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Browns-Patriots Capsule

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CLEVELAND (4-8) at NEW ENGLAND (9-3)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - No Line

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Cleveland 5-7, New England 6-6

SERIES RECORD - Browns lead 13-9

LAST MEETING - Browns beat Patriots 34-14, Nov. 7, 2010

LAST WEEK - Browns lost to Jaguars 32-28; Patriots beat Texans 34-31

AP PRO32 RANKING - Browns No. 26 (tie), Patriots No. 3 (tie)

BROWNS OFFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (28), PASS (12)

BROWNS DEFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (5), PASS (5)

PATRIOTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (12), PASS (10)

PATRIOTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (20), RUSH (31), PASS (10)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Browns QB situation in flux with Jason Campbell and Brandon Weeden recovering from concussions. They also have Caleb Hanie, signed after last game, and Alex Tanney, who hasn't played in NFL. ... Browns 1-6 since going 3-2. ... WR Josh Gordon set franchise single-game record of 261 yards receiving Sunday on 10 catches with two TDs one game after setting previous record of 237 yards. He's first player in NFL history with consecutive 200-plus yards receiving games. ... DE Desmond Bryant's season over because of irregular heartbeat. He started all 12 games and is expected to resume career following surgery. ... CB Joe Haden has four interceptions in last four games. ... Browns only team that hasn't allowed 300-yard passer and 100-yard rusher at all this season. ... Patriots QB Tom Brady has thrown for more than 300 yards in three of past four games, but Patriots have only one game in which one rusher gained more than 100. .... New England clinches AFC East for 10th time in 11 years with win and Miami loss or tie, or tie and Miami loss. Clinches playoff spot with win and Baltimore loss or tie, or tie and Baltimore loss. ... Patriots 16-1 in past 17 December games. ... Nine of 12 New England games this season decided by seven points or fewer. ... Rob Gronkowski leads NFL TEs with 37 catches and 560 yards receiving since season debut in seventh game after recovering from back, forearm surgeries. Gronkowski has TD catch in last four games. ... WR Julian Edelman tied for eighth in NFL with career-high 70 catches, had more than 100 yards receiving each of last two games. ... Patriots allowed more than 100 yards rushing last eight games and 10 of 12.

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