The Browns will wear their home dark brown jerseys with white numbers and orange-brown pants and dark brown socks. They will wear their standard brown (orange) plain helmets. REFEREE: Brad Rogers is the lead official and has been in that role since 2019. New Orleans is 2-4 all time when he officiates their games, while Cleveland is 4-0. This is the second time this season Blakeman will officiate a Saints game, as he was on the field when New Orleans lost to the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football, 27-13, on Nov. 7. In the 13 games his crew has called this season, the home team is 6-7, but won four in a row before last week, when he officiated the Philadelphia at Chicago game, won by the Eagles, 25-20.
Cleveland tied the score 2½ minutes into the fourth quarter at 21, but as they usually did back in those days, the defense turned it around. Bruce Clark sacked Bernie Kosar in the end zone to give New Orleans a 23-21 lead and less than 7 minutes later, Brett Maxie did the same thing to make it 25-21. To this day, it remains the only game in Saints history in which they recorded two safeties. Morten Andersen tacked on a 39-yard field goal for the 28-21 victory. By the way, Cleveland has never had two safeties in the same game, and it has only been done 25 times in league history.
It went down to -2. 5 (at -120), before moving back to -3 (at -105) late Thursday night. The money line for New Orleans is +135 and is -160 for Cleveland. The over/under total is an incredibly low 32, which is up from 31. 5 earlier this week. What did I pick in this one? Check out my NFL Week 16 picks column to find out. WEATHER FORECAST: Um, cold.
BROWNS (6-8, 4-3 at home)Cleveland is ranked eighth in the NFL in overall offense (yards gained) and 13th in points scored. They are fifth in rushing offense and 20th in passing. … The Browns are 18th in the NFL in overall defense and 20th in points allowed. They are 24th against the run and 12th against the pass. We just told you the Browns have the fifth-ranked rushing attack, and it’s pretty evident of how important running the football is tied to their success this season. When they rush for 140 yards or more in a game in 2022, they are 6-3; when they don’t, they are 0-5. In fact, in their last nine games, when they rushed for more than 140, they won, and when they didn’t, they lost. Cleveland has won three of its past four games after winning just three of their first 10. It is the first time they have won as many as three of four since taking three in a row from Weeks 2 through 4 last season against Houston, Chicago and Minnesota.
One other might stand out for Who Dats, and that came on Oct. 28, 1984. What’s so special about that one? Well, it was the Saints first-ever victory against Cleveland in nine tries. New Orleans led through much of the first half after Hokie Gajan caught a 2-yard scoring pass from Richard Todd, but Ozzie Newsome put the Browns ahead, 14-10, in the third quarter on a touchdown reception from Paul McDonald. However, Andersen kicked two fourth-quarter field goals, including one from 53 yards out as time expired, for a 16-14 win in Cleveland.
Saints vs. Browns weather updates: Single-digit temps, snow expected to affect FirstEnergy StadiumThe New Orleans Saints may find themselves visiting some unfriendly confines Saturday, with Cleveland expecting bitter cold for Christmas Eve. What will be a largely meaningless game from a standings perspective is an interesting one on the schedule, as snow and wind is in the forecast. With two teams who have struggled thus far this year it could, if nothing else, provide some compelling ugly football. For the Saints, Andy Dalton is still projected to start against Deshaun Watson and the Browns. A severe winter weather warning is in effect in Northern Ohio, and the wind chill is expected to duck below -10 degrees. Expect a heavy dose of the running game (and a lot of touches for different players) to try to offset the stinging cold.
This cold front appears to be affecting everyone in the midwest, with the Bears and Bills battling similarly freezing conditions in their game. Browns vs. Saints weather updates Friday, Dec. 23 Forecast: 9 degrees, 34 percent chance of snow showers, 30 mph winds The forecast itself hasn't changed, and the hourly update is more or less the same. Once the game kicks off, it should get up to around 10-15 degrees, with the snow being scattered throughout the game.
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16, 2018, in New Orleans. All-time in Cleveland: Browns lead, 5-2, although the teams have alternated victories the past five games. Cleveland won the last one at home, 26-24, on Sept. 14, 2014. All-time in New Orleans: Browns lead, 8-3. SERIES TRENDS AND NOTESDue to the weather conditions, there is a strong chance this will be a low-scoring contest, as the Saints are set to play in a game with an over/under (32 at Caesars Sportsbook) at its lowest total since they visited Philadelphia in December 1993, when it was 29. If it remains at 32 or lower, it would be just the 11th time in team history since totals were recorded in 1979 it has been set that low. It would be just the eighth time in Browns history such a number was set.
Six of the past eight meetings have been decided by five points or fewer, and the Saints have NEVER defeated the Browns by more than a touchdown. Drew Brees is the only quarterback to defeat Cleveland twice in a career while playing for New Orleans. The other winning Saints quarterbacks to defeat the Browns were Steve Walsh (in 1990), Bobby Hebert (in 1987) and Richard Todd (in 1984). The list of starting Browns quarterbacks to beat the Saints are Brian Hoyer (2014), Colt McCoy (2010), Tim Couch (2002 and 1999), Vinny Testaverde (1993), Brian Sipe (1981 and 1978), Mike Phipps (1975), Bill Nelsen (1971, 1969 and 1968 – second game), Frank Ryan (1968 – first game – and 1967). This is the first time the teams will meet on a day of the week other than Sunday.
Speaking of low-scoring games, these teams have played most of their contests with fairly low totals. Only three times in the series has either team scored 30 or more in a game and only once since 1968. (Cleveland won 30-17 in 2010. ) In fact, in 11 of the 18 games, the winning team has scored 24 points or fewer. Interestingly, however, only once has the losing team scored in single digits, and that was in the first-ever meeting in 1967 when the Browns won 42-7.
Against the visiting team, this crew has called 82 penalties (average of 6. 3 per game) for 734 yards (average of 56. 5 per game) and 69 penalties (5. 3 per game) on the home team for 597 yards (average of 45. 9 per game). TEAM TRENDSSAINTS (5-9, 1-5 on the road)The Saints are ranked 17th in the NFL in overall offense (yards gained) and 22nd in points scored. They are 21st in rushing offense and 12th in passing.
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In Northeast Ohio, the game will appear on WOIO (Channel 19). National Coverage: The state of Louisiana and most of Alabama will see the game, but otherwise there isn’t much of a national audience. Streaming Coverage: Sign up for fuboTV The ORANGE areas of the map below illustrates everyone who should be able to watch the game: Map is from 506sports. com. WEEK 16 NFL GAMES AIRING NATIONALLY OR IN CLEVELAND Thursday - 8:20 PM ET: Jacksonville Jaguars vs.
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How can anyone forget the 1999 game on Halloween? Or maybe older Saints fans just remember the ending and the iconic picture of Mike Ditka laying on the carpet of the Superdome floor as Kevin Johnson caught a 56-yard Hail Mary pass from Tim Couch for the game-winning score as time expired for a 21-16 victory. Other than the 48, 817 people in the Dome on that day, we’re not sure who else saw it live, as the Saints dropped to 1-6 and the Browns up to 1-7. The season opener in 1987 on Sept. 13 might not be all that memorable, but it holds an interesting moment in Saints history.
MEMORABLE GAMES IN THE SERIESAlthough the teams have been in separate conferences for all but the very early years of the Saints, there are some memorable moments in the series. The biggest unquestionably for New Orleans came on Sept. 10, 2006, which was the first game of the Sean Payton-Drew Brees era. It also was the first career NFL game for Marques Colston and Reggie Bush, as the Saints won, 19-14. Colston caught four passes for 49 yards and a touchdown in his NFL debut, while Bush gained 119 yards of total offense. Brees was 16-of-30 for 170 yards with a touchdown and an interception, while Deuce McAllister (in his first game back off a torn ACL he suffered in 2005), rushed 22 times for 90 yards.
Since the start of the 2021 season, the Browns are 8-4 against teams from the NFC and rival Cincinnati and are 6-13 against everyone else. SAINTS vs. BROWNS SERIESAll-time: The Browns lead the overall series, 13-5, dating back to the first game on Oct. 1, 1967, in which Cleveland won, 42-7. The Saints won the most previous meeting, 21-18, on Sept.
Despite these teams' struggles, they aren't statistically eliminated from the postseason. Far from it, in fact. The Browns, at 6-8, are two games back of an AFC wild card. They effectively have to win out and still get some help to have a shot. The Saints, meanwhile, are 5-9, just one game back of the Buccaneers in the NFC South. However, they don't hold the tiebreaker, so they need some help as well. MORE: NFL Weather Week 16: Rain, snow, wind, cold in forecast will affect fantasy Mother Nature won't be doing them any favors Saturday, that much is certain. Even if the snow holds off, the cold is going to make things uncomfortable.
Saints vs. Browns weather updates: Single-digit temps, snow
Like really cold. As in – according to Times-Picayune columnist Jeff Duncan on Wednesday’s Dattitude podcast – the coldest game the Saints have ever played. As of very early Friday morning, the forecast for game time is NINE degrees with a 30 mph winds (wind chills of well below zero) and a 50% chance of snow. UNIFORMS: The Saints will be wearing their road white jerseys with black numbers and solid white pants. They will don their traditional gold helmets with the fleur-de-lis and wear black socks.