Game Time/Date: Sunday, November 16th, 2014 at 1:00 PM ET
Location: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, OH
TV Channel: CBS - Andrew Catalon (play-by-play), Steve Tasker (analyst), Steve Beuerlein (analyst)
Local Television: WOIO (Channel 19)
Local Radio: 92.3 The Fan (WKRK-FM), ESPN 850 WKNR, WNCX (98.5 FM)
Weather: 38 degrees (feels like 32), 20% chance of snow, 10 MPH SW wind
Odds: Browns by 3 points.
Per 506sports.com, the areas in purple on the map below will get to see the Texans vs. Browns game live on CBS at 1:00 PM ET:
- RB Ben Tate was selected by Houston in the second round of the 2010 draft. He spent four years (2010-13) with the Texans, where he ranked third on the franchise’s all-time rushing list with 1,992 yards in 40 games. Tate led the Texans last year with 771 rushing yards.
- Houston defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel was the head coach of the Browns for four seasons (2005-08). In 2007, the Browns won a franchise-record seven consecutive home games en route to a 10-6 record. Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan spent four seasons (2006- 09) with the Texans, the final two as offensive coordinator. In 2009, the Texans led the NFL in passing yards (4,654) and ranked fourth in total offense (6,129), both of which set franchise records.
- QB Brian Hoyer spent the first three years of his career (2009-11) in New England, where Texans Head Coach Bill O’Brien served as quarterbacks coach (2009-2010) and offensive coordinator (2011).
- Former Browns safety Josh Aubrey is a member of the Texans.
- With a win, the Browns would have their best record through 10 games since 1994, when the club started 8-2. The Browns haven’t won four games in a row since the final four games in 2009.
- A rushing touchdown would give the Browns 13 on the season, their most since totaling 13 in 2010. Two rushing scores would give the team its most since totaling 14 in 1989.
- The Browns are third in the NFL in red zone defense. Teams have scored touchdowns on just 12 of 27 trips inside the red zone against Cleveland.
- The last time these two teams met in the regular season was on November 6, 2011 in Cleveland, with the Texans blowing out the Browns 30-12. For most of the game, Cleveland could only manage 50- and 51-yard field goals by K Phil Dawson, as they were down 30-6 before a late touchdown pass from QB Colt McCoy to WR Joshua Cribbs. The Texans' first touchdown of the game came on a run play by RB Ben Tate, who went 27 yards for the score. Tate ran for 115 yards on 12 carries that day as the backup; his counterpart, RB Arian Foster, had 19 carries for 124 yards and 1 touchdown.