Below, we analyze the snap counts and stats on offense for the Cleveland Browns’ Week 14 game against the Baltimore Ravens.
|QB||Baker Mayfield||83||100%||28-of-47 (59.6%) for 343 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT. 5 rushes, 23 yards, 1 TD.|
- This was another strong outing for Baker Mayfield, who didn’t have the best completion percentage but delivered time after time in key situations — converting fourth down throws, running for important yardage, and even showing no fear after being caught for an interception for the first time since Week 7.
- It’s funny how earlier this season, we were still debating whether Mayfield could be an elite quarterback in this league. These last several weeks show you why the marriage of Kevin Stefanski and Mayfield has worked so perfectly. The level of comfort that Mayfield has gained in this offense is impeccable, an he is playing so free and smart.
|RB||Nick Chubb||44||53%||17 carries, 82 yards (4.8 YPC), 2 TD. 2 catches, 21 yards (2 targets).|
|RB||Kareem Hunt||39||47%||6 carries, 33 yards (5.5 YPC), 1 TD. 6 catches, 77 yards (7 targets), 1 TD.|
|RB||Andy Janovich||9||11%||0 catches (1 target).|
- Unless they’re facing the Cowboys, the Browns are not a team that lines up against the opposition and says, “We’re going to do power running for ten straight plays and move the pile each time.” It’s all about the brilliant mix-up of play-calling by Stefanski, combined with the running backs’ abilities on display. Chubb and Hunt combined for 115 yards on the ground, but they were very effective when they ran.
- Hunt had a particularly big day as a receiver, catching 6 passes for 77 yards, including the one with about a minute to go to tie things up. This is not critical of Hunt at all, but hindsight almost says that you wish Hunt hadn’t scored so quickly, allowing Baltimore the opportunity to set up that last-second field goal.
- The Browns tried to get a pass to Andy Janovich, but he couldn’t haul it in. One of these weeks, you have to think Stefanski will try to find a way to scheme a play open to him.
|WR||Jarvis Landry||76||92%||6 catches, 52 yards (9 targets). 1-of-1 for 12 yards.|
|WR||Rashard Higgins||69||83%||6 catches, 68 yards (10 target), 1 TD.|
|WR||Donovan Peoples-Jones||58||70%||3 catches 74 yards (5 targets).|
|WR||JaMarcus Bradley||4||5%||No stats registered.|
- You know the Browns’ receivers will be coached up a bit about their ball handling. Rashard Higgins fumbled on back-to-back plays in the first quarter, and Jarvis Landry also fumbled. Against the odds, Cleveland retained possession on all three fumbles.
- Jarvis Landry threw another pass, showing poise despite a defender blasting him as he was about to throw it. Cleveland should continue to leverage the threat of Landry throwing the ball. Even if Mayfield fakes it to Landry in the flat, it could open something else up because defenses might be overly-prepared for it.
- Donovan Peoples-Jones continues to make big plays. He also caught a deflection for a two-point conversion.
|TE||Harrison Bryant||55||66%||3 catches, 18 yards (6 targets).|
|TE||David Njoku||51||61%||3 catches, 45 yards (4 targets).|
|TE||Stephen Carlson||10||12%||No stats registered.|
- With Austin Hooper out, David Njoku made some nice catches early, first on a screen play and then on two out-cutting routes. He had a chance to high point a ball in the end zone, but it went off his finger tips. Njoku, oddly enough, has had his two best games against Baltimore.
- Harrison Bryant was limited to 3 catches for 18 yards. At least he didn’t fumble.
|OL||Jedrick Wills Jr.||79||95%|
- Although he took a hit on the first offensive play, Baker Mayfield wasn’t sacked the entire game. He did take an intentional grounding penalty at one point, which proved to be costly.
- Wyatt Teller was the Browns’ highest-graded player on offense with a grade of 76.9. Teller and Jedrick Wills each missed some snaps due to ankle injuries, but returned to play through them. Chris Hubbard filled in both times.
- Look at how good the Browns’ offensive line has been this season: