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

Looking at the offensive snap counts in the Browns' 29-28 victory over the Titans.

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After being down 28-3, the Browns' offense rallied with four scoring drives (three touchdowns & one field goal) to assist in the team's remarkable come-from-behind win over the Titans. 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 Joel Bitonio
Alex Mack John Greco
Mitchell Schwartz
77/77 plays
77/77 plays
77/77 plays
77/77 plays
77/77 plays

Thoughts: All five members of the Browns' starting offensive line played the entire game. The unit as a whole yielded one sack to the Titans.

Running Back / Fullback
Ben Tate
Ray Agnew Isaiah Crowell Terrance West
51/77 plays
23/77 plays
15/77 plays
11/77 plays

Ben Tate: 22 carries, 123 yards, 5.6 YPC. 1 catch, -2 yards (2 targets).
Ray Agnew: 1 catch, 12 yards (1 target).
Isaiah Crowell: 6 carries, 19 yards, 3.2 YPC.
Terrance West: 7 carries, 31 yards, 4.4 YPC.

Thoughts: Before the game (in an interview that went unpublished on our Titans affiliate site for some reason), I projected that the running back distribution would be 60% for Ben Tate, 30% for Isaiah Crowell, and 10% for Terrance West. I wasn't too far off, but I felt West was incorporated a little bit more into the gameplan than I anticipated, and he delivered well. Tate was great in his first game back, although Cleveland still hasn't connected on a successful screen pass to a running back this year.

Wide Receiver
Andrew Hawkins Miles Austin
Taylor Gabriel
Travis Benjamin
57/77 plays
49/77 plays
41/77 plays
26/77 plays

Andrew Hawkins: 3 catches, 27 yards (9 targets).
Miles Austin:
2 catches, 54 yards (3 targets).
Taylor Gabriel: 4 catches, 95 yards (6 targets).
Travis Benjamin: 4 catches, 48 yards, 2 touchdowns (4 targets).

Thoughts: For the first time this regular season, the chemistry between Brian Hoyer and Andrew Hawkins was not there. Hawkins even looked visibly frustrated by the tight defensive coverage. We saw this in the preseason, but the duo had been on fire in the regular season. They'll get back in a groove soon. Thankfully, Hoyer was on point to his other three receivers, each of whom stepped up in a major way. It's remarkable how I don't recall any dropped passes from the receivers this season.

Tight End
Jordan Cameron Jim Dray Gary Barnidge
72/77 plays
29/77 plays
11/77 plays

Jordan Cameron: 3 catches, 33 yards (7 targets).
Jim Dray: 3 catches, 25 yards, 1 touchdown (4 targets).
Gary Barnidge:
No stats registered.

Thoughts: Although there should have been a pass interference flag thrown for one of the incompletions to Jordan Cameron, it does seem like he's playing very "soft" right now. In a way, that's how he's always been -- an acrobatic catcher who isn't going to bowl anybody over. He's not getting the same type of separation he got a year ago, though. Jim Dray got a couple of key catches.

Brian Hoyer
77/77 plays

Brian Hoyer: 21-of-37 (56.76%) for 292 yards, 3 touchdowns, 1 interception. 1 carry, 2 yards.

Thoughts: As a quick aside to point out the absurdity fans often hear on Kiley & Booms on 92.3 the Fan...

...riiiiiiight. Brian Hoyer put forth another outstanding effort. Accuracy-wise, he wasn't nearly as sharp as he was against the Ravens, but he once again led the charge toward a comeback, and there isn't a second in which his teammates don't believe he can't get it done. Hoyer finally had his first interception of the year, but it came on a deep throw that basically ended up being a punt. He should have had another pick earlier, but a flag wiped it away. Threading the needle to Miles Austin on the game-winning drive was a thing of beauty. Given how the game went, no reps for Johnny Manziel made sense. He's only going to get in on the action if the score is close in the second quarter.