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Browns' Offensive Snap Counts and Stats vs. Bengals

Looking at the offensive snap counts in the Browns' 31-17 loss to the Bengals.

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Below, we analyze the snap counts and stats on offense for the Cleveland Browns' Week 7 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.


Pos Player Plays % Stats
QB Kevin Hogan
44 69% 12-of-24 (50.0%) for 100 yards, 2 INT. 7 rushes, 104 yards, 1 TD.
QB Cody Kessler
20 31% 9-of-11 (81.8%) for 82 yards. 1 rush, -2 yards.

For all of the excitement that Kevin Hogan provided as a rushing quarterback (who in the heck saw that coming?), it was evident that he is no where close to being ready to be an NFL quarterback. It would not surprise me if Hogan does not play another down for the Cleveland Browns, but that is of course contingent on Josh McCown and Cody Kessler being cleared to play. If neither are, then Hogan will start this week. Kessler looked to have good command of the offense again before his concussion and is stunningly good when under pressure.

Running Back

Pos Player Plays % Stats
RB Isaiah Crowell 38 59% 12 carries, 63 yards, 5.3 avg, 1 TD. 3 catches, 16 yards (4 targets).
RB Duke Johnson 30 47% 6 carries, 15 yards, 2.5 avg. 4 catches, 18 yards (5 targets).
RB Malcolm Johnson 12 19% 1 catch, 21 yards (2 targets).

It's a real shame that the Browns had a quarterback change and that the Hail Mary happened before the end of the half. Prior to all of that, Isaiah Crowell was running very well against the Bengals. Malcolm Johnson also had a nice long screen pass that went for a first down.

Wide Receiver

Pos Player Plays % Stats
WR Ricardo Louis 50 78% 1 catch, 5 yards (3 targets).
WR Andrew Hawkins 37 58% 2 catches, 19 yards (4 targets).
WR Terrelle Pryor 31 48% 2 catches, 18 yards (4 targets).
WR Rashard Higgins 31 48% 2 catches, 19 yards (2 targets).
WR Jordan Payton
9 14% No stats registered.

No continuity at quarterback, the offensive line, and wide receiver. What could possibly go wrong? With Terrelle Pryor limited due to his hamstring injury, he was largely a non-factor, and none of the team's other receivers were able to make an impression.

Tight End

Pos Player Plays % Stats
TE Gary Barnidge 63 98% 6 catches, 66 yards (7 targets).
TE Randall Telfer
15 23% No stats registered.
TE Connor Hamlett
3 5% No stats registered.

I'll have to check the tape, but I wonder if Randall Telfer's return had any positive impact in run blocking. Gary Barnidge caught both of Kevin Hogan's first two passes, but is still without a touchdown on the season (no fault of his own).

Offensive Line

Pos Player Plays % Stats
OL Joe Thomas 64 100%
OL John Greco
64 100%
OL Spencer Drango
63 98%
OL Austin Pasztor 55 86%
OL Alvin Bailey
34 53%
OL Cameron Erving
31 48%
OL Shon Coleman
10 14%

The offensive line allowed 2 sacks and 11 quarterback hits. The Browns had to play seven different offensive linemen -- some by choice, and some not. Spencer Drango suffered an injury early on, but he actually only left for one play. Shon Coleman spelled Austin Pasztor at right tackle for a brief stretch. Part-way through the game, Cameron Erving was just..."gone" with an illness, which forced John Greco to play center and Alvin Bailey to play right guard. This was as many offensive line combinations as I've ever seen in one regular season game.