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Analyzing the Snap Counts in Redskins vs. Browns (Offense)

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It wasn't a pleasant day to be a Browns fan on Sunday, as the Cleveland Browns fell to the Washington Redskins by a final score of 38-21. Although the offense put three touchdowns on the board, it wasn't a great day for them. They only had 53 snaps, which forced the defense to be on the field more than desired. Let's get to the offensive snap counts and statistics from the loss for the Browns.

Check out the snap distributions below, and let us know what your reactions are in the comments section.

Offensive Line
Joe Thomas John Greco Alex Mack Shawn Lauvao Mitchell Schwartz
53/53 plays
53/53 plays
53/53 plays
53/53 plays
53/53 plays
Oniel Cousins

2/53 plays

The entire starting unit played 100 percent of the snaps this week, with Oniel Cousins serving as an extra blocker on one play. The offensive line yielded two sacks and two quarterback hits.

Running Back / Fullback
Trent Richardson Alex Smith
Montario Hardesty
Chris Ogbonnaya
37/53 plays
19/53 plays
11/53 plays
3/53 plays

Trent Richardson: 11 carries, 28 yards, 2.5 average, 2 touchdowns. 3 catches, 4 yards (4 targets).
Montario Hardesty: 2 carries, 5 yards, 2.5 average.
Alex Smith: 2 catches, 8 yards (2 targets).
Chris Ogbonnaya:
No stats registered.

Thoughts: There are various reasons for it, but the running game never got going for the Browns against the Redskins. Trent Richardson did have some success down near the goal line, as he punched into the end zone twice to set a team rookie record. He didn't get the ball in space enough as a receiver either and only had two carries in the second half. Chris Ogbonnaya saw a couple of snaps for the first time in awhile but didn't touch the ball.

Wide Receiver
Josh Gordon Greg Little
Mohamed Massaquoi Travis Benjamin Joshua Cribbs
52/53 plays
45/53 plays
19/53 plays
9/53 plays
3/53 plays

Greg Little: 5 catches, 74 yards (9 targets).
Josh Gordon:
3 catches, 27 yards (8 targets).
Travis Benjamin: 1 catch, 69 yards, 1 touchdown (1 target).
Mohamed Massaquoi: 2 catches, 16 yards (3 targets).
Joshua Cribbs: 0 catches (1 target). 1 carry, 16 yards.

Thoughts: If there was one bright spot offensively against the Redskins, it was that our receivers continued catching the ball at a high level. I can't comment on their route running ability; I'll look at that more when I do my game review on Tuesday. Josh Gordon didn't have a big day, removing any real chance he had at cracking 1,000 yards receiving. Greg Little's focus continues to be there. Joshua Cribbs had a nice play from the Wildcat that led to a touchdown. Travis Benjamin got his second receiving touchdown of the season.

Tight End
Benjamin Watson Jordan Cameron
44/53 plays
22/53 plays

Benjamin Watson: 2 catches, 12 yards (4 targets).
Jordan Cameron:
3 catches, 34 yards (3 targets).

Thoughts: I thought a big pass play to Jordan Cameron in the third quarter would help get Cleveland back in the game, but the Browns committed a turnover on the next play. Bummer. The rep distribution here and at most of the other positions remained consistent.

Brandon Weeden
53/53 plays

Brandon Weeden: 21-of-35 for 244 yards, 1 touchdown, 2 interceptions. 1 carry, 9 yards.

Thoughts: This arguably appeared to be one of Brandon Weeden's worst games of the season, aside from the opener. What made things worse is that Cleveland had a chance to be in control of the game, but this time it was Weeden who was largely responsible for letting Washington take command and for the running game to be a non-option in the second half.

History of Snap Counts on Offense:

-Week 1: Philadelphia vs. Cleveland
-Week 2: Cleveland vs. Cincinnati
-Week 3: Buffalo vs. Cleveland
-Week 4: Cleveland vs. Baltimore
-Week 5: Cleveland vs. New York Giants
-Week 6: Cincinnati vs. Cleveland
-Week 7: Cleveland vs. Indianapolis
-Week 8: San Diego vs. Cleveland
-Week 9: Baltimore vs. Cleveland
-Week 11: Cleveland vs. Dallas
-Week 12: Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland
-Week 13: Cleveland vs. Oakland
-Week 14: Kansas City vs. Cleveland