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The Numbers Game: A Falcons-Browns Stats-apalooza

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Welcome to the pre-game quick hit stats-apalooza. Enjoy.

FANTASY ALERT: In Peyton Hillis' only game against the Falcons, he had 70 total yards and scored two touchdowns while leading the Broncos to a 24-20 win in 2008.

In three games against the Browns (as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs), Tony Gonzalez racked up 21 receptions for 262 yards and four touchdowns.

Falcons Vs. Browns

Their Week 5 meeting will be only the 13th meeting - and first since 2006 - between the Falcons and Browns. The Browns have actually dominated this series, winning 10 of 12. In fact, the Falcons haven't beaten the Browns in 17 years. Mind you, that only includes three games but it still needs to be rectified.

The Falcons record against the Browns (by decade):

  • 2000s ...0-2
  • 1990s ...1-1
  • 1980s ...0-3
  • 1970s ...1-2
  • 1960s ...0-2

Average Score in all 12 meetings:

  • Falcons 14.3
  • Browns 24.5

Average Yards:

  • Falcons 277.0
  • Browns 344.4

Most Points Scored:

Falcons 31, Oct. 31, 1971

Highlight: The Falcons threw only 10 passes and ran the ball 54 times in a 31-14 rout.

Browns 49, Oct. 30, 1966


Fewest Points Scored:

Falcons 3, Nov. 8, 1987

Browns 13, Dec. 16, 1990

Longest Streak:

  • Falcons have not beaten the Browns more than once in a row.
  • Browns won 6 in a row between 1976 and 1990.

Coaches:

The Browns' Eric Mangini is 29-40 as a head coach. He is 1-2 in Week 5 games lifetime.

Mike Smith is 23-14 as Falcons head coach and is 2-0 in Week 5 games.

Best Individual Performances Against the Browns:

  • Passing: Michael Vick, 240 yards, 2002
  • Rushing: Junior Coffey, 117 yards, 1966
  • Receiving: Alfred Jenkins, 136 yards,1981
  • Sacks: 12 players tied, 1, 2006 was most recent

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.