The Arizona Cardinals will be eyeing their fifth-consecutive victory over the Cleveland Browns when the teams clash this weekend.
While making final preparations for their matchup with the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, the Arizona Cardinals received some unfortunate news.
Kliff Kingsbury, the Cards‘ third-year head coach, has tested positive for COVID-19. It’s a huge deal for the organization when you consider the fact that the club’s young leader calls the plays on offense. Will Arizona manage to overcome the adversity and defeat the Browns at Cleveland’s FirstEnergy Stadium?
For what it’s worth, the Cardinals are riding a four-game winning streak over the Browns that dates back to 2007. This particular matchup with the AFC North squad is incredibly important, being that Kingsbury’s group is the last undefeated team in the NFL.
Arizona Cardinals will attempt to beat Cleveland Browns for fifth-straight time
Back in 2007, the Redbirds evened their record at 6-6 with a 27-21 decision at home over Cleveland. Quarterback Kurt Warner tossed two touchdown passes, while Hall of Fame running back Edgerrin James ran for 114 yards on 24 carries. Cards cornerback Roderick Hood opened the scoring with a 71-yard interception return in the first quarter.
Four years later, the two franchises met again in the desert, with Arizona recording a 20-17 triumph. John Skelton threw for 313 yards and a score, while Beanie Wells tallied 51 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Placekicker Jay Feely’s 22-yard field goal with 10:56 left in overtime was the difference in the contest.
In 2015, the Cardinals went on the road and earned a 34-20 victory in front of the “Dawg Pound”. Carson Palmer was credited with four touchdown passes, two of which went to tight end Troy Niklas. Wide receiver Michael Floyd racked up 106 yards and a score on four receptions, while veteran Chris Johnson rumbled for 109 yards on the ground.
Back in 2019, “Big Red” handed Cleveland a 38-24 defeat at State Farm Stadium. Kyler Murray outdueled Baker Mayfield in what was billed as a battle between two former University of Oklahoma signal-callers. Kenyan Drake was the real star of the matchup, however, rushing for 137 yards and four touchdowns for Arizona.
The rematch between Murray and Mayfield is just hours away. Will the Cards be able to continue their dominance over the 3-2 Browns? The last four meetings between the two organizations indicate that a fifth-consecutive win over Cleveland is in the Cards.