Below, we analyze the snap counts and stats on offense for the Cleveland Browns’ Week 3 preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
|QB||Baker Mayfield||34||48%||8-of-12 for 76 yards, 1 INT. 3 carries, 10 yards.|
|QB||Tyrod Taylor||29||41%||11-of-16 for 65 yards. 2 carries, 5 yards.|
|QB||Drew Stanton||8||11%||1-of-3 for 7 yards.|
- It was another mediocre day for the quarterbacks, who faced either faster pressure than they are used to, or had no where to go with the football. Fortunately, it appears that both Tyrod Taylor and Baler Mayfield survived their injury scares; can you imagine if Cleveland was down to Drew Stanton just like that?
- According to Pro Football Focus, Mayfield was accurate when he was kept clean:
When kept clean, Mayfield was 7-of-7 for 56 yards and a 100.0 passer rating. On his eight pressured dropbacks, however, Mayfield was just 1-of-5 passing for 20 yards, with an interception, two throwaways, two sacks, and a passer rating of 4.2.
|RB||Nick Chubb||21||30%||14 carries, 46 yards (3.3 YPC).|
|RB||Carlos Hyde||20||28%||7 carries, 45 yards (6.4 YPC). 1 catch, -5 yards (1 target).|
|RB||Duke Johnson||18||25%||3 carries, 13 yards (4.3 YPC).|
|RB||Matthew Dayes||7||10%||1 carry, 0 yards (0.0 YPC).|
|RB||Dontrell Hilliard||5||7%||4 carries, 19 yards (4.8 YPC).|
- For the second week in a row, Carlos Hyde showed off in a major way. He has no doubt established himself as the top runner on the team heading into the season.
- Per PFF, Hyde had 48 yards rushing after contact, and is the top back this preseason in that category by a full yard.
- Nick Chubb had a really nice play showing off his power, where he bulldozed a defender down and kept on going.
|WR||Rashard Higgins||39||55%||2 catches, 27 yards (2 targets).|
|WR||Jarvis Landry||38||54%||3 catches, 23 yards (10 targets).|
|WR||Damion Ratley||30||42%||2 catches, 15 yards (3 targets).|
|WR||Derrick Willies||30||42%||2 catches, 26 yards (4 targets).|
|WR||Da'Mari Scott||19||27%||No stats registered.|
|WR||C.J. Board||18||25%||4 catches, 33 yards (4 targets).|
|WR||Jeff Janis||13||18%||1 catch, 5 yards (2 targets).|
- It was a frustrating day for Jarvis Landry, who was looking to the official one too many times for a flag after bumping into an Eagles defender. He only caught 30% of the passes that went his direction.
- Rashard Higgins continues to play solid as one can ask for and should be assured a roster spot at this point.
- Antonio Callaway was inactive this week with a groin injury. Overall, the receivers aren't dropping passes, which is a good sign for even the guys on the back end of the depth chart who are trying to get things on tape.
|TE||David Njoku||32||45%||4 catches, 25 yards (4 targets).|
|TE||Devon Cajuste||26||37%||No stats registered.|
|TE||Orson Charles||24||34%||No stats registered.|
|TE||Darren Fells||15||21%||1 catch, -1 yard (1 target).|
- I know it's just the preseason, but I still love David Njoku trying to go airborne for a touchdown. He nearly got in, but little did we know Cleveland would then fail to score on four passing attempts from the 1 yard line.
- The Browns allowed 4 sacks and 5 quarterback hits.
- Austin Corbett and Spencer Drango played the entire game for the second week in a row.