joining NFL in 2007, T JOE THOMAS has started every game (112 in row), 2nd-longest streak among active tackles (D’BRICKASHAW FERGUSON)…LB KARLOS DANSBY makes Browns debut. In SB XLIII vs. Pit. (w/ Arz.), had INT & 8 tackles. LB BARKEVIOUS MINGO ranked 3rd among NFL rookies with 5 sacks in 2013. In past 3 vs. Pit., Pro Bowl CB JOE HADEN has INT & FF… PITTSBURGH: QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER has 95-47 (.669) reg.-sea. record as a starter, 3rd-best win pct. among active NFL QBs (min. 10 starts). Has 17-1 record (.944) vs. Cle. (9-0 at home) with 27 TDs vs. 12 INTs & 97.5 rating. Has most career pass yards (34,105) & TD passes (219) in team history…In 2013, RB LE’VEON BELL (1,259 scrim. yards) surpassed HOFer FRANCO HARRIS (1,235 in 1972) for Steelers’ single-season rookie record. Rushed for 90 yards & TD in last meeting. Has rush TD in 4 of past 5…WR ANTONIO BROWN set single-season club record for rec. yards in 2013 (1,499) & had 110 catches, 2nd-most in team history (HINES WARD, 112 in 2002). In past 5 vs. Browns, has 28 catches for 442 yards (88.4/game) & 3 TDs. WR LANCE MOORE make Steelers debut. Has 4 TD catches in past 5 vs. AFC (w/ NO). TE HEATH MILLER has 5 career TD catches vs. Browns (2nd-most vs. any opponent)…LB JASON WORILDS led team with career-best 8 sacks in 2013. In past 4 vs. Cle., LB LAWRENCE TIMMONS has 3 sacks, INT-TD, FF & FR. In 11/24/13 meeting, CB WILLIAM GAY had 21-yard INT-TD, FF & FR. S TROY POLAMALU has 4 INTs in past 6 vs. Cle.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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