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Stats and Facts: 12 things you have to know about Browns-Saints

1. The last five times that the Saints have opened the season 0-1, they have also lost in Week 2. One of those 0-2 starts for the Saints came back in 2014, when the Browns beat the Saints, 26-24, back in Week 2 of the 2014 season.

2. The Browns have won two straight games against the Saints, are 13-4 lifetime in the matchup and sport an 8-2 record on road trips to the Big Easy.

3. There are seven former Ohio State Buckeyes on these two rosters, including three former first-round picks (Ted Ginn Jr., Marshon Lattimore and Denzel Ward), three former second-round picks (Carlos Hyde, Vonn Bell and Michael Thomas) and a seventh-round pick (Kurt Coleman).

4. Ginn is a Cleveland native and the oldest of the Buckeyes in this game. In fact, Ward was only 10 years old when Ginn was selected in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft.  If Ward were to win the Defensive Rookie of the Year award, he would be the second straight Buckeye corner (Lattimore, 2017) and third straight overall Buckeye (Joey Bosa, 2016) to win the award.

5. Jarvis Landry has the longest active streak in the NFL of consecutive games with five or more receptions at 18 after hauling in six passes for 106 yards in his Browns debut.

6. Landry (106) and Josh Gordon (115 in Week 17 of the 2017 season) are the first Browns wide receivers to top 100 yards receiving in consecutive games since Gordon accomplished the feat by himself for four consecutive weeks back in the 2013 season.

7. In his last three games, Saints running back Alvin Kamara has caught 22 passes for 254 yards and a touchdown.

8. Week 1 was the only time in Tyrod Taylor’s career he completed fewer than 50 percent of his passes.

9. Taylor’s 77 yards rushing in Week 1 were the second most of his career and the most he has ever rushed for while scoring a touchdown.

10. Carlos Hyde has now scored a touchdown in three straight and six of his last seven games with at least 20 carries.

11. The Saints have allowed nearly four pass plays of 20+ yards per game since the start of the 2017 season. They allowed 19.9 yards per completion to Tampa Bay in Week 1, which was the most in the NFL.

12. The Browns had an NFL-high six takeaways in Week 1. They had just 13 takeaways in all of the 2017 season. This is a remarkable turnaround by the Browns defense in their second season under defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.

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