This week, the Browns try to get their second win against the Raiders in Week 3. Here are some nuggets about Sunday's contest, as well as how you can watch or listen to the game.
Game Time/Date: Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 1:00 PM ET
Location: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, OH
TV Channel: CBS - Chris Simms (analyst)(play-by-play) &
Local Radio: 92.3 The Fan (WKRK-FM), ESPN 850 WKNR, WNCX (98.5 FM)
Online streaming: NFL Game Pass
Weather: 70 degrees, feels like 70, 15% chance of rain, SSE winds at 13 MPH
Odds: Browns by 3.5 points.
Predict the Score:
- The Browns have an opportunity to rush for more than 100 yards in three consecutive games for the first time since doing it for six straight games in 2012.
- WR Travis Benjamin looks to be the first Brown to record a touchdown reception in three consecutive games since Josh Gordon did it in five straight games in 2013. He could also become the first Browns player to record back-to-back games with two-or-more receiving touchdowns since WR Braylon Edwards did it in 2007.
- Offensive coordinator John DeFilippo was the Raiders quarterbacks coach from 2007-08 and 2012-14. The Raiders' special teams coordinator is Brad Seely, who was the Browns' special teams coordinator from 2009-2010.
- DL Desmond Bryant totaled 11.5 sacks in 63 games during four seasons (2009-12) with Oakland after originally signing as an undrafted free agent.
- QB Josh McCown started nine games for the Raiders in 2007. One of those starts came against the Browns, but he had to leave the game early with an injured foot, forcing him to miss several games. QB Daunte Culpepper replaced him and although he didn't do much, the Raiders prevailed 26-24.
- The Browns will be debuting their all-brown uniform combination:
- These teams last met on October 26, 2014, with the Browns winning 23-13 in Cleveland. The Raiders made an idoitic decision early on by having backup Matt Schaub fake a long field goal, and his pass was intercepted. The Browns led 9-6 heading into the final quarter of play. The Raiders had two late-game fumbles which Cleveland capitalized on them with a 32-yard touchdown pass from QB Brian Hoyer to WR Andrew Hawkins and a 5-yard touchdown run by RB Ben Tate. The Raiders' only touchdown came with seven seconds left in the game.
- We will have our first quarter game day thread ready at 11:30 AM ET on Sunday, along with plenty of in-game and post-game analysis.