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Browns' Offensive Snap Counts and Stats vs. Bills

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Looking at the offensive snap counts in the Browns' 33-13 loss to the Bills.

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Below, we analyze the snap counts and stats on offense for the Cleveland Browns' Week 15 game against the Buffalo Bills.

Quarterback

Pos Player Plays % Stats
QB Robert Griffin III
58
100% 17-of-28 (60.7%) for 196 yards. 8 rushes, 48 yards, 1 TD.

I liked the Browns' approach early on -- quick bubble screens, and then running plays against a poor Bills run defense. I was waiting for Griffin to keep the read-option, and on the Browns' first down play of a goal-to-go situation, it looked like he should've kept it. Instead, he gave it to Crowell for nothing, and the drive later stalled.

Griffin had another poor week, except for the third quarter, where he played more in his element for the second straight week. Griffin's number one strength is his mobility, and if teams respect it enough, it can open more passes up. Unfortunately, with the one good drive he put together, Cleveland's defense just could not stop the run.

Running Back

Pos Player Plays % Stats
RB Isaiah Crowell 29 50% 8 carries, 28 yards, 3.5 avg. 0 catches (2 targets).
RB Duke Johnson 29 50% 5 carries, 31 yards, 6.2 avg. 5 catches, 62 yards (7 targets).
RB Dan Vitale
9 16% 1 catch, 17 yards (1 target).

Last week, the Steelers gave Le'Veon Bell 38 carries for 236 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Browns combined for 13 carries. It's not that the running game was a failure; it was going good in the first quarter, and they just seemed to go away from it again. Vitale caught a pass late.

Wide Receiver

Pos Player Plays % Stats
WR Corey Coleman 55 95% 3 catches, 24 yards (4 targets).
WR Terrelle Pryor 49 84% 4 catch, 19 yards (8 targets).
WR Andrew Hawkins 30 52% 1 catch, 33 yards (1 target).
WR Rashard Higgins
6 10% No stats registered.
WR Ricardo Louis
4 7% No stats registered.

This was a bad game for Pryor, who dropped one pass and had one or two others in which I'd like to see a No. 1 receiver be able to haul in. For contract purposes, this last stretch of non-production won't help Pryor. What I worry about is Cleveland lowering their value, Pryor being pissed and saying "screw this," and going elsewhere. Coleman got some early work and then was ignored the rest of the way.

Tight End

Pos Player Plays % Stats
TE Gary Barnidge 52
90% 2 catches, 35 yards (3 targets).
TE Seth DeValve 14 24% 1 catch, 6 yards (1 target).
TE Randall Telfer 12 21% No stats registered.

Telfer left the game with an injury. DeValve got his typical garbage time catch. Barnidge had a drop.

Offensive Line

Pos Player Plays % Stats
OL Joe Thomas 58
100%
OL Spencer Drango
58 100%
OL Cameron Erving 58 100%
OL Jonathan Cooper
58 100%
OL Austin Pasztor 58 100%
OL Anthony Fabiano
1 2%

The Browns allowed 5 sacks and 5 quarterback hits. Stunningly, PFF rated Cameron Erving as the Browns' top offensive player, although that's also indicative of how bad everyone else was.