The Cleveland Browns are at home today as they take on the in Week 9. Here are some nuggets about today's game, as well as how you can watch or listen to the game.
Game Time/Date: Sunday, November 2nd, 2014 at 1:00 PM ET
Location: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, OH
TV Channel: FOX - Thom Brennaman (play-by-play) & David Diehl (analyst)
Local Radio: 92.3 The Fan (WKRK-FM), ESPN 850 WKNR, WNCX (98.5 FM)
Weather: 44 degrees (feels like 38), 0% chance of precipitation, 10 MPH NW wind
Odds: Browns by 7 points.
Per 506sports.com, the areas in yellow on the map below will get to see the Buccaneers vs. Browns game live on FOX at 1:00 PM ET:
- LS Christian Yount appeared in seven games with Tampa Bay as a rookie in 2011 before joining the Browns.
- Tampa Bay defensive line coach Joe Cullen (2013), tight ends coach Jon Embree (2013) and offensive line coach George Warhop (2009-13) were all on the Browns’ coaching staff last year.
- Tampa Bay RB Bobby Rainey and OL Garrett Gilkey also spent time with the Browns organization. Both Rainey and Gilkey played in six games for Cleveland in 2013. Gilkey was a seventh-round pick in 2013 and started one game. Tampa Bay G Oniel Cousins spent three seasons (2011-13) in Cleveland. He appeared in 24 games with the Browns.
- With a win, the Browns would have their best record through eight games since 2007, when the club started 5-3. That would also mark the last time Cleveland started the season 4-1 at home. The Browns could record three takeaways in three consecutive games for the first time since 2008 (Weeks 13-15).
- The Browns have allowed just 61 second-half points this season (8.7 avg.), second fewest in the NFL. Last season, the Browns allowed 218 second-half points (13.6 avg.), tied for 24th in the league.
- The last time these two teams met in the regular season was on September 12, 2010 in Cleveland, with the Buccaneers beating the Browns 17-14. It was a disappointing season-opening game for the Browns, who led 14-3 mid-way through the second quarter. The Buccaneers got a touchdown right before the end of the first half, and then took the lead with a touchdown mid-way through the fourth quarter, both scores coming from QB Josh Freeman. Browns QB Jake Delhomme was 20-of-37 for 227 yards, 1 touchdown, and 2 interceptions. The Browns were listed as having one starting wide receiver: Joshua Cribbs.