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Browns’ offensive snap counts, stats, and notes: Week 14 - Joe Flacco brings that elite factor

Cleveland’s running backs also thrived, according to PFF.

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Below, we analyze the snap counts and stats on offense for the Cleveland Browns’ Week 14 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Week 14 Offensive Snap Counts

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Pos Player Plays % Stats
QB Joe Flacco 74 97% 26-of-45 (%) for 311 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT, 1 fumble lost.
QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson 2 3% 1 carry, 5 yards.
Pos Player Plays % Stats
RB Jerome Ford 43 57% 12 carries, 51 yards (4.3 YPC). 5 catches, 31 yards (6 targets).
RB Kareem Hunt 28 37% 10 carries, 27 yards (2.7 YPC), 1 TD. 1 catch, 3 yards (1 target).
RB Pierre Strong 5 7% 1 carry, 0 yards (0.0 YPC).
Pos Player Plays % Stats
WR Amari Cooper 64 84% 7 catches, 77 yards (14 targets).
WR Elijah Moore 53 70% 3 catches, 42 yards (6 targets).
WR Charles Tillman 46 61% 2 catches, 23 yards (4 targets).
WR David Bell 7 9% 1 catch, 41 yards (3 targets), 1 TD.
Pos Player Plays % Stats
TE David Njoku 62 82% 6 catches, 91 yards (8 targets), 2 TD.
TE Harrison Bryant 27 36% No stats registered.
TE Jordan Akins 12 22% 1 catch, 3 yards (1 target).
Pos Player Plays % Stats
OL Geron Christian 76 100%
OL Joel Bitonio 76 100%
OL Wyatt Teller 76 100%
OL James Hudson 76 100%
OL Nick Harris 69 91%
OL Michael Dunn 11 14%
OL Ethan Pocic 8 11%
OL Leroy Watson 5 7%
LB Anthony Walker 2 3%
  • QB: In just two games, we’re getting “elite” Joe Flacco. Crazy. Granted, we know the Jaguars’ pass defense is crap, but we’re seeing a lot of good elements from Flacco. His decision-making, accuracy, and ability to push the ball down the field is suddenly flipping the script to now we’re loving the offense and questioning the defense, to a degree. Flacco had a lapse on the play where he didn’t sense the free rusher and fumbled the ball, but other than that, he played a great game. PFF graded him out to a 68.6, fifth-highest on offense. Dorian Thompson-Robinson also had two snaps, adding an extra wrinkle to the offense.
  • RB: Even though I’m still on my soap box about Jerome Ford not picking the right holes or stringing runs out too far at times, he was the Browns’ top-graded player by PFF (76.1). He did very well catching the ball on swing passes from Flacco, where he could use his speed to run toward the outside and get those easy 6- to 7-yards. Kareem Hunt’s productivity continued to be in grinding out short yardage, and he also had a touchdown on the ground.
  • WR: It was nice to see David Bell find the end zone on a broken coverage. That’s the great thing about Flacco being in there too — it feels like any receiver on the field is a threat to get the ball at any given point. Amari Cooper led the Browns with 14 targets.
  • TE: Last week, Harrison Bryant was the hot hand at receiver. He didn’t see a target this week, but David Njoku got in on the action early and often, having a two-touchdown performance and the type of downfield action we’ve craved from him for years. The tight end screens were the things that weren’t effective with him this week. Njoku graded out to a 71.5 by PFF, third-highest on offense.
  • OL: Before the game, we learned that Dawand Jones was headed to IR for the season, and now after the game, we’ve learned that Jedrick Wills is done for the season too. Geron Christian and James Hudson have to hold the fort down. Nick Harris did an admirable job filling in at center for Ethan Pocic.