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BC-FBN--NFL Capsule-Redskins at Browns

BC-FBN--NFL Capsule-Redskins at Browns

WASHINGTON (7-6) At CLEVELAND (5-8)

Sunday, 1 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE - No line

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Washington 8-5; Cleveland 8-4-1

SERIES RECORD - Browns lead 33-10-1

AP PRO32 RANKING - Redskins No. 11; Browns No. 22

LAST MEETING - Redskins beat Browns 14-11, Oct. 19, 2008

LAST WEEK - Redskins beat Ravens 31-28 OT; Browns beat Chiefs 30-7

REDSKINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (5), RUSH (1) PASS (21)

REDSKINS DEFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (7), PASS (31)

BROWNS OFFENSE - OVERALL (26), RUSH (24), PASS (20)

BROWNS DEFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (18), PASS (21)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Late Saturday night, the Redskins surprisingly announced that QB Robert Griffin III, who sustained a mild knee sprain last week, will not start. ... Browns prepared all week for Griffin to play. ... With Griffin out, fellow rookie Kirk Cousins will make his first career start. Cousins came off the bench and threw an 11-yard TD pass and ran for a 2-point conversion to force OT vs. Ravens. ... Cousins is 7 of 11 for 137 yards with 2 TDs and 2 INTs this season. ... Griffin and Cousins became first rookie teammates to throw TD pass in same game since 1966. ... Griffin tied for league lead with 104.2 QB rating. He's thrown just four INTs in 351 attempts. ... Redskins averaging 167.5 yards rushing per game, tops in NFL. ... Redskins won four straight and need win to keep pace in NFC East. ... Washington last won five in row in 2007. ... K Kai Forbath has made 14 straight FGs, two shy of tying NFL record for most consecutive to start career. ... Redskins rookie RB Alfred Morris fourth in league with 1,228 yards. Played youth football against Browns RB Trent Richardson in Pensacola, Fla. ... Coach Mike Shanahan 4-0 against Browns. ... Browns playing final home game. ... Browns still in playoff hunt, but must win out to have chance. ... Browns seeking first four-game winning streak since end of `09 season. ... Rookie QB Brandon Weeden enters with 3,037 yards passing, team rookie record. ... Richardson needs one rushing TD to set club record he shares with Jim Brown. ... Rookie WR Josh Gordon has 18 catches for 262 yards in past three games. ... Among 25 players with 300 career field goals, Phil Dawson has made highest percentage kicks - 84.1 percent. ... Browns rookies have made 72 starts, most in the NFL. Indianapolis second with 44.

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