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Primer against the Cleveland Browns

This weekend, the game will be broadcast by CBS at 1:00 p.m. ET. It will be broadcasted by Ian Eagle and Solomon Wilcots.

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The all-time series between the Bengals and Browns will have its 66th game Sunday. The Bengals lead the all-time score: 1,354 to 1,345. That's tied for second-smallest point differential (9) between teams who have faced each other 25+ times (Buffalo 750, Kansas City 744; 26 meetings).

  • Bengals are 22-16 (.579) all-time in home openers.
  • With a positive turnover differential, since Marvin Lewis, the Bengals are 18-1 (.947). The only loss came against the Browns (10/17/04).
  • Carson Palmer has 7 multi-TD pass games in the past nine games against AFC North teams.
  • Rudi Johnson is averaging 165.7 yards per game in the past three games against Cleveland -- including a career best 202-yards (11/28/04).
  • Chad Johnson has 5 or more catches in 12 of the past 15 homes games.
  • Chad only needs three catches to surpass the legendary Darnay Scott for 4th-most catches in club history.
  • Defense stopped Kansas City running back, Larry Johnson, 100-yard game streak at nine last week.
  • Justin Smith posted his second career three sack game Sunday.
The Browns
  • In five Bengals' home openers, the Browns have won three.
  • Charlie Frye has at least one touchdown pass in four of his past six starts.
  • Reuben Droughns has at least 20 carries in 14 of his 33 career starts at running back (six at FB).
  • Braylon Edwards has recorded a first-down on 24 of 34 career receptions.
  • The last time a Browns tight-end caught eight passes or more in consecutive games was Ozzie Newsome (11/25-12/2/84). Last week Kellen Winslow caught eight passes for 63-yards and a touchdown.
  • Kicker Phil Dawson is 19 of 21 (90.5%) on career field goal tries against the Bengals.