Below, we analyze the snap counts and stats on offense for the Cleveland Browns' Week 15 game against the Buffalo Bills.
|QB||Robert Griffin III
||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.
|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).
||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.
|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).|
||6||10%||No stats registered.|
||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.
||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.
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.