Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 11/7/12
Last week: 28 (+0) Record: 2-7 Once again the Browns played a team close and came up short this week. Against Baltimore, they actually scored more frequently than the Ravens, scoring 5 field goals, which Baltimore just scored 4 times, though they got 3 touchdowns and a field goal. The Browns imploded once they got into field goal range thanks to some bad play calling. They also had a touchdown wiped off the board by a penalty. They’ve been competitive in every game. They led the Giants 14-0 early before losing 41-27. All of the rest of their games have been decided by 10 points or less and in several games they were one play away from winning. Josh Gordon dropped an easy touchdown in a 4 point loss to the Colts and Greg Little did the same in a 7 point loss to the Ravens in their first meeting. They have some nice pieces, but you have to wonder if Head Coach Pat Shurmur will make it to next season with a new ownership and front office coming in. I still think they’re not a team to be taken lightly going forward, much like the Dolphins last season, who started 0-7, but finished 6-3. Their schedule gives them two easy home games against Washington and Kansas City and a winnable road game in Oakland in the 2nd part of their schedule after their bye. Studs LT Joe Thomas: Didn’t allow a pressure on 44 pass block snaps, run blocked for 2 yards on 1 attempt LG John Greco: Didn’t allow a pressure on 44 pass block snaps, run blocked for 1 yards on 2 attempts, 1 penalty C Alex Mack: Allowed 1 quarterback hit on 44 pass block snaps, run blocked for 51 yards on 11 attempts RT Mitchell Schwartz: Allowed 2 quarterback hurries 44 pass block snaps, run blocked for 5 yards on 2 attempts CB Sheldon Brown: Allowed 1 catch for 5 yards on 4 attempts, 3 solo tackles, 1 stop LOLB Kaluka Maiava: Didn’t allow a catch on 1 attempt, 1 pass deflection, 4 solo tackles, 3 stops, 1 penalty SS TJ Ward: Didn’t allow a catch on 1 attempt, 3 solo tackles, 2 assists, 2 stops, 1 penalty LE Jabaal Sheard: 1 sack and 1 quarterback hurry on 23 pass rush snaps, 6 solo tackles, 1 assist, 5 stops Duds QB Brandon Weeden: 20 of 37 for 176 yards and 2 interceptions, 4 throw aways, 2 drops, 61.4 adjusted QB rating, pressured on 12 of 40 drop backs (1 sack, 1 scramble, 3 of 10, 2 interceptions, 3 throw aways, 1 drop) RB Trent Richardson: Rushed for 105 yards (55 after contact) on 25 carries, 6 broken tackles, 1 fumble, allowed 1 quarterback hurry on 4 pass block snaps, caught 6 passes for 31 yards on 8 attempts, 1 drop FB Alex Smith: Caught 3 passes for 8 yards on 4 attempts, 3.0 YAC per catch, 1 drop, allowed 1 quarterback hurry on 9 pass block snaps WR Josh Gordon: Caught 2 passes for 38 yards on 3 attempts, 1.5 YAC per catch, 2 penalties TE Jordan Cameron: Didn’t catch a pass on 2 attempts on 12 pass snaps, 1 interception when thrown to, 1 penalty CB Joe Haden: Allowed 5 catches for 88 yards and a touchdown on 8 attempts, 1 pass deflection, 4 solo tackles, 1 penalty
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