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Browns’ offensive snap counts, stats, and PFF notes: Preseason Week 3

Carlos Hyde has himself another solid day, while the Browns are lucky to escape with both their top quarterbacks still healthy.

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Cleveland Browns Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Below, we analyze the snap counts and stats on offense for the Cleveland Browns’ Week 3 preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Quarterback

Pos Player Plays % Stats
Pos Player Plays % Stats
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.

Running Back

Pos Player Plays % Stats
Pos Player Plays % Stats
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.

Wide Receiver

Pos Player Plays % Stats
Pos Player Plays % Stats
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.

Tight End

Pos Player Plays % Stats
Pos Player Plays % Stats
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.

Offensive Line

Pos Player Plays % Stats
Pos Player Plays % Stats
OL Austin Corbett 71 100%
OL Spencer Drango 71 100%
OL Joel Bitonio 39 55%
OL J.C. Tretter 39 55%
OL Chris Hubbard 34 48%
OL Austin Reiter 32 45%
OL Desmond Harrison 32 45%
OL Greg Robinson 24 34%
OL Shon Coleman 13 18%
  • 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.