Browns at 49ers Week 8 Capsule

BROWNS 49ERS
SERIES LEADER 11-6  
STREAKS Past 3  
COACHES VS. OPP. Shurmur: 0-0 Harbaugh: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 6-3 vs. Seahawks Bye: (Wk. 6: W 25-19 at Lions)
LAST GAME 12/30/07: 49ers 7 at Browns 20. Cleveland defense holds San Francisco to just 185 total yards in victory. Browns KR-PR-WR Joshua Cribbs records 76-yard PR-TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/21/03: Browns 13, 49ers 12. Cleveland QB Kelly Holcomb finds WR Andre’ Davis for 11-yard TD with 29 seconds remaining as Browns erase 12-0 4th-quarter deficit.
BROADCAST CBS (1:15 PM PT): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts.  SIRIUS: 113 (Cle.), 85 (SF). XM: 229 (SF).

STATS

PASSING McCoy: 141-252-1,377-8-4-75.4 Ale. Smith: 100-158-1,090-8-2-95.2
RUSHING Hardesty: 73-238-3.3-0 Gore: 109-541-5.0-4
RECEIVING Little (R): 25-234-9.4-0 V. Davis (TE): 24-271-11.3-3
OFFENSE 308.3 302.5
TAKE/GIVE +2 +8 (T3L)
DEFENSE 291.0 335.7 (3C)
SACKS Rubin: 3 Ald. Smith (R): 5.5
INTs Adams: 2 Rogers: 3 (T2C)
PUNTING Maynard: 41.2 Lee: 50.5 (1C)
KICKING Dawson: 37 (10/10 PAT; 9/11 FG) Akers: 57 (18/18 PAT; 13/15 FG)

NOTES

BROWNS:  Aim for 4th consecutive win vs. NFC opponent…In 2 road games this season, QB COLT MC COY has completed 43 of 77 passes (55.8 pct.) for 426 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 84.7 passer rating…RB MONTARIO HARDESTY had career-high 95 rush yards last week. RB PEYTON HILLIS (94) needs 6 catches to reach 100 career…TE BENJAMIN WATSON (976) needs 24 receiving yards to become 6th Browns TE to record 1,000 career…Rookie WR GREG LITTLE (2nd round, No. 59) is tied for 2nd in NFL among rookies with 25 rec. (A.J. GREEN, 29; JULIO JONES, 25)…Browns defense allows 172 passing yards per game, 2nd-fewest in NFL…LB D’QWELL JACKSON leads team with 54 tackles…CB JOE HADEN leads team with 9 passes defensed. CB SHELDON BROWN posted 1st INT of season last week & 22nd of career…S T.J. WARD posted 1st sack of career last week. S MIKE ADAMS spent 3 seasons (2004-06) with 49ers. Had career-best 4 INTs with SF in ’05…Rookie DL JABAAL SHEARD (2nd round, No. 37) has 1.5 sacks in past 2 games…49ERS: Have won 7 of past 9 at home…QB ALEX SMITH has 5-1 record in past 6 home starts, passing for 1,200 yards with 12 TDs vs. 1 INT for 107.9 passer rating. 49ers are 8-0 when Smith starts & has 100+ rating. On pace for career-highs with 95.2 rating (82.1 in ’10) & 63.3 comp. pct. (60.5 in ’09). Has 2+ TD passes in past 5 vs. AFC at home…RB FRANK GORE has 125+ rush yards & rush TD in 3 consecutive games. Since start of ’06, ranks 2nd in NFL with 8,570 scrimmage yards (6,347 rush, 2,223 rec.)…TE VERNON DAVIS has 4 TDs in past 5 at home. Since start of ’09, Davis has 23 TDs, most among NFL TEs. In that time, Davis (2,150) has 2nd most rec. yards by NFL TE…Tied for 3rd in NFL with +8 turnover differential & rank 3rd in NFC with 14 takeaways. Defense has not allowed 100-yard rusher in 28 consecutive games, longest active streak. LB PATRICK WILLIS had sack in last meeting. DE JUSTIN SMITH aims for 3rd game in row with sack. Has started 161 consecutive games. Rookie LB ALDON SMITH leads NFC rookies with 5.5 sacks. Had safety in Wk. 6 win vs. Det. Aims for 4th in row with sack.

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