The Cleveland Browns are looking to win their fourth consecutive game as they take on the Detroit Lions at home in Week 6. Here are some nuggets about today's game, as well as how you can watch or listen to the game.
Game Time/Date: Sunday, October 13th, 2013 at 1:00 PM EST
Location: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, OH
TV Channel: FOX - Tom McCarthy (play-by-play) and Heath Evans (analyst)
Local Radio: 92.3 The Fan (WKRK-FM), ESPN 850 WKNR, WNCX (98.5 FM)
Weather: 68 degrees, 40% chance of precipitation, 6 MPH NW wind
Odds: Lions by 3 points.
Per 506sports.com, the areas in purple on the map below will get to see the Lions vs. Browns game live on CBS at 1:00 PM EST:
- Former members of the Browns who are now playing for the Lions include DE Israel Idonije, DE C.J. Mosley, S Don Carey and OT Corey Hilliard.
- Defensive coordinator Ray Horton served as Detroit’s secondary coach from 2002-03. Outside linebackers coach Brian Baker was the Lions’ defensive line coach from 1997-2000. Defensive line coach Joe Cullen served in the same capacity for Detroit from 2006-08. Defensive quality control coach Daron Roberts was assistant secondary coach for the Lions for two seasons (2009-10).
- QB Brandon Weeden enters the game having thrown 99 straight passes without an interception; he needs 12 more to set a career high and eclipse his 110-pass streak in 2012.
- The Browns are trying to win their third straight home game, which is something they haven't done since 2009.
- Cleveland only has one four-game winning streak since returning to the league in 1999, and that came at the end of Eric Mangini's 2009 season, when the Browns won the final four games of the year out of no where.
- Cleveland’s defense has not allowed a 100-yard rusher this season and has limited opponents to an average of 94.2 yards per game. The Browns' 18 sacks have them tied for the 3rd most sacks in the NFL. The Browns have scored the 7th most points in the NFL over the past three games.
- The last time these two teams met in the regular season was on November 22, 2009 in Detroit. The Lions emerged victorious by a final score of 38-37 in what was undoubtedly one of the more heart-wrenching losses this franchise has experience in recent years.
Down by six points, Matthew Stafford heaved up a Hail Mary as the clocks hit 0:00. The pass was intercepted by the Browns, but for the first time that I can recall...pass interference was called on a Hail Mary. The Lions got one free play from the one yard line, and an injured Stafford connected with tight end Brandon Pettigrew to steal the game away from Cleveland. This game was Brady Quinn's only good game as a pro with the Browns; he was 21-of-33 for 304 yards and 4 touchdowns. Phil Dawson also threw a 10-yard completion in the game.