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Browns vs Bengals Week Two Capsule



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.
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Bill Macatee, Steve Tasker. SIRIUS: 106 (Cle.), 93 (Cin.). XM: 226 (Cin.). 


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
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)


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.

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