Week 7 opens in the NFL with ‘Thursday Night Football’, Broncos at the Browns: Game Preview

DENVER BRONCOS (3-3)
AT CLEVELAND BROWNS (3-3)

THURSDAY, OCT. 21, 2021 // 8:20 PM ET // FIRSTENERGY STADIUM // REFEREE: ADRIAN HILL

ON THE AIRWAVES

TV: FOX/NFLN/Amazon (8:20 PM ET): FOX: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews, Kristina Pink (field reporters)
Amazon: Andrea Kremer, Hannah Storm | Amazon Scout’s Feed: Bucky Brooks, Daniel Jeremiah, Joy Taylor
NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Tom McCarthy, Mike Golic
SIRIUS: 81 (Den.), 83 (Cle.), National (88) | XM: 226 (Den.), 225 (Cle.), National (88) | SXM App: 809 (Den.), 807 (Cle.), National (88)

FirstEnergy Stadium in downtown Cleveland with Lake Erie in the background. Exterior image of the south and west facades 2016 photo. By JonRidinger – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https commons.wikimedia.org

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER: Broncos lead all-time series, 21-6
STREAKS: Broncos have won 12 of past 13

LAST GAME: 11/3/19: Browns 19 at Broncos 24
LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/18/15: Broncos 26, Browns 23 (OT)

DENVER BRONCOS LEADERS

L 34-24 vs. Las Vegas LAST WEEK

Vic Fangio: 1-0 COACH VS. OPP.

21.0/18.3 PTS. FOR/AGAINST

368.3 OFFENSE

Teddy Bridgewater: 139-198-1,1514-10-4-100.9 PASSING

Melvin Gordon: 70-332-4.7-2 RUSHING

Courtland Sutton: 33-471-14.3-2 RECEIVING

314.7 DEFENSE

Von Miller: 4.5 SACKS

Four tied: 1 INTs

-2 (6/8) TAKE/GIVE

Sam Martin: 44.9 (40.7) PUNTING (NET)

Brandon McManus: 48 (12/12 PAT; 12/12 FG) KICKING

BRONCOS NOTES

QB TEDDY BRIDGEWATER completed 35 of 49 passes (71.4 pct.)
for season-high 334 yards & 3 TDs vs. 3 INTs last week. Has
880 pass yards (293.3 per game) & 6 TDs vs. INT for 110.9 rating
in 3 road games this season.
• RB MELVIN GORDON had 73 scrimmage yards (50 rush, 23 rec.)
last week. Had 150 scrimmage yards (132 rush, 18 rec.) & 3 rush
TDs in his last game vs. Cle. (10/14/18 w/ LAC). Aims for his 3rd
in row vs. Cle. with 100+ scrimmage yards. Has 345 scrimmage
yards (115 per game) & 3 rush TDs in 3 career games on TNF.
Rookie RB JAVONTE WILLIAMS had 53 rush yards in Week 6.
Ranks 2nd among rookies with 300 rush yards.
• WR COURTLAND SUTTON had 8 catches for 94 yards & TD last
week. Aims for 3rd in row with 7+ catches, 90+ rec. yards & rec.
TD. Had 5 catches for 56 yards & TD in last meeting. Aims for
his 3rd in row vs. Cle. with 5+ catches. WR TIM PATRICK had TD
catch in Week 6. Had 5 catches for 65 yards in last meeting.
Has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 on road. TE NOAH FANT had
career-high 9 catches for 97 yards & TD last week. Has rec.
TD in 2 of past 3. Had career-high 115 rec. yards & TD catch in
last meeting. Has rec. TD in 3 of 4 career games vs. AFC North.
• LB VON MILLER has 110.5 career sacks, most among active
players. S KAREEM JACKSON led team with 6 tackles & had 1st
sack of season last week. Has PD in 3 of 4 career games vs. Cle.
S JUSTIN SIMMONS had 8 tackles & 2 TFL in last meeting. Aims
for 4th in row on TNF with 5+ tackles.

CLEVELAND BROWNS LEADERS

LAST WEEK L 37-14 vs. Arizona

COACH VS. OPP. Kevin Stefanski: 0-0

PTS. FOR/AGAINST 26.0/25.2

OFFENSE 396.3

PASSING Baker Mayfield: 116-173-1,474-6-3-97.8

RUSHING Nick Chubb: 90-523-5.8-4

RECEIVING David Njoku (TE): 15-266-17.7-1

DEFENSE 307.7

SACKS Myles Garrett: 8 (1L)

INTs Malcolm Smith, Greedy Williams: 1

TAKE/GIVE -3 (4/7)

PUNTING (NET) Jamie Gillan: 43.1 (39.5)

KICKING Chase McLaughlin: 42 (15/15 PAT; 9/9 FG)

BROWNS NOTES

• QB BAKER MAYFIELD completed 19 of 28 passes (67.9 pct.) for
234 yards & 2 TDs vs. INT for 102.4 rating last week. Aims for
3rd in row with 100+ rating. Passed for 273 yards & TD vs. 0
INTs for 90.7 rating in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs.
AFC West with 300+ pass yards. Has 5 TDs (4 pass, 1 rush) vs.
INT for 100 rating in 3 career games (2 starts) on TNF.
• RB D’ERNEST JOHNSON expected to make 1st-career start.
• JARVIS LANDRY had TD catch in last meeting. Has 5+ catches in
3 of his 4 career games vs. Den. WR ODELL BECKHAM JR. had 5
catches for season-high 79 yards last week. Had 5 catches for
87 yards in last meeting. WR DONOVAN PEOPLES-JONES had 4
catches for career-high 101 yards & 2 TDs in Week 6. Aims for
3rd in row with 70+ rec. yards.
• DE MYLES GARRETT aims for 3rd in row with sack & 5th in row
with 0.5+ sacks. Had TFL in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in
row vs. AFC West with TFL. Leads NFL with 8 sacks in 2021. DE
JADEVEON CLOWNEY had sack last week & has sack in 2 of past

  1. Aims for his 7th in row with TFL. LB ANTHONY WALKER led
    team with 9 tackles & had TFL & PD in Week 6. Had 7 tackles &
    TFL in his last game vs. Den. (10/27/19 w/ Ind.). CB DENZEL WARD
    had FR & PD in last meeting. Has 5 PD in his last 4 at home.
    Aims for his 3rd in row on TNF with PD. CB GREEDY WILLIAMS
    aims for 4th in row with 5+ tackles. Has PD in 3 of past 4. Had 3
    tackles in last meeting. CB TROY HILL had season-high 7 tackles
    last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 5+ tackles.

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