The Cleveland Browns are on the road this week as they take on the Carolina Panthers in Week 16. 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 21st, 2014 at 1:00 PM ET
Location: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
TV Channel: CBS - Tom McCarthy (play-by-play), Adam Archuleta (analyst)
Local Television: WOIO (Channel 19)
Local Radio: 92.3 The Fan (WKRK-FM), ESPN 850 WKNR, WNCX (98.5 FM)
Online streaming: Audio Pass | NFL Rewind
Weather: 50 degrees (feels like 49), 0% chance of precipitation, 4 MPH NE wind
Odds: Panthers by 4
Per 506sports.com, the areas in yellow on the map below will get to see the Browns vs. Panthers game live on CBS at 1:00 PM ET:
- DL Ahtyba Rubin will be appearing in his 100th career regular-season contest.
- Carolina quarterbacks coach Ken Dorsey played for the Browns from 2006-08, appearing in five games with three starts. Panthers QB Derek Anderson was claimed off waivers by the Browns during his rookie year in 2005. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2007, becoming the first Browns quarterback to be selected since Bernie Kosar in 1987. Anderson spent five seasons in Cleveland and appeared in 39 games with 34 starts.
- TE Gary Barnidge was Carolina’s fifth-round pick in 2008. He spent five seasons (2008-12) with the Panthers before signing with the Browns as an unrestricted free agent in 2013. DL Sione Fua was selected by the Panthers in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft and spent three seasons with the team.
- Carolina RB Fozzy Whittaker spent last season with the Browns. He appeared in 11 games with two starts and scored two touchdowns. Carolina CB James Dockery and LB Ben Jacobs both began their NFL careers with the Browns as undrafted rookie free agents in 2011.
- The last time these two teams met in the regular season was on November 28, 2010 in Cleveland, with the Browns defeating the Bengals 24-23. After the Panthers opened with a 7-0 lead, RB Peyton Hillis ran for three touchdowns over a span of 12 minutes of game time to put the Browns up 21-7. The Browns held a 21-13 lead at halftime, but then QB Jake Delhomme threw a pick six against his former team in the third quarter, and a field goal gave the Panthers a 23-21 lead half-way through the fourth quarter.
K Phil Dawson kicked the go-ahead 41-yard field goal for the Browns with 2:42 to play. With under a minute to go, Panthers QB Jimmy Clausen got a dumpoff pass to RB Mike Goodson for 32 yards, followed by an unbelievable 28-yard catch by WR Brandon LaFell to set up a 42-yard field goal attempt for K John Kasay. The reliable Kasay's kick was no good after it clanked off the left upright.