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Saints vs. Browns Preview and Matchup History

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A quick look at the history between the New Orleans Saints and Cleveland Browns before their matchup in Ohio this Sunday, as well as a recap of some standout individual performances last week by players from both teams.

Chris Graythen

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (0-1) AT CLEVELAND BROWNS (0-1)

SERIES

SAINTS

BROWNS

SERIES LEADER

12-4

STREAKS

4 of past 5

COACHES VS. OPP.

Payton: 1-1

Pettine: 0-0

LAST WEEK

L 37-34 (OT) at Falcons

L 30-27 at Steelers

LAST GAME

10/24/10: Browns 30 at Saints 17. Cleveland defense has 4 INTs, including 2 INT-TDs by DE David Bowens (30, 64). Browns RB Peyton Hillis rushes for 69 yards & TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

9/10/06: Saints 19, Browns 14. New Orleans QB Drew Brees throws for 170 yards & TD to WR Marques Colston. Saints defense records 5 sacks & forces 3 turnovers (2 INTs, FR).

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Lee, Mark Malone. SIRIUS: 117 (NO), 140 (Cle.). XM: 229 (Cle.).

STATS

PASSING

Brees: 29-42-333-1-1-90.7

Hoyer: 19-31-230-1-0-94.8

RUSHING

Ingram: 13-60-4.6-2 (T1L)

West: 16-100-6.3-0

RECEIVING

J. Graham (TE): 8 (T3C)-82-10.3-0

Hawkins: 8 (3C)-87-10.9-0

OFFENSE

472.0 (3L)

389.0

TAKE/GIVE

-1

+1

DEFENSE

568.0

490.0

SACKS

T. Walker: 1

Kruger: 2 (T1L)

INTs

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Dansby: 1 (T3L)

PUNTING

Morstead: 50.5

Lanning: 44.9

KICKING

S. Graham: 10 (T2C) (4/4 PAT; 2/2 FG)

Cundiff: 9 (3/3 PAT; 2/2 FG)

BROWNS

In 4 starts with Cleveland, Brian Hoyer is 3-1 with 845 pass yards, 6 TDs and an 85.6 QB rating.

RB TERRANCE WEST (Rd. 3, No. 94 overall) had 16 carries for 100 rush yards (6.3 avg.), most among NFL rookies in Week 1.

Undrafted rookie RB ISIAH CROWELL posted 2 rush TDs in his NFL debut last week.

In his past 3 games vs. NO (with Dallas), WR MILES AUSTIN has 14 receptions for 209 yards (14.9 avg.) and 2 TDs.

WR ANDREW HAWKINS led the Browns with 8 catches for a career-high 87 yards vs. Pittsburgh last week.

Since joining the NFL in 2007, T JOE THOMAS has started every game (113 in row), the 2nd-longest streak among active tackles.

LB PAUL KRUGER tied a career-high with 2 sacks last week.

LB KARLOS DANSBY had an interception last week vs. Pittsburgh.