- Associated Press - Thursday, September 11, 2014

NEW ORLEANS (0-1) at CLEVELAND (0-1)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX

OPENING LINE - Saints by 6

RECORD VS. SPREAD - New Orleans 0-1, Cleveland 0-1

SERIES RECORD - Browns lead 12-4

LAST MEETING - Browns beat Saints 30-17, Oct. 24, 2010

LAST WEEK - Saints lost to Falcons 37-34 in overtime; Browns lost to Steelers 30-27.

AP PRO32 RANKING - Saints No. 6, Browns No. 26.

SAINTS OFFENSE- OVERALL (3), RUSH (9), PASS (6).

SAINTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (19), PASS (32).

BROWNS OFFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (6), PASS (20).

BROWNS DEFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (20), PASS (31).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Saints play on road for second straight week. First time since 2007 New Orleans has played first two games on road. … Saints had 477 yards last week in loss to Falcons. … Saints QB Drew Brees passed for 333 yards, his 79th career 300-plus yard game, second most in league history. … Brees (51,414) needs 62 yards to pass Hall of Famer John Elway (51,475) for fourth on career yardage list. … RB Mark Ingram had career-best two TDs last week. … Jimmy Graham leads league’s TEs with 294 catches, 39 TDs since 2011 playoffs. Graham has 15 TDs in past 13 games vs. AFC teams. … Rookie WR Brandin Cooks had seven catches for 77 yards with TD in debut. Also handled punt return duties. … Tackling was major issue as Saints’ defense gave up 568 yards to Falcons last week. … Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan had same position with Browns from 2009-10. … Browns dropped 10th straight season opener last week. … Browns have lost eight consecutive home openers. … Browns QB Brian Hoyer bounced back from rough start and had 230 yards passing vs. Steelers. … Hoyer has not thrown interception in 99 consecutive attempts. … Browns starting RB Ben Tate will sit out with sprained knee. … With Tate out, rookie RB Terrance West rushed for 100 yards and rookie RB Isaiah Crowell scored two TDs. … Browns could be without Pro Bowl TE Jordan Cameron, who re-injured shoulder last week. … Pro Bowl LT Joe Thomas has played 6,987 consecutive snaps since entering league in 2007. … Browns backup QB Johnny Manziel didn’t leave sideline against Steelers.

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