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Browns-Bengals Post Game Notes

·         Rookie quarterback Colt McCoy finished 19 of 25 passing for 243 yards with two touchdowns, no interceptions and a 132.6 rating. It was his first career game with multiple touchdown passes as he now has five career touchdown passes. His rating was the second-highest by a Browns rookie, trailing only Charlie Frye’s 136.7 set against Jacksonville in 2005. McCoy’s rating was also the 21st highest ever by a Brown in a single-game and the best since Brady Quinn registered a 133.1 rating last season at Detroit (11/22). McCoy has posted a rating of 100 or better in two of his six career starts.

·         McCoy’s 76 percent completion percentage was the highest by a Browns quarterback this season.

·         Tight end Benjamin Watson tallied a game-high seven receptions for 92 yards. With 674 receiving yards on the season, Watson joins Milt Morin, Ozzie Newsome and Kellen Winslow as the only Browns tight ends to reach 600 receiving yards in a season. Watson’s 674 yards this season also surpasses his previous best of 643 set in 2006, as a member of the New England Patriots.

·         Wide receiver Brian Robiskie totaled a career-high 82 receiving yards on five receptions, including a 46-yard touchdown reception, the first of his career.

·         Rookie defensive back T.J. Ward recorded eight tackles and leads the club with 96 on the season. The last rookie to lead the Browns in tackles was linebacker Wali Rainer in 1999.

·         Ward also leads the club with 18 special teams tackles, including two today. No player has led the Browns in both defensive and special teams tackles since their return in 1999.

·         The Browns took the game’s opening possession 75 yards on six plays, capped off by a 20-yard touchdown pass from Colt McCoy to tight end Robert Royal. It was Royal’s first touchdown since the season opener last year and the 14th score of his career.

·         Defensive lineman Ahtyba Rubin registered a game-high and career-best 10 tackles surpassing his previous high of nine set twice.

·         With two receptions today, running back Peyton Hillis has recorded a team-leading 59 this season which is tied for seventh most all-time by a Browns running back. Greg Pruitt holds the team record for catches by a running back with 65 set in 1981.

·         Linebacker Matt Roth notched a career-high nine tackles, surpassing his previous best of eight which he accomplished twice previously.

·         Defensive lineman Kenyon Coleman collected a season-high nine tackles today.  His previous best was eight stops on November 14 against the Jets.

·         The Browns were called for three penalties today and have registered just 34 in their last nine contests (3.8 average).

·         Cleveland has shut out its opponent in the first quarter of each of the last three games as the Browns have allowed just 26 first quarter points all season. Over the last eight games, Cleveland has outscored its opponents 54-13 in the opening frame.

·         With five punts today, Reggie Hodges registered two inside the 10 yard line and no touchbacks. He has 15 punts inside the 10 this season. Over the last nine games, he has totaled 19 punts inside the 20 and no touchbacks. His last touchback was in Week 5 on October 10 against Atlanta.

·         Defensive back Sheldon Brown has appeared in all 142 regular season games in his career, which began with Philadelphia in 2002. His streak is the second-longest among all active defensive backs, trailing only Tampa Bay’s Ronde Barber.

·         Offensive lineman Joe Thomas has started all 62 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.

·         Wide receiver Demetrius Williams made his Browns debut today. He joined the club on October 26 as a free agent as was inactive the previous six contests.

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One Response to “Browns-Bengals Post Game Notes”

  1. […] Benjamin Watson vs. CB Chris Carr/Ravens LB’s:  Last week against Cincinnati, “Watson tallied a game high seven receptions for 92 yards.”  Watson leads the team in passing yards with 674 and is second on the team in receptions with 58. […]

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