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NFL Capsule: Redskins at Browns

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 - America's most analyzed right knee belongs to Redskins QB Robert Griffin III, who sustained mild sprain last week and may play. ... Browns have prepared for Griffin. ... If Griffin's out, fellow rookie Kirk Cousins will start. Cousins came off bench and threw 11-yard TD pass and ran for 2-point conversion to force OT vs. Ravens. ... 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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VCU loses fourth consecutive game to St. Louis

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VCU loses fourth consecutive game to St. Louis

ST. LOUIS -- Javonte Perkins had 25 points as Saint Louis topped VCU 80-62 on Friday night.

Hasahn French had 18 points for Saint Louis (19-8, 8-6 Atlantic 10 Conference). Terrence Hargrove Jr. added 11 points. Jordan Goodwin had 10 points.

Marcus Santos-Silva had 11 points for the Rams (17-10, 7-7), who have now lost four consecutive games. De'Riante Jenkins added 10 points.

Saint Louis plays Saint Joseph's at home on Wednesday. VCU faces UMass on the road on Wednesday.

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Tristan Thompson calls Bradley Beal one of the best shooting guards in the league

Tristan Thompson calls Bradley Beal one of the best shooting guards in the league

Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson spoke with reporters after the team's victory over the Wizards Friday night, praising Bradley Beal, who was snubbed from All-Star consideration this season despite averaging nearly 30 points-per-game.

The Cavaliers held the Wizards to just 21 points in the fourth quarter, and Thompson said their main focus was neutralizing Beal.

"The Wizards are really good offensively when they are making their runs," Thompson said postgame. "Bradley Beal is an All-Star in our league. One of the top-three two-guards in our league right now, so we were just trying to make it tough for him."

Beal finished the night with 26 points, but struggled from the floor. Beal shot 9-for-28 from the floor and the Cavaliers' stingy defense was clearly a factor.

Beal and the Wizards will have a chance to get back on track on Sunday night at Capital One Arena when they host the Chicago Bulls for the final time this season.

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