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Breaking down the snap counts for the Cleveland Browns against the Seattle Seahawks

With several Browns out with injury, who stepped up and played more against the Seahawks?

The Browns dropped to 3-11 on the season in Seattle Sunday afternoon, losing to the Seahawks 30-13. After a promising 15-play opening drive that ate up nearly seven minutes of clock and culminated in a Johnny Manziel to Gary Barnidge touchdown pass, the Browns were outscored 30-6.

Manziel completed 19-of-32 passes for 161 yards, threw a touchdown and an interception. He ran twice for 17 yards. His receivers didn’t do him many favors with a few key drops, nor did the running game do much of anything.

Duke Johnson had a nice 39-yard scamper, but carried the ball just 4 times on the day. Crowell had 9 carries and averaged less than 3 yards per. Once again the Browns did not make much of an effort in the second half to get the running game going, rushing just 7 times with Manziel scrambling for 2 of those carries. Pryor got 1 rush on the most predictable wildcat run in some time. The Seahawks weren’t fooled and Pryor lost a yard.

John Greco was injured early in the game and was replaced by Cam Erving. Marlon Moore had just one catch for 20 yards, but came to play with several nice blocks from the WR spot.

Offensive Snaps   
POS Player Plays %
OT Schwartz 55 100
OG Greco 2 4
C Mack 55 100
OT Thomas 55 100
OG Erving 53 96
OT Pasztor 55 100
       
QB Manziel 55 100
       
TE Barnidge 49 89
TE Dray 18 33
TE Bibbs 4 7
       
WR Benjamin 52 95
WR Gabriel 46 84
WR Moore 24 44
WR Pryor 15 27
WR Bowe 12 22
       
RB Crowell 25 45
RB D. Johnson 30 55

Defensively, the Browns gave up 182 rushing yards to a bunch of running backs only the most die-hard football fans would recognize. Russell Wilson was efficient, throwing for 249 yards and 3 touchdowns.

The Browns could not get Seattle off the field on third down. The Seahawks converted on 9-of-12 third downs. 

Defensive Snaps   
POS Player Plays %
LB Dansby 71 100
LB Robertson 38 54
LB Orchard 36 51
LB Kruger 40 56
LB Kirksey 35 49
LB Mingo 20 28
       
FS Gipson 69 97
FS Whitner 68 96
       
CB T. Williams 69 97
CB Desir 11 15
CB Bademosi 30 42
CB Gaines 69 97
DB Poyer 9 13
       
DL Shelton 36 51
DL Starks 26 37
DL D. Bryant 39 55
DL A. Bryant 28 39
DL Cooper 32 45
DL Hughes 29 41
DL Meder 26 37

Several changes on special teams this week, including a new kick returner. Mostert took advantage of the opportunity averaging nearly 32 yards a return, including a nice 53 yarder.

Surprisingly, Marlon Moore played zero snaps on special teams. He was heavily involved in the offense with all of the injuries. 

Special Teams   
POS Player Plays %
OT Schwartz 3 13
OG Greco 2 9
WR Benjamin 1 4
TE Barnidge 3 13
OT Thomas 2 9
FS Poyer 20 91
TE Dray 9 39
OT Pasztor 3 13
OG Erving 1 4
CB Desir 4 17
DE D. Bryant 6 26
LB Dansby 6 26
CB T. Williams 6 26
SS Campbell 15 65
LB Robertson 14 61
DL Shelton 3 13
DL A. Bryant 16 73
CB K. Williams 1 5
DE Hughes 6 26
LB Kirksey 14 61
DL Meder 9 39
LB Orchard 1 4
LB Mingo 20 87
FS Poyer 20 87
CB Bademosi 15 65
LB Carder 19 83
DB Jones 20 87
LS Hughlett 6 26
P Lee 6 26
K Coons 7 30
RB Mostert 14 61

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