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Browns' Week 12 Offensive Snap Counts vs. Ravens

Looking at the offensive snap counts in the Browns' 33-27 loss to the Ravens.

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Below, we analyze the snap counts on offense for the Cleveland Browns' Week 12 game against the Baltimore Ravens.


Pos Player Plays % Stats
QB Josh McCown
56 81% 21-of-38 (55.33%) for 212 yards, 1 TD. 2 carries, 12 yards.
QB Austin Davis
13 19% 7-of-10 (70.00%) for 77 yards, 1 TD. 1 carry, 7 yards.

Although he wasn't particularly sharp at the start of the game, Josh McCown found his groove in the second quarter. He started taking shot after shot, though, as Pro Football Focus tells us that he was pressured on 20 of his 41 dropbacks. He now has a broken collarbone, which ends his season. Austin Davis deserves credit for stepping up with a game-tying touchdown drive, but the coaching staff cannot be so naive to let that one drive against a bad Ravens defense to say it earned him the starting role. If they make the decision to start Davis, it had better be because of a larger body of work of what he's done in practice, which wouldn't quite fit the context given that Johnny Manziel was named the starter before his bye-week partying.

Running Back

Pos Player Plays % Stats
RB Duke Johnson 44 64% 7 carries, 27 yards, 3.9 avg. 5 catches, 23 yards (6 targets).
RB Isaiah Crowell
25 36% 7 carries, 7 yards, 1.0 avg.
FB Malcolm Johnson 9 13% 1 catch, 1 yard (1 target).

Offensive coordinator John DeFilippo has had the unfortunate complex of wanting to run the ball, but just having to cut it out of the gameplan rather early because of how ineffective it is. There was a 2nd-and-2 and then a 3rd-and-1 play in the first half where the team ran it back-to-back times, and Isaiah Crowell never stood a chance.

Wide Receiver

Pos Player Plays % Stats
WR Brian Hartline 65 94% 8 catches, 74 yards (12 targets).
WR Travis Benjamin 60 87% 6 catches, 90 yards (13 targets). 1 touchdown.
WR Marlon Moore 42 61% 1 catch, 10 yards (2 targets). 1 touchdown.
WR Dwayne Bowe
4 6% 0 catches (1 target).

Brian Hartline led the team in snaps at receiver, as he doubled up on being an outside receiver and a slot receiver. Travis Benjamin finally found the end zone again, yet it came with a quarterback other than Josh McCown. Marlon Moore also scored his first touchdown in years off of a broken play. Dwayne Bowe stood on the sidelines with a big coat most of the game, probably feeling content.

Tight End

Pos Player Plays % Stats
TE Gary Barnidge 66 96% 7 catches, 91 yards (11 targets).
TE Jim Dray 28 41% 0 catches (1 target).
TE E.J. Bibbs
2 3% 0 catches (1 target).

It was a solid game for Gary Barnidge, although there were one or two contested passes that I'm sure he would've liked to have hauled in. E.J. Bibbs was targeted on one of his two snaps. It's a shame we haven't had a chance to see him with the ball in his hands in a regular season game; on the target, Josh McCown was pressured and couldn't get the pass anywhere near him in the flat.

Offensive Line

Pos Player Plays % Stats
OL Joe Thomas 69 100%
OL Cameron Erving 69 100%
OL Alex Mack 69 100%
OL John Greco 69 100%
OL Mitchell Schwartz 69 100%

The offensive line surrendered two sacks and a ridiculous 12 hits on the quarterback. To compare, the Ravens' offensive line, which was playing with pretty much three backup linemen, surrendered 0 sacks and just 2 quarterback hits all night. It was another very tough game for OG Cameron Erving. I'm all about development, but when OG Joel Bitonio is healthy, he should immediately go back in.


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*
  • Week 6: 79 plays*
  • Week 7: 75 plays
  • Week 8: 63 plays
  • Week 9: 53 plays
  • Week 10: 69 plays
  • Week 11: Bye Week
  • Week 12: 69 plays

We'll have coverage on the defensive snap counts later on.