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Browns’ offensive snap counts, stats, and notes: Week 12

Jarvis Landry and Nick Chubb have explosive days for the offense.

NFL: NOV 29 Browns at Jaguars

Below, we analyze the snap counts and stats on offense for the Cleveland Browns’ Week 12 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Quarterback

Player Plays % Stats
Player Plays % Stats
Baker Mayfield 67 100% 19-of-29 for 258 yards (65.5%), 2 TD. 4 carries, 1 yard.
  • There were so many things to think about with Baker Mayfield this week. Overall, he performed well against a really bad defense. Despite that bad defense, though, Mayfield made some incredible throws with pinpoint precision, threading the needle. It’s almost as if the higher the degree of difficulty, the more he thrived.
  • Then came the wide open receivers on shorter routes. Mayfield overthrew Rashard Higgins for a gimme touchdown. He missed Jarvis Landry and Kareem Hunt in the flat — he did connect for a first down on the next play after the Landry miss, but the Hunt one led to a turnover on downs. How do you make sense of the points Mayfield and the Browns’ offense missed out on if he would’ve converted those easy throws, vs. the points he helped the team get with his exceptional throws?
  • Overall, at least we can say that it was a solid game from a decision-making standpoint from Mayfield, and I still love the guy.

Running Back

Player Plays % Stats
Player Plays % Stats
Nick Chubb 41 61% 19 carries, 144 yards (7.6 YPC), 1 TD. 3 catches, 32 yards (3 targets).
Kareem Hunt 28 42% 10 carries, 62 yards (6.2 YPC). 0 catches (2 targets).
D'Ernest Johnson 3 4% No stats registered.
  • Nick Chubb continues to be unstoppable, and this week he had a bigger workload than Kareem Hunt. Chubb averaged 7.6 YPC, and was involved in the receiving game more, including two screen passes — one of which sealed the victory on a 3rd-and-11 for Cleveland. Chubb received a grade of 88.2 from PFF.
  • Something is a little off with the receiving chemistry between Mayfield and Hunt. Mayfield missed him open in the flat, and also missed him on the wheel route.

Wide Receiver

Player Plays % Stats
Player Plays % Stats
Rashard Higgins 41 61% 1 catch, 15 yards (2 targets).
Jarvis Landry 41 61% 8 catches, 143 yards (11 targets), 1 TD.
KhaDarel Hodge 29 43% 3 catches, 31 yards (3 targets).
Donovan Peoples-Jones 11 16% No stats registered.
Taywan Taylor 9 13% 0 catches (1 target).
  • The stars aligned perfectly for a big day for Jarvis Landry this week: after 3 games of bad weather, combined with Jacksonville’s bad defense, he was due for a big game, and he delivered. He also had his first touchdown pass of the season, and he received the highest grade on offense from PFF (94.5).
  • I definitely need to offer my apologies a little to KhaDarel Hodge for not giving him more credit earlier this season. The guy is Mr. Solid 2.0, like another version of Rashard Higgins. You can see the trust that Mayfield has in him too, including when he fired a fourth down pass to him — and Hodge held on while keeping his knee in bounds for a crucial first down. Hodge received a grade of 79.8 from PFF.
  • Taywan Taylor played 9 snaps and was targeted once; it was a tough catch at the sideline, but he couldn’t haul it in.

Tight End

Player Plays % Stats
Player Plays % Stats
Austin Hooper 47 70% 2 catches, 13 yards (2 targets). 1 TD.
Harrison Bryant 42 63% 1 catch, 13 yards (2 targets).
David Njoku 40 60% No stats registered.
Stephen Carlson 3 4% 1 catch, 11 yards (1 target).
  • The tight ends weren’t involved too much in the passing game, and David Njoku wasn’t involved as a receiver at all. The story at the position here is Harrison Bryant suddenly hitting a roadblock. He fumbled to begin the third quarter — his second fumble of the season — and also dropped a touchdown pass later in the game. Hopefully he can snap out of his funk.
  • PFF graded Njoku at a 47, while Bryant was graded at a 43. Stephen Carlson had a catch on one of his three snaps.

Offensive Line

Player Plays % Stats
Player Plays % Stats
Joel Bitonio 67 100%
JC Tretter 67 100%
Wyatt Teller 67 100%
Jack Conklin 67 100%
Jedrick Wills Jr. 64 97%
Kendall Lamm 3 4%
  • A week after showing some inconsistency, Jedrick Wills was back to his solid self. According to PFF, Wills “looked like a stalwart at left tackle,” surrendering nothing in pass-protection.
  • Wyatt Teller gave up a sack on the first offensive snap, but that ended up being the only time Mayfield was hit all game. Per PFF, the Jaguars’ pass-rush “never affected Mayfield, generating pressure on only 12.5% of his dropbacks (eight total pressures).”
  • JC Tretter was flagged a couple of times and ended up with a grade of 55.5.