● Cleveland leads the regular season series against Atlanta with a 14-9-1 record versus the Falcons. Atlanta's last victory over Cleveland came on Oct. 10, 2010, when Kroy Biermann sealed a 20-10 victory with a fourth-quarter pick-six. The Browns lead the preseason series, too, winning 9 of those 11 bouts and all six at home.
● There are plenty of notable connections between these two teams. Cleveland head coach Hue Jackson served as Atlanta's offensive coordinator in 2007. Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, who coached Browns QB Robert Griffin III in Washington, was Cleveland's offensive coordinator in 2014. Free agent acquisition Alex Mack, a 2009 first round pick by the Browns, spent seven years with the Browns and made three Pro Bowls in that span. Browns offensive lineman Mike Matthews, signed as a college free agent this spring, is the younger brother of OT Jake Matthews. Additionally, Falcons defensive line coach Bryan Cox held the same job with Cleveland during the 2009-10 seasons.
● Keanu Neal might not be the only first rounder to make his NFL debut at the Dawg Pound. Wide receiver Corey Coleman, drafted two spots ahead of Neal has been dealing with a hamstring injury and, according to ClevelandBrowns.com, could be ready to go tonight.
● Historically, Dwight Freeney has been stellar against the Browns. The veteran pass-rusher has tallied eight sacks in seven regular season meetings with Cleveland.