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Postgame Notes: Bengals at Browns

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Cleveland Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals | FirstEnergy Stadium | Dec. 14, 2014
 
·         Cleveland finished 4-4 at home, tied for the second-most home wins in a season since FirstEnergy Stadium opened in 1999.
 
MOST BROWNS WINS AT FIRSTENERGY STADIUM
                        Year*   W        L          Pct.     
            1.         2007    7          1          .875
            2.         2014    4          4          .500
                        2012    4          4          .500
                        2005    4          4          .500
                        2001    4          4          .500
 
·         With his 10th sack of the season, LB
Paul Kruger became the eighth Brown to record double-digit sacks in a season and first since LB Kamerion Wimbley in 2006. After totaling 4.5 sacks last season, Kruger is leading the team this year. He has eight sacks in the last eight games. His 10 sacks are tied for the seventh most by a Brown in a season.     


                               
BROWNS SINGLE-SEASON SACK LEADERS
              
Player                       Year           Total       
         1.   Reggie Camp             1984              14
         2.   Jamir Miller               2001              13
         3.   Michael Dean Perry   1990            11.5
         4.   Kameron Wimbley    2006              11
               Anthony Pleasant      1993              11
               Chip Banks                1985              11
         7.  
Paul Kruger             2014              10                Rob Burnett               1994              10
 
Sacks became an official NFL statistic in 1982.
 
·         Cleveland recorded one takeaway on defense (one interception). The Browns defense has forced 27 turnovers this season, including 22 turnovers in the past nine games. On the season, the team owns a 7 turnover ratio.
 
·         LB
Craig Robertson registered a game-high 10 tackles and one interception. He has two interceptions this season, one in each game against the Bengals.
 
·         DL
Desmond Bryant recorded his fifth sack of the season, tying a career high he set in 2011, as a member of the Raiders.
 
·         QB
Duke Johnson Jr. became the 14th rookie quarterback all-time to start for the Browns. He is also the 21st quarterback and sixth rookie quarterback to start for the team since 1999.
 
Cleveland Browns Quarterbacks Debut Start Since 1999
Player                      Opp.      Date        Att.  Com.    Pct    Yards    TD    INT     Rating   Result
Ty Detmer                Pit.         9/12/99      13       6       .462      52        0       1       25.2       L, 0-43
Tim Couch              at Ten.    9/19/99      24      12      .500     124       1       0       80.9       L, 9-26
Doug Pederson          at Pit.     10/22/00    20       9       .450      61        0       3       12.7       L, 0-22
Spergon Wynn          at Jax.    12/3/00      16       5       .313      17        0       0       40.6       L, 0-48
Kelly Holcomb          K.C.       9/8/02       39      27      .692     326       3       0       120.2      L, 39-40
Jeff Garcia                Bal.        9/12/04      24      15      .625     180       1       0       99.3       W, 20-3
Luke McCown         N.E.       12/5/04      34      20      .588     277       2       2       80.1       L, 15-42
Trent Dilfer               Cin.        9/11/05      34      26      .605     278       1       2       67.8       L, 13-27
Charlie Frye            Jac.        12/4/05      20      13      .650     226       2       0       136.7      L, 14-20
Derek Anderson         at Pit.     12/7/06      37      21      .568     276       1       1       78.2       L, 30-40
Brady Quinn             Den.       11/6/08      35      23      .657     239       2       0       104.3      L, 30-34
Ken Dorsey               at Ten.    12/7/08      43      22      .512     150       0       1       49.6       L, 9-28
Bruce Gradkowski     at Pit.     12/28/08    16       5       .313      18        0       2       1.0         L, 0-31
Jake Delhomme         at T.B.    9/12/10      37      20      .541     227       1       2       59.2       L, 14-17
Seneca Wallace          K.C.       9/19/10      31      16      .516     229       1       1       73.2       L, 14-16         
Colt McCoy             at Pit.     10/17/10    33      23      .697     281       1       2       80.5       L, 10-28
Brandon Weeden      Phi.        9/9/12       35      12      .343     118       0       4       5.1         L, 16-17
Thaddeus Lewis         at Pit.     12/30/12    32      22      .688     204       1       1       83.3       L, 10-24
Brian Hoyer              at Min.   9/22/13      54      30      .556     321       3       3       68.5       W, 31-27
Jason Campbell         at K.C.   10/27/13    36      22      .611     293       2       0       105.4      L, 17-23         
Johnny Manziel      Cin.       12/14/14    18      10      .556      80        0       2       27.3       L, 0-30           
Denotes rookie
 
·         WR
Josh Gordon recorded three catches for 48 yards. His 2,709 receiving yards are the most by a Brown in their first 34 games with the team.
 
MOST RECEIVING YARDS IN FIRST 34 GAMES WITH THE BROWNS
                   
Player                        Pos.          Total
1.     Josh Gordon             WR          2,709
2.     Braylon Edwards        WR           2,132
3.     Mac Speedie               WR           2,048
 
 
·         LT
Joe Thomas extended his consecutive-snaps streak to 7,810, the longest active stretch in the league. Thomas has started all 126 games and hasn't missed an offensive play since being selected by the Browns with the third overall pick in the 2007 draft.
 
·         The following injuries occurred during today's game:
o   WR
Marlon Moore left the game in the first quarter with a knee injury and did not return.
o   DB
Joe Haden left the game in the second quarter with a shoulder injury and did not return.
o   DB
Justin Gilbert
* left the game in the second quarter to be evaluated for a head injury and did not return.             

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