- Associated Press - Thursday, September 22, 2016

CLEVELAND (0-2) at MIAMI (0-2)

Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS

OPENING LINE - Dolphins by 7

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Cleveland 0-2, Miami 1-1

SERIES RECORD -Dolphins lead 10-8

LAST MEETING - Dolphins beat Browns 23-10, Sept. 8, 2013

LAST WEEK - Browns lost to Ravens 25-20; Dolphins lost to Patriots 31-24

AP PRO32 RANKING - Browns No. 32, Dolphins No. 23

BROWNS OFFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (8), PASS (27).

BROWNS DEFENSE - OVERALL (20), RUSH (17T), PASS (21).

DOLPHINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (27), PASS (13).

DOLPHINS DEFENSE - OVERALL (27T), RUSH (31), PASS (17).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Ryan Tannehill made NFL debut against Browns in 2013 opener and threw for 272 yards and touchdown. … Game will be first in Dolphins’ remodeled stadium, which now has 17,000-ton canopy to provide shade for fans. Cost of project was $500 million. … Snake-bitten Browns hope to avoid first 0-3 start since 2012. They blew 20-0 lead last week to lose home opener. … Browns will start third quarterback in three weeks as rookie Cody Kessler makes NFL debut. … Cleveland has started five QBs in past five games and 26 since 1999. … Making matters worse, Browns lost rookie WR Corey Coleman, who broke hand in practice this week. Coleman scored two TDs last week and was leading team with 174 yards receiving and 24.7-yard average. … Browns also lost starting C Cam Erving (bruised lung) and rookie DE Carl Nassib (broken hand) vs. Ravens. … With Erving out, RG John Greco slides over and Alvin Bailey takes Greco’s spot. … Browns signed veteran QB Charlie Whitehurst to back up Kessler. … WR Terrelle Pryor could take some snaps at QB to keep Dolphins off-balance. Pryor started nine games at QB for Oakland in 2013. … Browns RB Isaiah Crowell rushed for 133 yards vs. Baltimore, but picked up 100 on two carries. He had 85-yard TD run - second longest in team history - in first quarter. … Former Pro Bowl CB Joe Haden had two interceptions against Ravens. He’s playing well after injury-plagued 2015 season. … Browns play four of next five games on road. … Dolphins hope to avoid first 0-3 start since 2011. … Dolphins were only team to open against two 2015 playoff teams on road. … QB Ryan Tannehill is Dolphins’ leading rusher. Miami RBs have 82 yards in 25 carries this season. .. Dolphins have been outscored 30-6 in first half. … QBs have rating of 98.3 against Miami. … Jarvis Landry leads NFL with 17 catches, but has yet to score. … With Arian Foster (groin) ailing, second-year RB Jay Ajayi could get first career start. … Miami has quick turnaround to play at Cincinnati on Thursday. … Fantasy Tip: With Dolphins winless and facing rookie QB making first start, their defense will be geared up for big day.

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