Browns-Bills Capsule

CLEVELAND (7-4) At BUFFALO (6-5)

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE – Pick `em

2014 RECORD VS. SPREAD – Cleveland 7-4, Buffalo 5-6

SERIES RECORD – Browns lead 12-7

LAST MEETING – Browns beat Bills 37-24, Oct. 3, 2013

LAST WEEK – Browns beat Falcons 26-24; Bills beat Jets 38-3

AP PRO32 RANKING – Browns No. 16; Bills No. 18

BROWNS OFFENSE – OVERALL (10), RUSH (14), PASS (11)

BROWNS DEFENSE – OVERALL (20), RUSH (29), PASS (9)

BILLS OFFENSE – OVERALL (24), RUSH (23), PASS (20)

BILLS DEFENSE – OVERALL (4), RUSH (8), PASS (5)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Seventh time non-division rivals meet since 2007, with Browns holding 4-2 edge. … Browns rookie head coach Mike Pettine spent last season as Bills defensive coordinator, and helped unit finish second in NFL with franchise-best 57 sacks. … Browns 7-4 for first time since 2007 and haven’t won eight of first 12 since 9-3 start in 1994. … WR Josh Gordon had eight catches for 120 yards in season debut Sunday after serving 10-game league suspension for violating drug policy. … RB Isaiah Crowell leads NFL rookies and tied for third overall with seven TDs rushing. … After scoring four TDs rushing last season, Browns tied for second in NFL with 14. … Defense has forced 20 takeaways, including 15 in past six games – most in NFL over that span. … LB Paul Kruger has six sacks in past five games. … Bills returned home early Tuesday after snowstorm forced team to relocate to Detroit for four days and ”host” Jets on Monday night. Much of the 6-plus feet of snow that fell on region has melted. … Bills seeking to match best record since 2000, when they were 7-5 before finishing 8-8 to begin 14-season playoff drought – NFL’s longest active streak. … Offense scored TDs on all three red-zone possessions against Jets after failing to score on previous six chances. … QB Kyle Orton has completed 156 straight passes without interception. Team record is 175 by Drew Bledsoe in 2002. … WR Sammy Watkins has team-best 48 catches, five short of franchise rookie record set by Joe Cribbs in 1980. … Bills have league-leading 46 sacks, led by DE Mario Williams (12), DTs Marcell Dareus (10) and Jerry Hughes (9-1/2). 49ers in 1996-97 were last NFL team to have three or more players with at least 10 sacks in consecutive seasons. … RB Fred Jackson has 30 TDs rushing, one short of matching Cookie Gilchrist for third on team list.

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