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NFL Capsule: Browns at Giants

NFL Capsule: Browns at Giants

CLEVELAND (0-4) At NEW YORK GIANTS (2-2)

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Giants by 10 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Browns 2-1-1; New York 1-1-2

SERIES RECORD - Browns lead 26-19-2

AP PRO32 RANKING - Browns No. 32; Giants No. 11

LAST MEETING - Browns beat Giants 35-14, Oct. 13, 2008

LAST WEEK - Browns lost to Ravens 23-16; Giants lost to Eagles 19-17

BROWNS OFFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (27), PASS (20)

BROWNS DEFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (19), PASS (28)

GIANTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (23), PASS (2)

GIANTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (22), RUSH (21), PASS (19)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Browns have lost 10 straight games dating to last season. Last win was against Jacksonville Nov. 20. ... Rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden has thrown for at least 300 yards in two of last three games. ... Rookie running back Trent Richardson has run for a touchdown in three straight games. ... Tight end Benjamin Watson had team-high five receptions last week. ... Cleveland's defense has 13 sacks, tied for fifth in NFL. ... Linebackers D'Qwell Jackson and Craig Robertson tied for lead in AFC with two interceptions apiece. ... Browns' six interceptions overall tied for AFC lead, and tied for third best overall. ... This will be Browns first game at MetLife Stadium, which opened in 2010. ... Browns have played defending Super Bowl champions in four of last five seasons. ... Quarterback Eli Manning has won seven straight vs. AFC foes, and has at least 200 yards passing in 23 consecutive games, second longest streak in NFL history. His 1,320 yards passing is 30 yards shy of league-leader Drew Brees. ......RB Ahmad Bradshaw has 981 yards from scrimmage (722 rushing, 259 receiving) and nine TDs in last 10 games vs. AFC opponents. ... Rookie David Wilson third in NFL, averaging 30.2 yards on kickoff returns. ... WR Victor Cruz leads NFL with 32 receptions. ... Domenik Hixon had six receptions for 114 yards last week, starting for injured Hakeem Nicks. ... Michael Boley leads NFL linebackers with three interceptions. ... Defensive end Osi Umenyiora has sack in each of last two games. ... Kicker Lawrence Tynes had made his first 12 field goal attempts before missing game-winning 54-yard attempt in closing seconds against Eagles. His 43 points is No. 3 in league, one behind Stephen Gostkowski and Jason Hanson. ...Fullback Henry Hynoski's father, Henry Sr., played for Browns in 1975.

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Redskins sign linebacker Jon Bostic to try and help make up for the loss of Reuben Foster

Redskins sign linebacker Jon Bostic to try and help make up for the loss of Reuben Foster

Two days after losing Reuben Foster for the year, the Redskins made a move to at least provide reinforcements to a weakened linebacker group.

On Wednesday, Washington announced that they have signed Jon Bostic, a six-year veteran. The 'Skins also officially placed Foster on injured reserve.

Bostic was a 2013 second-round pick of the Bears out of Florida. He's since bounced around to New England, Detroit, Indianapolis, and Pittsburgh, where he started 14 times for the Steelers in 2018 and posted 73 tackles. He's been traded twice in his career and missed all of 2016 with a foot injury. 

So, what does the move accomplish for the Redskins?

Well, Bostic — or any other free agent signing at this point — isn't going to have close to the level of talent and potential that Foster had. However, getting another option at linebacker was necessary for the Burgundy and Gold, and the 28-year-old has played in 30 contests over the past two years, so he's relatively established. 

Yes, he's far from a gamechanger, considering he has just one interception and 5.5 sacks as a pro. But he's regarded as a solid run defender and tackler and should at least push Mason Foster and Shaun Dion Hamilton. His presence also could alleviate some of the pressure that would've been on rookie Cole Holcomb. 

Signing a defender who's been with five franchises in six years isn't exactly inspiring, but Bostic has experience as a starter and could give the Redskins useful snaps on first and second down at a minimum. Now it's on him to take advantage of the opportunity he's been given.

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Landon Collins is thrilled to be with the Redskins and can't wait to get revenge on the Giants

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Landon Collins is thrilled to be with the Redskins and can't wait to get revenge on the Giants

You may not know the exact dates of the Redskins' two matchups with the Giants this season, which will take place Sep. 29 and Dec. 22 in 2019. But Landon Collins sure does.

"I'm gonna circle it for the next six years," the 'Skins new safety told ESPN in a recent interview. 

No, Collins isn't circling those dates from now until 2024 because he wants to be very organized and ensure he doesn't have any scheduling conflicts. He's doing it because he's dying to get revenge on his former team, who let him leave as a free agent in part because of their "culture change," according to him.

"All we wanted to do was win, and we spoke up because we had to get them to listen to us," Collins told ESPN, referring to himself and other now ex-Giants like Odell Beckham and Damon Harrison. "I think we were too vocal, and that platform was bigger than the Giants... If it's not good media, they don't want that kind of media."

In addition to the organization wanting to go in a different direction culture-wise, New York didn't want to pay the amount of money the Redskins ended up paying for Collins because he wasn't an ideal fit in their defense. The 25-year-old pushes back against the idea that he's strictly a "box safety," though, as do current and former players.

Interestingly enough, Collins isn't the only member of the Redskins' secondary who's in D.C. thanks to a decision by Dave Gettleman. Gettleman was also the same guy who decided the Panthers needed to move on from Josh Norman in April 2016.

Collins, for one, doesn't sound like he'll miss Gettleman at all. The defender didn't love how the GM consistently failed to make an effort to connect personally with his players. 

"I don't know him, he don't know me, that's kind of how it just kind of was," he explained.

All that, however, doesn't matter anymore. Collins is going to be the foundation of the Redskins' defense for quite some time, and that's a challenge he's ready to accept.

"I'm on a team that loves me and wanted me here," he said.

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