Below, we analyze the snap counts on offense for the Cleveland Browns' Week 5 game against the Baltimore Ravens.
||100%||36-of-51 (70.6%) for 457 yards, 2 TDs, 1 2-pt. conversion. 3 carries, 12 yards, 1 TD.
I didn't think McCown could top last week's performance, but he did. The crazy part about the game is that we actually saw a lot of "bad McCown" in the first half -- he was inaccurate on several passes and also had a bad interception negated by a roughing the passer penalty. He directed several touchdown drives in the second half and made smart decisions when the pressure was bearing down on him. He'll now go into the record books for multiple franchise records, including most consecutive 300-yard games (three), and most passing yards in a single regular season game.
|RB||Duke Johnson||54||61%||9 carries, 22 yards, 2.4 avg. 6 catches, 55 yards (8 targets).|
||34||39%||13 carries, 49 yards, 3.8 avg. 2 catches, 38 yards, 1 TD (2 targets).
|FB||Malcolm Johnson||6||7%||No stats registered.
The running game didn't gain a lot of traction until the final offensive drive of the game, and then in overtime. At that point, Baltimore either had to be exhausted, or just were too afraid of McCown continuing to light them up. The running backs did play a huge factor in the receiving game. Not only did they have 8 catches for 93 yards, but a lot of those catches went for first downs. Expect Robert Turbin to be added to the mix next week, where he could become the team's short yardage back.
|WR||Travis Benjamin||78||89%||6 catches, 83 yards (12 targets).|
|WR||Andrew Hawkins||72||82%||7 catches, 49 yards (9 targets). 1 2-pt conversion.|
|WR||Brian Hartline||46||52%||1 catch, 5 yards (3 targets).
|WR||Taylor Gabriel||35||40%||4 catches, 75 yards (5 target).|
Travis Benjamin wasn't able to spring free on the deep ball, but still made six catches on intermediate routes. Andrew Hawkins and Taylor Gabriel both provided maximum contributions with their abilities to shake free from defenders. Dwayne Bowe was inactive, and the offense didn't really need him. Brian Hartline returned from injury, but did drop two passes that were somewhat tough, but I'm sure he'd tell you that he thinks he should've had.
|TE||Gary Barnidge||80||91%||8 catches, 139 yards, 1 TD (10 targets).
|TE||Jim Dray||21||24%||1 catch, 7 yards (1 target).
|TE||Rob Housler||14||16%||1 catch, 6 yards (1 target).|
What more can you say about Gary Barnidge? The guy is becoming one of the best receiving tight ends in the NFL out of no where. I'm sure Ray Farmer is going to add that to his resume (letting Jordan Cameron walk because we had Barnidge). Even Rob Housler made a catch in this game!
The offensive line surrendered four sacks, but did a pretty good job in protection, given the amount of times Cleveland was obviously lining up to pass the ball. The running lanes were not there early. As LT Joe Thomas said after the game, every time they went to their run formation, the Ravens just blitzed the hell out of them, so he approved of the, "screw it, let's put our three jitterbugs and Barnidge out there and just throw it."
Amount of Offensive Plays, By the Week
- Week 1: 71 plays
- Week 2: 49 plays
- Week 3: 75 plays
- Week 4: 71 plays
- Week 5: 88 plays*
We'll have coverage on the defensive snap counts later on.