DENVER (5-0) at CLEVELAND (2-3)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE – Broncos by 5 1-2
RECORD VS. SPREAD – Broncos 4-1, Browns 3-2
SERIES RECORD – Broncos lead 22-5
LAST MEETING – Broncos beat Browns 34-12, Dec. 23, 2012
LAST WEEK – Broncos beat Raiders 16-10; Browns beat Ravens 33-30, OT
AP PRO32 RANKING – Broncos No. 4, Browns No. 22.
BRONCOS OFFENSE – OVERALL (30), RUSH (30), PASS (23).
BRONCOS DEFENSE – OVERALL (1), RUSH (5), PASS (5).
BROWNS OFFENSE – OVERALL (8), RUSH (28), PASS (6).
BROWNS DEFENSE – OVERALL (30), RUSH (31), PASS (18).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Broncos have won last 10 meetings against Browns, who haven’t beaten Denver since 1990. … Broncos are 5-0 for seventh time in franchise history. … Broncos lead NFL in total defense and are first team in 17 years to post at least 14 takeaways and 22 sacks through five games. … QB Peyton Manning is 6-0 vs. Browns. … Five-time NFL MVP Manning has not been himself, throwing just six TD passes and seven interceptions this season. … Manning and Brett Favre are only QBs to beat each of 32 current franchises. … Former Browns S T.J. Ward leads league with 18 tackles for loss since 2013. … Broncos are one win from joining New England as only original AFL franchises to reach 450 regular-season wins. … Broncos LB Demarcus Ware (back) was limited in practice this week. … Browns QB Josh McCown passed for franchise record 457 yards last week vs. Ravens. … McCown is first QB in NFL history with more than 450 yards passing, two TDs, rushing TD and no interceptions in same game. … McCown has thrown for 1,154 yards in past three games. … TE Gary Barnidge set career highs with eight catches for 139 yards last week. He’s first Browns TE with TD catch in three straight games since Hall of Famer Ozzie Newsome in 1983. Barnidge has 24 catches already this season, just 20 fewer than career total in seven seasons. … K Travis Coons made 32-yard winning field goal in OT last week and is 11 for 11 this season. … P Andy Lee is second in the league in average (50.5 yards) and net average (45.0). … Fantasy Tip: Browns rushing defense remains a mess, allowing 149.4 yards per game, so Broncos RBs could have big day.
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