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Browns’ offensive snap counts, stats, and notes: Week 5

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Below, we analyze the snap counts and stats on offense for the Cleveland Browns’ Week 5 sport towards the Los Angeles Chargers.

Quarterback

Pos Player Plays % Stats
Pos Player Plays % Stats
QB Baker Mayfield 72 100% 23-of-32 (71.8%) for 305 yards, 2 TD. 2 rushes, 8 yards.
  • Baker Mayfield was a lot better this week together with his efficiency, finishing 71.8% of his passes, and that proportion would’ve been nearer to 90% if it weren’t for the final drive the place he clocked the ball and was throwing up lengthy/Hail Mary passes.
  • A number of the passes had been short-range passes with receivers gaining yards after the catch. But Mayfield additionally accomplished downfield passes properly too, and his decision-making remained on-point. With the assistance of the working sport, Mayfield helped lead a scoring drive on practically each drive that he presumably may. On those the place he didn’t, what else may he do? The first one which involves thoughts is the turnover on downs, a move that he placed on the cash to Odell Beckham however was dropped. In the second half, two drives stalled back-to-back due to holding penalties that actually can’t be placed on Mayfield.

Running Back

Pos Player Plays % Stats
Pos Player Plays % Stats
RB Nick Chubb 40 56% 21 carries, 161 yards (7.7 YPC), 1 TD. 1 catch, 9 yards (1 goal).
RB Kareem Hunt 32 44% 12 carries, 61 yards (5.1 YPC), 2 TD. 5 catches, 28 yards (6 targets).
RB Andy Janovich 6 8% No stats registered.
  • Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt had been excellent, combining for over 200 yards dashing. It’s a rattling disgrace to see a crew run the ball in addition to Cleveland did and not have a victory to indicate for it.
  • Per PFF, about 144 of Chubb’s 161 dashing yards got here after contact. Chubb and Hunt mixed to power 12 missed tackles.
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Wide Receiver

Pos Player Plays % Stats
Pos Player Plays % Stats
WR Odell Beckham 58 81% 2 catches, 20 yards (3 targets).
WR Donovan Peoples-Jones 49 68% 5 catches, 70 yards (6 targets).
WR Rashard Higgins 34 47% 3 catches, 29 yards (5 targets).
WR Anthony Schwartz 9 12% 0 catches (1 goal).
WR Demtric Felton 3 4% No stats registered.
  • Odell Beckham noticed probably the most reps at receiver, however was nearly a non-factor on the stat sheet on Cleveland’s explosive day of offense. Granted, I’m certain he drew some coverages — Rashard Higgins was large open on his landing seize as a result of two defenders shadowed Beckham — however that key fourth down drop within the first half looms giant. It jogged my memory of when he dropped a fourth down move towards the Ravens in final 12 months’s opener.
  • Donovan Peoples-Jones had his most energetic day of the season, catching 5 passes for 70 yards.
  • Anthony Schwartz had a shot at a protracted move down the proper sideline. Mayfield appeared to place the ball proper on the cash in stride, however Schwartz slowed up a tad as he was extra busy attempting to hand-fight with the trailing defensive again.
  • Demetric Felton performed 3 snaps and was not focused.

Tight End

Pos Player Plays % Stats
Pos Player Plays % Stats
TE Austin Hooper 52 72% 1 2-point conversion.
TE David Njoku 46 64% 7 catches, 149 yards (7 targets), 1 TD.
TE Harrison Bryant 31 43% No stats registered.
  • Austin Hooper didn’t see a goal throughout common motion, however caught a shuffle move over the center for a two-point conversion.
  • David Njoku had a breakout and profession day, catching 7 passes for 149 yards and 1 landing, together with a 71-yard catch-and-run. Njoku has been nice for over a 12 months now, and I’d like to see the Browns make the most of the mismatches with him extra typically.
  • Harrison Bryant was flagged for one of many drive-killing holding penalties.

Offensive Line

Pos Player Plays % Stats
Pos Player Plays % Stats
OL Blake Hance 72 100%
OL Joel Bitonio 72 100%
OL JC Tretter 72 100%
OL Wyatt Teller 72 100%
OL Jack Conklin 51 71%
OL James Hudson 21 29%
  • Blake Hance made his first profession begin and did a really admirable job, particularly contemplating he was going up towards Joey Bosa.
  • Per PFF, “the Browns’ offensive line played their best game in pass protection, as they combined to allow just three pressures and no sacks.”
  • PFF awarded the very best pass-rushing grades of the sport to RT Jack Conklin and RG Wyatt Teller. LG Joel Bitonio earned the very best run-blocking grade in his one centesimal profession begin. It was additionally C JC Tretter’s one centesimal profession sport.
  • James Hudson got here in aid for Conklin at proper sort out, who left with a knee damage. Fingers crossed that Conklin’s damage isn’t too critical.