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Browns' Offensive Snap Counts and Stats vs. Titans

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Looking at the offensive snap counts in the Browns' 28-26 loss to the Titans.

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Below, we analyze the snap counts and stats on offense for the Cleveland Browns' Week 6 game against the Tennessee Titans.

Quarterback

Pos Player Plays % Stats
QB Cody Kessler
65 97% 26-of-41 (63.4%) for 336 yards, 2 TD. 1 rush, 3 yards.

For a stretch of the game, I thought Cody Kessler was having his worst outing of the season -- nothing outrageously bad, but his ball placement wasn't as sharp as it was in his previous outings. Where he scored points this week was in his toughness and never-say-die composure, though. It's another encouraging addition to the resume of his young NFL career.

Running Back

Pos Player Plays % Stats
RB Isaiah Crowell 38 57% 9 carries, 13 yards, 1.8 avg. 2 catches, 20 yards (2 targets).
RB Duke Johnson 32 48% 4 carries, 18 yards, 4.5 avg. 4 catches, 56 yards (6 targets).
RB Malcolm Johnson 10 15% No stats registered.

For the second week in a row, I can't blame the running backs for their performance on the ground. I mean, when Isaiah Crowell got the handoff on that early 3rd-and-1, there were about three defenders swallowing him up before Kessler could even stick the ball in his gut. We're going to have to hope Jonathan Cooper or one of our rookies can "flip the switch" and start on the offensive line productively. On the positive side, both Crowell and Duke Johnson did some nice work as receivers.

Wide Receiver

Pos Player Plays % Stats
WR Terrelle Pryor 64 96% 1-of-1 (100%) for 1 yard. 1 rush, 3 yards, 3.0 avg.
9 catches, 75 yards (13 targets). 2 TD.
WR Andrew Hawkins 53 79% 3 catches, 48 yards (4 targets).
WR Ricardo Louis 43 64% 5 catches, 65 yards (9 targets).
WR Rashard Higgins
7 10% 1 catch, 14 yards (1 target).
WR Jordan Payton
4 6% 0 catches (2 targets).

The path to stardom for Terrelle Pryor as a wide receiver continued, as he posted his first two-touchdown game of the season. The Browns used Pryor twice early in the game at quarterback, but didn't go back to it the rest of the way. I thought they could have tried it again when the came was still close in the second and third quarters.

Ricardo Louis had two unfortunate drops, which was part of his reputation when the club drafted him. Rashard Higgins finally got his first catch as a pro. Jordan Payton almost had a catch, but replay review overturned it. Overall, it was a pretty good day for the Browns' receivers.

Tight End

Pos Player Plays % Stats
TE Gary Barnidge 67 100% 3 catches, 59 yards (5 targets).
TE Connor Hamlett
15 22% No stats registered.

After catching a 43-yard pass on the opening play of the game, the Browns didn't go back to Gary Barnidge much more. That's part of the Hue Jackson offense -- wide receivers are going to be used more than the tight ends in the passing game.

Offensive Line

Pos Player Plays % Stats
OL Joe Thomas 67 100%
OL Alvin Bailey
67 100%
OL Cameron Erving
67 100%
OL John Greco 67 100%
OL Austin Pasztor 67 100%
OL Shon Coleman
4 6%

The offensive line allowed 6 sacks and 11 quarterback hits. This was the unit's worst game of the season. There have been times where the line has been good at either run or pass blocking, but neither looked good against the Titans. One notable change this week is that Shon Coleman was used as the extra tight end in certain packages, not Spencer Drango.