CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The 2-5 Cleveland Browns will take on the 5-2 Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
The two teams played each others division rivals last week. The Browns lost to the Rams 24-6 and the Cardinals are coming off a short week as they defeated the Baltimore Ravens 26-18 on Monday night. For the third week in a row, the Cardinals will be playing an AFC North team.
Breaking it down:
The Cardinals have one of, it not the most fluent offenses in the NFL. They in the top 10 in each offensive category. They're 2nd in the NFL in points per game, to the Browns 23rd ranked offense. Both teams rank int he top 8 in passing yards per game, so this game we could see a lot of Carson Palmer and Josh McCown if he plays.
Josh McCown's status is unknown for Sunday's game. McCown left the game against the Rams with a shoulder injury. McCown is expected to play.
Joe Haden has officially cleared concussion protocol and said on Thursday that he will play on Sunday.
What to look for:
Browns tight end Gary Barnidge looks to become the first Browns tight end to record back to back receiving games since Milt Morin in 1968.
Linebacker Karlos Dansby needs two interceptions to become the fifth player in NFL history to record 40 sacks and 20 interceptions in his career.
Back to the future:
Cardinals running back Chris Johnson did not have a job in August, now he ranks second in the NFL in rushing yards with 567 yards in seven games. The injury to Andre Ellington in week 1 jumped Johnson to the top of the depth chart. In his last five games, Johnson has rushed for over 100 yards in three contest. Johnson has a nice match up against the NFL's worst rushing defense and is in line to have a big day.
The Tailgate 19 crew including Bernie Kosar kicks your Sunday off at 11:00 A.M. on Cleveland 19.