|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.
|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.
Nick Chubb since Week 10:— PFF (@PFF) November 30, 2020
414 rushing yards (2nd)
273 yards after contact (2nd)
18 missed tackles forced (1st) pic.twitter.com/uF21LPX3hQ
- 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.
|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.
|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.
|Jedrick Wills Jr.||64||97%|
- 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.