Browns Postgame Notes

·         Kicker Phil Dawson moved into a tie with Hall of Famer Lou Groza for first place on the Browns’ all-time career field goals made list with 234 following his 19-yard third quarter field goal. The pair rank tied for 35th all-time in league history in field goals made.

·         With 64 kickoff return yards today, wide receiver Joshua Cribbs passed Kevin Williams for eighth place on the NFL all-time career kickoff return yards list. Cribbs has now recorded 7,332 career kickoff return yards. His 34-yard kickoff return in the second quarter was a season-long.

·         Running back Peyton Hillis led the Browns with 28 rushing yards on 10 carries, while adding four receptions for 49 yards, including a 19-yard touchdown. Hillis has now scored a touchdown in all five games this season. He became the first Browns player to record a touchdown in five consecutive games since Earnest Byner did it in six straight in 1985.   The score was Hillis’ second career receiving touchdown, with his first coming on a one-yard pass against Miami on November 2, 2008 as a member of the Denver Broncos.

·         Dating back to 2009, the Browns defense has not allowed a rushing touchdown in seven consecutive games. Following Michael Turner’s 140 yard performance today, their streak of not allowing a 100-yard rusher was snapped after six games.

·         Quarterback Seneca Wallace completed 11 of 15 passes for 139 yards, one touchdown, no interceptions and a 124.0 quarterback rating before missing the second half with an ankle injury. The 124.0 rating is the second-highest in his career, with his best a 128.9 against New England on December 7, 2008, as a member of the Seattle Seahawks. In 17 career starts, he has posted a passer rating of 100 or better in six games, including two this season.

·         Linebacker Scott Fujita recorded a sack and forced a fumble. Fujita has 21.5 career sacks and 13 career forced fumbles. He has now recorded a strip-sack in back to back games.

·         Linebacker Marcus Benard’s sack today gives him a team-high 3.5 for the season. He has seven sacks in 10 career games and has registered at least half a sack in five of his last six games.

·         Defensive back T.J. Ward blocked a 30-yard field goal attempt in the second quarter. It was the second straight game in which Cleveland has blocked a field goal, with linebacker Scott Fujita turning away a 44-yard attempt against Cincinnati last week.

·         Linebacker Matt Roth recorded a career-high eight tackles. His previous career-best was seven at Cincinnati on November 29, 2009.

·         Punter Reggie Hodges booted five punts for 234 yards with a net average of 41.2. Today marked the third straight game where he has finished with a net average of 41.0 or better. His 57 yard punt today was a season-best.

·         Defensive lineman Kenyon Coleman recovered a fumble and has three in the past two games. He added four tackles today.

·         Defensive back Sheldon Brown has appeared in all 133 regular season games in his career, which began with Philadelphia in 2002. His streak is the second-longest among all active defensive backs.

·         Tight end Robert Royal appeared in his 100th career regular season contest today. He recorded two receptions for 13 yards.

·         Offensive lineman Joe Thomas has started all 53 career games at left tackle and has not missed an offensive snap since joining the Browns as the third overall pick in the 2007 draft.

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