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Browns’ offensive snap counts, stats, and PFF notes: Week 10

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The Browns finally score a first-quarter touchdown, and someone is feelin’ dangerous.

Atlanta Falcons v Cleveland Browns Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

Below, we analyze the snap counts and stats on offense for the Cleveland Browns’ Week 10 game against the Atlanta Falcons.

Quarterback

Pos Player Plays % Stats
Pos Player Plays % Stats
QB Baker Mayfield 53 100% 17-of-20 (85.0%) for 216 yards, 3 TD. 0 catches (1 target).
  • “Feelin’ Dangerous?” Mayfield was perfect in the first half, and did what he needed to in the second half with the lead. His throws were spot on the money, so much to the point where the trick play thrown by a running back made you think, “Ahhh, I like the fun play call, but maybe not when Mayfield was so hot anyway.” It was Mayfield’s first 3-touchdown game, and he now has 7 touchdowns to just 2 interceptions over his last three games.
  • Per PFF, Mayfield was blitzed 10 times and went 7-of-8 for 115 yards and 1 touchdown on those plays for a perfect QB rating of 158.3. He was graded an 85.6.

Running Back

Pos Player Plays % Stats
Pos Player Plays % Stats
RB Nick Chubb 42 79% 20 carries, 176 yards (8.8 YPC). 1 TD. 3 catches, 33 yards (3 targets). 1 TD.
RB Duke Johnson 17 32% 3 carries, 15 yards (5.0 YPC). 4 catches, 31 yards (4 targets). 1 TD.
RB Dontrell Hilliard 9 17% 1 catch, 6 yards (1 target). 0-of-1 (0%), 1 INT.
  • The Browns gave the bulk of the workload on Sunday to Nick Chubb, and he delivered. Besides his franchise-breaking 92-yard touchdown run, he would’ve had 19 carries for 84 yards, still good for an average of 4.42 yards per carry. Anyone still wondering about the Carlos Hyde trade? He also showed good hands in catching 3 passes, including one for a touchdown.
  • Per PFF, Chubb (80.5 grade) gained 155 of his 176 rushing yards after contact.
  • Duke Johnson only played 17 snaps...but the key is that he still received 7 touches, including an all-important touchdown catch. He nearly fumbled once, but his knee had just gotten down.
  • I love the utilization of the full house package and actually sticking with it for a stretch. It’s easy to hate on the fact that it ended with a running back throwing an interception, but I like the innovation, and I think the safety made a great read.

Wide Receiver

Pos Player Plays % Stats
Pos Player Plays % Stats
WR Antonio Callaway 39 74% 2 catches, 39 yards (2 targets).
WR Jarvis Landry 36 68% 2 catches, 22 yards (5 targets).
WR Rashard Higgins 22 42% 1 catch, 28 yards (1 target). 1 TD.
WR Breshad Perriman 13 25% 2 catches, 33 yards (2 targets).
WR Damion Ratley 2 4% No stats registered.
  • No particular receiver was targeted this week significantly; the wealth was spread around. Rashard Higgins had a big touchdown catch early on, for example, but that was the only time he was targeted all game. The good thing? When players were thrown the ball, they held on to it. At the end of the day, that is all we really care about.
  • Give credit to Antonio Callaway for the assist on Nick Chubb’s 92-yard touchdown run, as he helped guide Chubb back to the inside part of the field and chipped his man enough to allow the run to go all the way.

Tight End

Pos Player Plays % Stats
Pos Player Plays % Stats
TE David Njoku 36 66% 1 catch, 18 yards (1 target).
TE Darren Fells 32 60% No stats registered.
TE Orson Charles 14 26% 1 catch, 6 yards (1 target).
TE Seth DeValve 4 8% No stats registered.
  • This was a higher percentage output than usual for blocking tight end Darren Fells, who saw 60% of the snaps. Seth DeValve was not utilized much again...but for now, with how the offense has played out under Freddie Kitchens, that’s okay.

Offensive Line

Pos Player Plays % Stats
Pos Player Plays % Stats
OL Greg Robinson 53 100%
OL Joel Bitonio 53 100%
OL JC Tretter 53 100%
OL Kevin Zeitler 53 100%
OL Chris Hubbard 53 100%
  • The Browns went with Greg Robinson at left tackle. Besides a stretch when he had two holding penalties in the same drive, I thought he did another good job. In fact, the Falcons’ offensive line didn’t have one sack, and they only had one hit on the quarterback all game!
  • Bitonio (73.3) and Zeitler (72.0) had high grades for the Browns.