Week 16 Preview: Oakland at Cleveland

Browns Steelers Football
Where: Cleveland Browns Stadium 1PM

Weather: High of 26 with flurries (beautiful day for football)

The Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders will enter into battle at Cleveland Browns Stadium for the second time since 1999 this Sunday, when Raidernation comes into Cleveland, looking for its 6 win of the Season. The Raiders hold a 10-7 advantage over the Browns with the first meeting dating back in 1970 in Oakland.

The Raiders are coming off there biggest win of the season against the Denver Broncos last Sunday, while the Browns are winners of two straight looking to win three straight overall and win two in a row at the Stadium. Derek Anderson once again will be the starting Quarterback of the Cleveland Browns with Brady Quinn going on the IR on Tuesday.

Josh Cribbs and Jerome Harrison are coming off historic performances and looking to put on a show in Cleveland. Charlie Frye makes his return to Browns stadium for the first time since being traded to Seattle and will be looking for a little revenge against his former team.

Oakland Raiders
Heyward-Bey Darrius WR Foot Out
Miller Nick WR Shin Out
Fargas Justin RB Knee Doubtful
Gradkowski Brad QB Knee Doubtful
Ellis Greg DE Knee Questionable
Miller Zach TE Concussion Questionable
Myers Brandon TE Concussion Questionable
Carlisle Cooper G Knee Probable
Frye Charlie QB Concussion Probable
Johnson Chris CB Ankle Probable

Cleveland Browns
St. Clair John OL Ankle Doubtful
Smith Robaire DL Groin Questionable
Ventrone Ray DB Finger Questionable
Williams Corey DL Thigh Questionable
Bowens David LB Knee Probable
Coleman Kenyon DL Illness Probable
Dawson Phil K Left Hamstring Probable
Hadnot Rex OL Knee Probable
Jennings Chris RB Shoulder Probable
Thomas Joe OL Thigh Probable
Vickers Lawrence FB Hamstring Probable

Key Matchups

Michael Bush Vs Browns Linebackers
Michael Bush is coming off one of his best games of his career against the Denver Broncos last Sunday. The Browns linebacking Core is going to have to make plays to be able to stop him. Jamaal Charles really took advantage of the linebackers last week exploiting there rush defense. If the linebackers can contain Bush it puts the game in Charlie Fryes hands and we have seen that movie before.

Derek Anderson Vs Derek Anderson

D.A really needs to come out strong on Sunday. We have seen D.A. hurt himself with so many throws that have turned into INT or drive killers. D.A. just needs to relax play smart football and manage the football game. If he doesn’t make any mistakes this football team should win another game.

Charlie Frye Vs Cleveland Browns D
Charlie Frye likes to hold onto the football to long and the Browns Defense needs to make him pay for that. Big Ben is another Quarterback who holds onto the football to long and look what the D did to him. I think the Browns defense can have another field day this Sunday.


Browns 27 Raiders 14

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