Browns-Jags Post Game Notes

· The Browns’ defense forced a season-high six turnovers today (four interceptions and two fumbles), including five in the second half. It was their most in a single game since 2002 when they recorded six against New Orleans on November 24. The Browns’ turnover ratio over the last four games is +10.

· The Browns’ registered a season-high four sacks today.

· Running back Peyton Hillis totaled a game-high 95 receiving yards on six receptions with one touchdown and added 48 rushing yards. He has scored a touchdown in every game this season except one (at Pittsburgh, 10/17). His team-leading 10 total touchdowns are the most by a Brown since 2007, when Braylon Edwards (16) and Jamal Lewis (11) each reached double-digits. He tied a career-long with a 47-yard reception, matching a mark set against Miami on November 2, 2008 as a member of the Denver Broncos. Hillis leads the Browns in rushing yards (774) and receptions (40),

· Rookie quarterback Colt McCoy completed 17 of 28 passes for 241 yards with one touchdown and one interception. His streak of consecutive attempts without an interception was snapped at 98 on the Browns’ final offensive play of the game. He added a career-high 39 rushing yards on four attempts. McCoy leads the Browns this season with 975 passing yards.

· The Browns have not given up a touchdown on their opening possession in 23 consecutive regular season games, which currently stands as the longest active streak in the NFL. In addition, the Browns have allowed just 19 first quarter points on the year.

· The Browns orchestrated their longest drive of the season in terms of yards and time of possession when they drove 92 yards on 16 plays, consuming 9:57. Cleveland was four for four on third downs during the drive and capped it off with an 11-yard touchdown pass to running back Peyton Hillis.

· Defensive back Abram Elam tied for the team lead with six tackles and recorded an interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery, which he returned 18 yards for a touchdown. His fumble return for a touchdown was the Browns first since Daven Holly returned one 40 yards for a score against Tampa Bay on December 25, 2006. The interception was his first of the season and second of his career. It was his second career touchdown, as he took his first career interception 92 yards for a touchdown at Buffalo on November 2, 2008 as a member of the New York Jets.

· Linebacker Marcus Benard recorded a sack and has a team-leading 6.5 on the season. He has 10 sacks in 15 career games.

· Rookie defensive back Joe Haden recorded his team-leading third interception of the season. It marked his second consecutive game with an interception.

· Rookie defensive back T.J. Ward recorded his first two career interceptions. He is the first Browns rookie to record a multi-interception game since Anthony Henry registered two against Baltimore on December 16, 2001. Ward is second Brown to have two interceptions in a game this season joining linebacker David Bowens. since and the first rookie to do it since

· Linebacker Chris Gocong recovered a career-high two fumbles. He previously had one career fumble recovery.

· Defensive lineman Kenyon Coleman registered his second sack of the season and 12th of his career. Defensive lineman Ahtyba Rubin registered his second sack of the season and linebacker Matt Roth and defensive lineman Shaun Rogers shared a sack. Roth now has 19 in his career, while Rogers has 36.5.

· Rookie Shawn Lauvao made his first NFL start, opening the game at right guard.

· Defensive back Eric King, running back Clifton Smith and offensive lineman Steve Vallos all made their Cleveland Browns debut today.

· Defensive back Sheldon Brown has appeared in all 138 regular season games in his career, which began with Philadelphia in 2002. His streak is the second-longest among all active defensive backs.

· Offensive lineman Joe Thomas has started all 58 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.

· The Browns have recorded 20 or more points in four consecutive games for the first time since 2008.

· When kicker Phil Dawson missed wide right on a 51-yard field goal in the second quarter, it snapped his streak of 13 straight successful field goals.

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2 Responses to “Browns-Jags Post Game Notes”

  1. Dan B. says:

    Are you kidding me!!!!!! It was not the 1 yard run that sealded our fate it was the 70y rd. run before. How many players had a chance to tackle Drew? 5! Pathetic. All the great work and effort we have seen the last 5 weeks is down the drain. That was Tampa Bay Creamsicle Bucs performance there. That was not on Mangini, that was the players not living up to what is expected of them!

  2. Denolakes says:

    This is the fourth 4th quarter lead that has disappeared into a loss. It was pretty obvious what the defense was doing — stacking 8 in the box and having little to no respect for the WRs — who still could not get open. The OL played very poorly. But, they could have adjusted the plays being called, too. Quick outs & shovel passes seem to be a possible solution. Just poor offensive play all around.

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