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Cleveland Browns

Stadium: FirstEnergy Stadium | Coach: Mike Pettine
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense10th133.5 (6th)230.2 (18th)
Defense29th155.5 (32nd)241.5 (17th)

Next Game

Sun, October 26, 4:25 PM EDT
FirstEnergy Stadium
on CBS Sports
Oakland Raiders
at
Cleveland Browns

Schedule

Sun Sep 7
L 30 - 27at PIT
Recap
Sun Sep 14
W 26 - 24NO
Recap
Sun Sep 21
L 23 - 21BAL
Recap
Sun Oct 5
W 29 - 28at TEN
Recap
Sun Oct 12
W 31 - 10PIT
Recap
Sun Oct 19
L 24 - 6at JAC
Recap
4:25 pm EDT
Sun Oct 26
on CBS SportsOAK
Preview
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 2
TB
8:25 pm EST
Thu Nov 6
at CIN
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 16
HOU
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 23
at ATL
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 30
at BUF
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 7
IND
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 14
CIN
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 21
at CAR
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 28
at BAL

Standings

AFC
North
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
Baltimore5-2-02-1-0
Cincinnati3-2-11-0-0
Pittsburgh4-3-01-2-0
Cleveland3-3-01-2-0
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Browns activate Nick McDonald, waive Gerell Robinson
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The Browns activated offensive lineman Nick McDonald from the reserve/NFI list Saturday and waived tight end Gerell Robinson.

McDonald began the season on the reserved list after suffering a broken wrist during the rummer. He received practice time with the starters this week at center and could be in line to man the center of the offensive line this Sunday against the Raiders.

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Browns list eight players on final injury report for Week 8
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Browns listed defensive lineman Phil Taylor (knee) and wide receiver Rodney Smith (hamstring) out for Week 8 against Oakland. Deemed questionable were defensive end Billy Winn (quadriceps) and safety Jim Leonhard (ankle).

Meanwhile, defensive end Desmond Bryant (wrist), outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo (shoulder), defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin (ankle) and cornerback K'Waun Williams (concussion) were all labeled probable.

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Browns looking for a back to 'separate himself'
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said the team is looking for one running back to "separate himself," according to ESPN.

Shanahan stressed that he's been happy with the play of Ben Tate, Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West, but added that he would love it if one of them stepped up. "We got a bunch of solid guys who do a good job," Shanahan said. "For one of those to get the bulk of the carries and take off, then that’s up to them. They got to show us they’re ahead of the other guys." 

Shanahan has had a history of riding one primary back in the past. "I’ve never had to rotate a bunch of running backs, because usually I’ve had a running back who’s usually able to separate himself from the others," he said. 

Tate is currently receiving the bulk of the carries for the club, but the team has mixed in Crowell and West frequently. 

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Fantasy Analysis | 1414103211
Rebound seems likely for Ben Tate
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

With what seemed like a tailor-made matchup Week 7 at Jacksonville, Browns running back Ben Tate had by far his worst performance in three games since returning from a knee injury, gaining just 36 yards on 16 carries. So is he still a safe bet with what seems like another favorable matchup Week 8 against Oakland?

Well, as safe as any non-pass catching back can be in today's NFL. If the Browns fall behind by a couple scores, as unexpectedly happened against the Jaguars, he'll disappear from the game plan. But of course, the Browns have been competitive in every other game this season, so you have no reason to believe they won't be against a winless Raiders team.

And the numbers all work in Tate's favor. The Raiders rank 29th against the run, allowing 145.3 yards per game, and have given up the third-most Fantasy points per game to running backs. Andre Ellington and Branden Oliver have performed nicely against them the last two weeks.

Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard both rank Tate about 15th among running backs despite the disappointment of last week, and I'm with them. I don't see a scenario where I sit him.

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Browns DT Ahtyba Rubin has shot at playing Sunday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Mike Pettine spoke optimistically Thursday about the possible return to action of Browns defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin on Sunday against visiting Oakland.

Pettine declared that Rubin, who has been sidelined the last two games with an ankle injury, practiced well on Wednesday.

The Browns could certainly use a healthy Rubin. Their defensive line has been decimated by injuries in recent weeks.

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