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

Looking at the offensive snap counts in the Browns' 32-28 loss to the Jaguars.

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The Cleveland Browns' offense had one of its more productive days of the season in terms of scoring touchdowns and piling on yards, but a stretch of turnovers and an errant snap loom large in the aftermath. 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
75/75 plays
75/75 plays
75/75 plays
75/75 plays
75/75 plays

Oniel Cousins

1/75 plays

Thoughts: The offensive line yielded three sacks and six quarterback hits against a defense that doesn't get to the quarterback. Alex Mack had the worst play of the day, though, when his snap over Brandon Weeden's head led to a safety.

Running Back / Fullback
Chris Ogbonnaya Fozzy Whittaker Willis McGahee
Billy Winn
40/75 plays
22/75 plays
19/75 plays
1/75 plays

Willis McGahee: 14 carries, 57 yards, 4.1 YPC, 1 touchdown. 2 catches, 14 yards (2 targets).
Chris Ogbonnaya:
7 carries, 20 yards, 2.9 YPC. 2 catches, 14 yards (5 targets).
Fozzy Whittaker:
7 carries, 15 yards, 2.1 YPC. 1 catch, 1 yard (1 target).

Thoughts: Although it wasn't a fancy statistical day for the Browns on the ground, this was probably the best or second best rushing day of the season. There was a legitimate commitment to the running game in the second half of the game, as evidenced by the fact that between McGahee, Ogbonnaya, and Whittaker, there were 28 carries.

The Browns were able to move the chains several times via the running game as well. I don't think this means our running game has turned the corner, though -- the Jaguars were known to be poor at defending the run. If we had a better running game, though, I think we saw a glimpse of the true offense that Norv Turner would like to have --  a running threat, plus the incorporation of deep shots down the field in the passing game.

Billy Winn's one play came at fullback and resulted in a touchdown for McGahee.

Wide Receiver
Greg Little Josh Gordon Davone Bess Josh Cooper
64/75 plays
55/75 plays
33/75 plays
20/75 plays

Josh Gordon: 10 catches, 261 yards, 2 touchdowns (15 targets).
Greg Little: 2 catches, 9 yards, 1 touchdown (4 targets).
Davone Bess: 3 catches, 28 yards (5 targets).
Josh Cooper: No stats registered.

Thoughts: For the second week in a row, this was the Josh Gordon show. Gordon became the first receiver in NFL history to record back-to-back 200+ yard performances, and he is just owning defenders in one-on-one situations. Greg Little caught a touchdown, but appeared to have one or two drops. Josh Cooper saw action while Gordon was being tended to for a possible concussion, but was never targeted.

Tight End
Jordan Cameron Gary Barnidge
MarQueis Gray
Andre Smith
75/75 plays
40/75 plays
3/75 plays
2/75 plays

Jordan Cameron: 4 catches, 43 yards (7 targets).
Gary Barnidge: No stats registered.
MarQueis Gray: No stats registered.
Andre Smith: No stats registered.

Thoughts: I'd chalk this up as another relatively disappointing day for Jordan Cameron. He had a couple of key catches, but also dropped a pass and might have been partially responsible for the first interception of the game. Andre Smith saw a couple of reps as a blocking tight end. MarQueis Gray went out as a receiving tight end on one play, but pressure blew the play up.

Brandon Weeden
75/75 plays

Brandon Weeden: 24-of-40 for 370 yards, 3 touchdowns, 2 interception, 1 fumble. 2 carries, 5 yards.

Thoughts: This is the type of game I would have loved to see Weeden have as a rookie, or even earlier this season. He was aggressive with his throws, made quick decisions for the most part, and showed off his arm. He let it rip down the field and gave his receivers (mostly Gordon) a chance. When you look at all of the good, this is perhaps the best game of Weeden's career.

Unfortunately, the negative spurt at the end of the second quarter is what people will remember, and understandably so. With under three minutes to go in the first half, Weeden turned the ball over three times, turning a 14-7 lead into a 20-14 halftime deficit. Weeden did a good job overcoming that with two second-half touchdown passes, but the mistakes continued a negative second-quarter trend this team has had for awhile now.