The Cleveland Browns face an uphill battle when they take on the New England Patriots today in Week 14. Here are some nuggets about today's game, as well as how you can watch or listen to the game.
Game Time/Date: Sunday, December 8th, 2013 at 1:00 PM EST
Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
TV Channel: CBS - Don Criqui (play-by-play) and Steve Tasker (analyst)
Local Radio: 92.3 The Fan (WKRK-FM), ESPN 850 WKNR, WNCX (98.5 FM)
Weather: 32 degrees (feels like 29), 0% chance of snow, 3 MPH NW wind
Odds: Patriots by 11½ points.
Per 506sports.com, the areas in cyan on the map below will get to see the Browns vs. Patriots game live on CBS at 1:00 PM EST:
- Patriots coach Bill Belichick compiled a 36-44 (.450) record as head coach of the Browns from 1991-95. He led the Browns to the playoffs in 1994.
- Patriots CB Aqib Talib was born in Cleveland, OH.
- Browns QB Brian Hoyer was signed by the Patriots in 2009 and spent three seasons in New England as a backup to Tom Brady before joining the Steelers in 2012. Hoyer is on Injured Reserve after suffering a knee injury in Week 5.
- WR Josh Gordon is looking to become the only Browns player to record four straight 100-yard receiving games. He could join Charley Hennigan (Houston Oilers, 1961) as the only players in NFL-AFL history to record three 200-plus yard receiving games in a season.
- WR Josh Gordon needs 41 receiving yards to pass Braylon Edwards (1,289 in 2007) for the franchise’s single-season record. He also needs Needs 124 receiving yards to pass Calvin Johnson (746 in 2013) for the most by an NFL player in a four-game span.
- The Patriots have an NFL-best 46-6 record in the month of December since the 2001 season. The Patriots have won 16 of their last 17, including their last eight December games on the road.
- The last time these two teams met in the regular season was on November 7, 2010 in Cleveland, with the Browns stunning the Patriots by a final score of 34-14. New England had a 6-1 record heading into the game, and after falling to 6-2, they finished the year at 14-2. Eric Mangini's team was led on the ground by RB Peyton Hillis, who had 29 carries for 184 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Browns also executed a "fumblerooski" type of play for a touchdown when Joshua Cribbs handed the ball off to WR Chansi Stuckey.