CLEVELAND BROWNS POSTGAME NOTES 11-20-11
Running back Chris Ogbonnaya recorded his first career 100-yard rushing performance as he totaled 115 yards on 21 carries, including his first career touchdown. He rushed for 98 yards in the second half, including a career-long rush of 40 yards. His one-yard score in the second quarter was the Browns’ first rushing touchdown since running back Peyton Hillis recorded two at Indianapolis on September 18. It was the first 100-yard rushing performance by a Brown since Hillis recorded 108 at Buffalo on December 12, 2010.
Wide receiver Joshua Cribbs recorded three receptions for 20 yards and one touchdown. He has three receiving touchdowns in the last four games. He has set career highs this season with 28 receptions, 258 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns. Cribbs is the first Brown with at least four touchdown receptions in a season since 2007 when Braylon Edwards (16) and Kellen Winslow (5) accomplished the feat.
Rookie wide receiver Greg Little recorded a team-leading five receptions for 59 yards. He leads the team this season with 42 receptions and 438 receiving yards. Little leads all NFL rookies in receptions this season.
Defensive back Joe Haden recorded three pass defenses. He now has a team-leading 16 on the season after entering the game third in the NFL with 13. He has six pass breakups in the last two games and has three games this season with at least three pass breakups.
With the win the Browns improved to 3-3 at home this season and 5-9 all-time against Jacksonville.
Quarterback Colt McCoy completed 17 of 24 (70.8%) passes for 199 yards with one touchdown, one interception and a 92.2 rating. Over the last two games, McCoy has completed 37 of 51 (72.5%) passes.
Wide receiver Jordan Norwood recorded a career-long reception of 51 yards, which was the third-longest play of the season for the Browns.
Defensive back Usama Young recorded a career-high and team-leading 10 tackles, surpassing his previous best of seven set against Green Bay on November 24, 2009 as a member of the New Orleans Saints.
Rookie defensive lineman Phil Taylor recorded a career-best nine tackles, while fellow rookie defensive lineman Jabaal Sheard totaled two tackles and one sack. Sheard is second on the team this season with 3.5 sacks trailing only Taylor’s 4.0.
Defensive back Sheldon Brown has played in 154 consecutive regular season games, a figure which currently ranks sixth among all active defensive players.
Offensive lineman Joe Thomas has started and played in each of the first 74 games of his career.
Today was the first time since September 19, 2010 in which kicker Phil Dawson did not make at least one field goal, snapping a franchise-best streak of 23 consecutive games with at least one field goal.