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Browns-Bears Postgame Notes - Dec. 15

Posted Dec 15, 2013

The postgame notes from Sunday's Browns-Bears game at FirstEnergy Stadium.

WR Josh Gordon registered a team-high 67 receiving yards on three catches, including a 43-yard touchdown. Gordon is the first Browns player with at least one touchdown catch in five consecutive games since WR Paul Warfield in 1976. Gordon has six touchdowns during that five-game span.  He extended his Browns season record to 1,467 yards in 12 games. Gordon entered the game leading the NFL in yards per catch and now averages 19.8 per grab this season. Thirteen of Gordon’s 14 career touchdowns have come from 20-plus yards. In addition, his 2,272 receiving yards are the most by any player in their first 28 games as a Brown.

MOST RECEIVING YARDS BY A BROWN, SEASON

1. Josh Gordon (2013)-1,467

2. Braylon Edwards (2007)-1,289

3. Webster Slaughter (1989)-1,236

MOST RECEIVING YARDS IN FIRST 28 GAMES WITH THE BROWNS

1. Josh Gordon (WR)-2,271

2. Kellen Winslow (TE)-1,692

3. Mac Speedie (WR)-1,597

TE Jordan Cameron leads the team with 75 receptions and WR Josh Gordon is second with 74. The duo ranks seventh and eighth all-time, respectively, in Browns history for receptions in a season.

MOST RECEPTIONS BY A BROWN, SEASON

1. Kellen Winslow (2006)-89

1. Ozzie Newsome (1984)-89

3. Ozzie Newsome (1983)-89

4. Kevin Johnson (2001)-84

5. Kellen Winslow (2007)-82

6. Braylon Edwards (2007)-80

7. Jordan Cameron (2013)-75

8. Josh Gordon (2013)-74

DB Tashaun Gipson recorded his first career multiple-interception game (2), including one he returned 44 yards for his first career touchdown. He has a career-high four interceptions on the year, tied for the team lead. Gipson’s two interceptions helped lead to 10 points for the Browns.

DB T.J. Ward recorded his second touchdown of the season after recovering a third-quarter fumble and racing 51 yards for the score. Ward registered a 44-yard interception return for a touchdown in a 37-24 win vs. Buffalo on Oct. 3.

The Browns have four defensive scores this season, their most in a season since recording five in 2001.

This marked the first time Browns scored a touchdown on an interception and a fumble recovery in the same game since a 51-0 victory over the Steelers on Sept. 10, 1989.

Cleveland’s defense registered two sacks and has 39 on the season, surpassing last year’s total of 38.

Making his NFL debut, RB Edwin Baker totaled eight carries for 38 yards including his first career touchdown on a 2-yard score. He added four receptions for 46 yards.

LB Jabaal Sheard recorded a sack and has a team-leading 5.5 on the season. He has a sack in each of the past three games, tying a career-long stretch. Sheard, who has led the club in sacks in each of the past two seasons, has 21 in his career.

The Browns scored in all four quarters and have scored in each of their last 13.

The Browns did not allow a sack for the first time this season. The last time the Browns didn’t allow a sack was at Indianapolis on Oct. 21, 2012.

LT Joe Thomas extended his consecutive-snaps streak to 6,795, the longest active stretch in the league. Thomas has started all 110 games and hasn’t missed an offensive play since being selected by the Browns with the third overall pick in the 2007 draft.

C Alex Mack has started and played in each of the first 78 games of his career. He hasn’t missed an offensive snap during his career, a stretch of 4,870 plays.

Appearing in his fourth NFL contest, rookie OL Garrett Gilkey played his first career offensive snaps, seeing time at left guard.

K Billy Cundiff recorded two touchbacks on kickoffs. He has 37 on the season, the most in franchise history. He also connected on a field goal from 35 and yards to improve to 19 of 24 on the season.

BROWNS MOST TOUCHBACKS ON KICKOFFS, SEASON

1. Billy Cundiff (2013) 37 of 57, 64.9 percent

2. Phil Dawson (2012) 30 of 75, 40.0 percent

3. Matt Stover (1993) 21 of 64, 32.8 percent

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