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Browns' Week 13 Offensive Snap Counts vs. Bengals

Looking at the offensive snap counts in the Browns' 37-3 loss to the Bengals.

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Below, we analyze the snap counts on offense for the Cleveland Browns' Week 13 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.


Pos Player Plays % Stats
QB Austin Davis
63 100% 25-of-38 (65.8%) for 230 yards, 1 INT. 3 carries, 4 yards, 1 lost fumble.

I'm not saying that the quarterback play has been of championship caliber this year, but when you rank all of the positions from best-to-worst in terms of performance, I'd say that quarterback play deserves to be at the top. Austin Davis had a respectable performance, all things considered. It can't be easy to step in from the No. 3 quarterback role, make some nice throws, and see a good majority of the team play terrible football. Davis will stick around next year as the No. 2 or No. 2 quarterback, but I'm still looking to evaluate Johnny Manziel in the mean time.

Running Back

Pos Player Plays % Stats
RB Isaiah Crowell 33 52% 11 carries, 62 yards, 5.6 avg. 1 catch, 2 yards (1 target).
RB Duke Johnson
32 51% 5 carries, 2 yards, 0.4 avg. 4 catches, 30 yards (4 targets).
FB Malcolm Johnson 3 5% 0 catches (1 target).

For whatever reason, Isaiah Crowell's best performances this season probably came against Cincinnati. If memory serves me correct, he's totaled 21 carries for 100 yards against them in two appearances this year. Malcolm Johnson left the game early with an injury. Duke Johnson caught a few passes, but wasn't able to break free to be much of a difference maker. The Glenn Winston story continues to frustrate me. How is it that Shaun Draughn and Robert Turbin can get some carries sprinkled during their tenures, but Winston never gets a touch after the coaching staff does nothing but rave about him?

Wide Receiver

Pos Player Plays % Stats
WR Brian Hartline 61 97% 8 catches, 83 yards (11 targets).
WR Darius Jennings
39 62% 5 catches, 35 yards (7 targets).
WR Marlon Moore 35 56% 1 catch, 14 yards (1 target).
WR Travis Benjamin 20 32% 0 catches (2 targets).

By the end of the game, Darius Jennings was the team's No. 1 and only receiver left standing. How in the hell does the depth chart crumble so quickly? Travis Benjamin left early with a shoulder injury and did not record a catch. Marlon Moore suffered a rib injury on his only catch and had to leave. Brian Hartline led the team in receiving and did play all the way through, but suffered a thigh bruise. Jennings fought on the opportunities he had.

Tight End

Pos Player Plays % Stats
TE Gary Barnidge 47 75% 5 catches, 59 yards (8 targets).
TE Jim Dray 35 56% No stats registered.
TE E.J. Bibbs
10 16% 1 catch, 7 yards (1 target).

Aside from one dropped pass, Gary Barnidge chugged along like he has all season. E.J. Bibbs got his first reception of the season with seconds remaining in the game. I'd love to just see Bibbs and Barnidge running double tight end routes together if this team is going to be thin at receiver in the coming weeks.

Offensive Line

Pos Player Plays % Stats
OL Joe Thomas 63 100%
OL Alex Mack 63 100%
OL John Greco 63 100%
OL Mitchell Schwartz 63 100%
OL Cameron Erving 48 76%
OL Austin Pasztor
9 14%
OL Joel Bitonio
6 10%

The offensive line surrendered three sacks and 11 hits on the quarterback. To compare, the Bengals surrendered 1 sack, which was their only quarterback hit allowed all night. According to PFF, Cameron Erving "graded -7.5, allowed 7 pressures including 1 sack and 1 hit, and was also overpowered in the run game at -2.2 on 12 run block snaps." After a holding penalty late in the game, Erving was pulled in favor of Austin Pasztor, the third different left guard of the game.


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
  • Week 13: 63 plays

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