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Browns' Offensive Snap Counts and Stats vs. Steelers

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Looking at the offensive snap counts in the Browns' 27-24 overtime loss to the Steelers.

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Below, we analyze the snap counts and stats on offense for the Cleveland Browns' Week 17 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Quarterback

Pos Player Plays % Stats
QB Robert Griffin III
78 100% 29-of-40 (72.5%) for 232 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT. 5 rushes, 32 yards.

In his fifth game with the Browns, Griffin again showed some progress, mixing a healthy amount of running with a higher completion percentage. His worst play was an interception when a linebacker dropped back in zone coverage. It was a bad read, but let's not act like we expect Griffin to be some top tier quarterback who doesn't make any mistakes. Besides that, I think he was ready to help lead game-winning drives at the end of regulation and in overtime before a running back fumble and some questionable playcalling.

Running Back

Pos Player Plays % Stats
RB Isaiah Crowell 52 67% 19 carries, 152 yards, 8.0 avg, 1 fumble. 3 catches, 16 yards (4 targets).
RB George Atkinson
22 28% 7 carries, 34 yards, 4.9 avg, 1 TD.
RB Dan Vitale
8 10% 1 catch, -1 yards (1 target).
RB Duke Johnson
4 5% 1 carry, 4 yards.

Crowell needed 200 yards to get to 1,000, and he surprisingly got 3/4 of the way there. I believe this was a season-high in carries for Crowell, and look at the results. He should definitely get more work in 2017. Unfortunately, a solid season ended on a bit of a damper with the fumble at the end of the fourth quarter that could've sealed the game.

Johnson got an early carry, but I could tell right away that his ankle was still tender. Atkinson played as the backup the rest of the way and did well, including a touchdown run to tie it in the fourth.

Wide Receiver

Pos Player Plays % Stats
WR Terrelle Pryor 64 82% 7 catches, 94 yards (11 targets).
WR Corey Coleman 63 81% 5 catches, 40 yards (9 targets).
WR Andrew Hawkins 44 56% 5 catches, 9 yards (5 targets).
WR Rashard Higgins
24 31% 0 catches (1 target).
WR Ricardo Louis
9 12% 2 catches, 22 yards (2 targets).

Pryor needed overtime to get over 1,000 yards for the season, but he got there. His catch at the end of the fourth quarter should've set up the game winner, although I'm also a little surprised he didn't score on the play. Hawkins had 4 catches for 23 yards before having the disastrous catch for a loss of 14 yards at the goal line in overtime. Louis caught a couple of passes early but was then ignored. Higgins didn't have a catch, but delivered two nice blocks on Crowell's big run to help tie it in the fourth quarter.

Tight End

Pos Player Plays % Stats
TE Gary Barnidge 71 91% 5 catches, 40 yards (5 targets). 1 TD.
TE Randall Telfer 17 22% 0 catches (1 target).
TE Seth DeValve 10 13% 1 catch, 12 yards (1 target). 1 TD.

Barnidge and DeValve each had touchdown catches. I was a bit disappointed that DeValve didn't get much action after catching an early touchdown.

Offensive Line

Pos Player Plays % Stats
OL Joe Thomas 78 100%
OL Spencer Drango
78 100%
OL Anthony Fabiano
78 100%
OL Austin Pasztor 78 100%
OL Cameron Erving 41 53%
OL Shon Coleman
38 49%
OL Alvin Bailey
1
1%

The Browns allowed 4 sacks and 7 quarterback hits. Erving started at right tackle, but was so-so. Coleman eventually replaced him and performed well as a run blocker. Fabiano didn't have a highlight reel day in his debut at center, with a high snap leading to a fumble (and the Steelers' first touchdown), and also allowing a sack.