- Associated Press - Thursday, October 30, 2014

TAMPA BAY (1-6) at CLEVELAND (4-3)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Browns by 6

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Tampa Bay 2-5, Cleveland 5-2

SERIES RECORD - Browns lead 5-3

LAST MEETING - Buccaneers beat Browns 17-14, Sept. 12, 2010

LAST WEEK - Buccaneers lost to Vikings 19-13, OT; Browns beat Raiders 23-13

AP PRO32 RANKING - Buccaneers No. 31, Browns No. 20

BUCCANEERS OFFENSE- OVERALL (32), RUSH (29), PASS (28)

BUCCANEERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (23), PASS (30)

BROWNS OFFENSE - OVERALL (12), RUSH (12), PASS (18)

BROWNS DEFENSE - OVERALL (29), RUSH (30), PASS (20)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Buccaneers have lost three straight since shocking Steelers in Pittsburgh on Sept. 28. … Bucs QB Mike Glennon is 3-1 in his career against AFC North teams. … Bucs RB Bobby Rainey, who leads team in yards rushing, played six games for Browns last season. … Bucs rookie WR Mike Evans was teammate and go-to-guy at Texas A&M; for Browns backup QB Johnny Manziel. Evans has made at least four catches in six career games. … Bucs K Patrick Murray is 3 for 3 on field goals over 50 yards this season. … Bucs LB Lavonte David matched career high with 14 tackles last week. Since 2013, he’s only player in NFL with more than 200 tackles, five sacks and five interceptions. … Bucs LB Danny Lansanah has returned two INTs for TD. … Browns are 4-3 for first time since 2010, when they finished 10-6 and barely missed playoffs. … Browns have won three of four and have matched win total from last season. … Browns have committed just five turnovers, second fewest in league. … Cleveland QB Brian Hoyer is 7-3 as starter with team, 5-1 at home. Hoyer is first Browns QB to throw for over 200 yards in first seven games since Brian Sipe (1983). … Browns DB Tashaun Gipson leads NFL with five interceptions. Gipson’s 10 INTs in past two years are also most in league. … Browns LB Paul Kruger had three sacks last week vs. Raiders. He has team-high five after getting just 4½ last year. … Browns rookie WR Taylor Gabriel’s 19.8-yard per catch average is second highest in league. Undrafted free agent has three catches over 40 yards. … Browns expected to be without Pro Bowl TE Jordan Cameron, who sustained concussion - his third in three seasons - last week. … Game with Bucs finishes “easy” portion of Browns schedule as they faced winless Jaguars, Raiders and one-win Bucs.

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