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Steelers vs. Browns: Analyzing the Snap Counts (Offense)

Looking at the offensive snap counts in the Browns' 27-11 loss to the Steelers.

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The Cleveland Browns' offense did not deliver for the second week in a row, with the exception of a record-breaking day by wide receiver Josh Gordon, as the Browns lost 27-11 to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Check out the snap distributions below for the offense, and let us know what your reactions are in the comments section.

Offensive Line
Joe Thomas John Greco Alex Mack Shawn Lauvao
Mitchell Schwartz
74/74 plays
74/74 plays
74/74 plays
74/74 plays
74/74 plays

Thoughts: The offensive line yielded five sacks and nine quarterback hits, as Mitchell Schwartz and the guards seemed to struggle for most of the day.

Running Back / Fullback
Fozzy Whittaker Chris Ogbonnaya Willis McGahee
39/74 plays
32/74 plays
6/74 plays

Chris Ogbonnaya: 4 carries, 26 yards, 6.5 YPC, 1 fumble lost. 2 catches, 15 yards (5 targets).
Fozzy Whittaker:
6 carries, 16 yards, 2.7 YPC. 1 catch, 5 yards (5 targets).
Willis McGahee:
4 carries, 12 yards, 3.0 YPC.

Thoughts: We haven't been competitive enough in games lately to establish a running game in the second half. For the second week in a row, Chris Ogbonnaya appeared to be the best guy at getting through the hole, but he fumbled at pretty much the same interval he did a week ago, costing the Browns dearly before the end of the first half.

Wide Receiver
Josh Gordon Greg Little Davone Bess Brian Tyms
73/74 plays
70/74 plays
48/74 plays
1/74 plays

Josh Gordon: 14 catches, 237 yards, 1 touchdown (17 targets).
Greg Little: 2 catches, 17 yards (7 targets).
Davone Bess: 5 catches, 27 yards (8 targets).
Brian Tyms: No stats registered.

Thoughts: It had to be somewhat encouraging to see Josh Gordon's effort in defeat. Last year, I questioned the body language he had on some of the routes he was running, but I haven't seen that from him this year. The other receivers didn't do much of anything. I think Brian Tyms might have seen a snap when Gordon needed a breather. Josh Cooper was active but did not play on offense.

Tight End
Jordan Cameron Gary Barnidge
Keavon Milton
74/74 plays
24/74 plays
3/74 plays

Jordan Cameron: 3 catches, 32 yards (10 targets).
Gary Barnidge: No stats registered.
Keavon Milton: No stats registered.

Thoughts: The Browns at least tried to target Jordan Cameron, but too many of the throws were inaccurate. On Brandon Weeden's first pass, Cameron did have a critical drop. The game was still tied 3-3 at that point, and it forced the Browns to punt, which led to Antonio Brown's touchdown against Joe Haden.

Brandon Weeden
Jason Campbell
39/74 plays
35/74 plays

Jason Campbell: 14-of-22 for 124 yards, 1 fumble. 1 carry, -1 yard.
Brandon Weeden: 13-of-30 for 209 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception, 1 fumble. 1 carry, 2 yards.

Thoughts: There is really no need to defend either of these quarterbacks at this point. I guess you could say Jason Campbell was managing the game prior to his injuries, but we needed more than that from him against a not-so-good Steelers defense, and we didn't get it. On a somewhat brighter note for Brandon Weeden, I thought he looked better than he had in his previous outings, even if that's not saying much. He was quicker to make up his mind. Not that it matters much, because neither guy is our future, but if both of these guys were healthy for the Jacksonville game, I'd rather see Weeden.