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Week 8 Preview: Las Vegas Raiders at Cleveland Browns

Previewing the match-up between the Las Vegas Raiders visiting the Cleveland Browns, focusing on key injuries and game notes.



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NE @ BUF | LV @ CLE | LAC @ DEN | NO @ CHI | SF @ SEA | DAL @ PHI | TB @ NYG

Las Vegas Raiders @ Cleveland Browns
When: 11/1 @ 1:00pm ET
Watch: CBS
Point Spread: Browns -2.5
Over/Under: 50.5
Moneyline: Raiders +125 | Browns -141

Raiders Key Injuries: Josh Jacobs, RB, Knee (Q), Trent Brown, OT, COVID-19 (IR), Maliek Collins, DT, Shoulder (Q), Sam Young, OT, Knee (Q), Bryan Edwards, WR, Ankle (Q), Damon Arnette, CB, COVID-19 (IR), Richie Incognito, OL, Achilles is expected to return from IR
Browns Key Injuries: Kareem Hunt, RB, Ribs (Q), Myles Garrett, DE, Ankle (Q), Austin Hooper, TE, Appendix (D), Jarvis Landry, WR, Ribs (Q), Odell Beckham, WR, ACL (IR), Nick Chubb, RB, MCL (IR), Greedy Williams, CB, Shoulder (IR), Wyatt Teller, OG, Calf (D), Jack Conklin, OT, Knee (Q), Larry Ogunjobi, DT, Hamstring (Q), JC Tretter, C, Knee (Q),

NOTES: QB DEREK CARR passed for 284 yards with 2 TDs vs. INT for 97.5 rating last week, his 6th game with 95+ rating this season, most in NFL. Aims for 6th in row with 2+ TD passes. Passed for 437 yards & 4 TDs for 92.4 rating in last meeting. Has 1,079 pass yards (359.7 per game) in 3 career games vs. Cle. Has 2,272 career completions, surpassing TONY ROMO (2,262) for 2nd-most by QB in 1st 100 career starts in NFL history. RB JOSH JACOBS has 70+ scrimmage yards in 7 of his past 8. Has 5 rush TDs in his past 3 on road. RB DEVONTAE BOOKER has 50+ scrimmage yards in 2 of his past 3 on road. TE DARREN WALLER had 6 catches for 50 yards & TD last week. Aims for 3rd in row with rec. TD. Had TD catch in his last game vs. Cle. (11/10/16 with Bal.). Ties for lead among TEs with 40 catches this season. WR NELSON AGHOLOR set season highs in catches (5) & rec. yards (107) & had TD catch last week, his 4th-career game with 100+ rec. yards. Aims for 4th in row with rec. TD. Had TD catch in only career game vs. Cle. (9/11/16 with Phi.). DE MAXX CROSBY aims for 5th in row with TFL. Has sack in 3 of past 4. LB CORY LITTLETON had 8 tackles & TFL in Week 7. Aims for 5th in row with 5+ tackles. Had 2 PD in only career game vs. Cle. (9/22/19 with LAR). Has 25 tackles (12.5 per game) in his past 2 vs. AFC North. S ERIK HARRIS had 5 tackles & 1st-career FF last week. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. AFC North with PD. CB TRAYVON MULLEN had career-high 8 tackles & 2 PD in Week 7. Has 6 PD in past 4. Aims for 5th in row on road with PD.

QB BAKER MAYFIELD completed 22 of 28 passes (season-high 78.6 pct.) for season-high 297 yards last week. Also threw career-high 5 TDs vs. INT for season-high 135.6 rating in Week 7. Has 2+ TD passes in 5 of past 6. Passed for 295 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. Has 110+ rating in 2 of his past 3 at home. Is 1 of 5 in NFL with TD pass in 7 games this season. RB KAREEM HUNT had season-high 102 scrimmage yards (76 rush, 26 rec.) & TD catch last week. Became 5th RB in NFL history with 20+ rush TDs & 15+ rec. TDs in 1st 4 seasons. Has TD in 5 of past 6. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Raiders with 115+ scrimmage yards. Aims for his 4th in row at home with rec. TD. Ties for NFL lead with 7 TDs (4 rec., 3 rush) this season. WR JARVIS LANDRY had 5 catches in Week 7. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Raiders with rec. TD. WR RASHARD HIGGINS had 6 catches for career-high 110 yards last week. Has rec. TD in 2 of past 3. Had 61 rec. yards in last meeting. Rookie WR DONOVAN PEOPLES-JONES had rec. TD in Week 7. TE HARRISON BRYANT had 2 rec. TDs last week. Leads rookie TEs in catches (12), rec. yards (126) & rec. TDs (3). • DE MYLES GARRETT had 2 sacks & FF last week, his 3rd game with 2+ sacks in 2020, most in NFL. Aims for 7th in row with sack, longest active streak in NFL. Leads NFL with 9 sacks. LB B.J. GOODSON had 2nd INT of season in Week 7. Aims for 5th in row with 7+ tackles. S RONNIE HARRISON had 1st sack & FR of season last week. Aims for 4th in row with PD.

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