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Browns-Redskins Postgame Notes

Posted Dec 16, 2012

Here are the postgame notes from Sunday's Browns-Redskins games at Cleveland Browns Stadium.

POSTGAME NOTES

Rookie running back Trent Richardson totaled 28 rushing yards with two touchdowns. His 11 rushing touchdowns, 12 total touchdowns and 72 points this season are all Browns rookie records, while his 897 rushing yards are the second-most by a Browns rookie. Richardson also caught three passes today to increase his seasonal total to 48, which leads the team and is tied for the fifth-most by a Browns rookie.

BROWNS SINGLE-SEASON ROOKIE RUSHING TOUCHDOWN LEADERS

1. Trent Richardson 2012 11

2. Jim Brown 1957 9

3. Travis Prentice 2000 7

Ron Johnson 1969 7

BROWNS SINGLE-SEASON ROOKIE TOUCHDOWN LEADERS (Player Year Rush Rec. Total)

1. Trent Richardson 2012 11 1 12

2. Eric Metcalf 1989 6 4 10

Jim Brown 1957 9 1 10

BROWNS SINGLE-SEASON ROOKIE SCORING LEADERS (Player Year Rush Rec. FG PAT Total Points)

1. Trent Richardson 2012 11 1 0 0 72

2. Jerry Kauric 1990 0 0 14 24 66

BROWNS SINGLE-SEASON ROOKIE RUSHING LEADERS

1. Jim Brown 1957 202 942

2. Trent Richardson 2012 247 897

3. William Green 2002 243 887

BROWNS SINGLE-SEASON ROOKIE RECEPTION LEADERS

1. Kevin Johnson 1999 66

2. Greg Little 2011 61

3. Eric Metcalf 1989 54

4. Paul Warfield 1964 52

5. Trent Richardson 2012 48

Derrick Alexander 1994 48

Richardson’s 11 rushing touchdowns are tied for the eight-most by a Brown in a single-season. He joins Jim Brown (five times), Leroy Kelly (twice) and Peyton Hillis as the only Browns to score 11 or more rushing touchdowns in a season.

MOST RUSHING TDs IN A SINGLE-SEASON - BROWNS

1. Jim Brown 1965 12 17

Jim Brown 1958 14 17

3. Leroy Kelly 1968 14 16

4. Leroy Kelly 1966 14 15

5. Jim Brown 1959 12 14

6. Jim Brown 1962 14 13

7. Jim Brown 1963 14 12

8. Trent Richardson 2012 14 11

Peyton Hillis 2010 16 11

Rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden threw for 244 yards, including a 69-yard touchdown pass to rookie wide receiver Travis Benjamin. The play was third-longest touchdown pass by a Browns rookie. On the season, Weeden’s 3,281 passing yards is the seventh-highest figure by a rookie in NFL history.

LONGEST TOUCHDOWN PASS BY A BROWNS ROOKIE

1. Tim Couch 11/28/99 Tennessee 78

2. Brandon Weeden 10/14/12 Cincinnati 71

3. Brandon Weeden 12/16/12 Washington 69

4. Bernie Kosar 10/13/85 at Houston 68

5. Tim Couch 10/3/99 New England 64

6. Brandon Weeden 10/7/12 at N.Y. Giants 62

MOST PASSING YARDS BY AN NFL ROOKIE

1. Cam Newton Carolina 2011 4,051

2. Andrew Luck Indianapolis 2012 3,978

3. Peyton Manning Indianapolis 1998 3,739

4. Sam Bradford St. Louis 2010 3,512

5. Matt Ryan Atlanta 2008 3,440

6. Andy Dalton Cincinnati 2011 3,398

7. Brandon Weeden Cleveland 2012 3,281

Rookie wide receiver Josh Gordon recorded three receptions for 27 yards. He leads the team with 759 receiving yards on the season, which is the fourth-highest figure by a Browns rookie.

BROWNS SINGLE-SEASON ROOKIE RECEIVING YARDAGE LEADERS

1. Kevin Johnson 1999 986

2. Paul Warfield 1964 920

3. Derrick Alexander 1994 828

4. Josh Gordon 2012 759

5. Greg Little 2011 709

Defensive back T.J. Ward recorded his first interception of the season and returned it 37 yards to the Washington 6-yard line, which set up a Richardson touchdown on the next play. It was Ward’s first interception since he totaled two at Jacksonville on November 21, 2010.

Defensive lineman Juqua Parker notched his team-leading sixth sack of the season. He has recorded a sack in three straight games and is the first Browns to accomplish that feat since Jabaal Sheard last season.

Linebacker D’Qwell Jackson recorded a game-high nine tackles to push his seasonal total to 106. This marks his fifth career 100-tackle campaign.

Joshua Cribbs returned seven kickoffs for 191 yards and two punts for 15 yards. He now has the fifth-most kickoff return yards in NFL history. In addition, he became just the sixth player in league history to total 12,000 or more career kick and punt return yards. Cribbs also added a team-high two special teams tackles today.

ALL-TIME NFL kickoff return YARDS LEADERS

1. Brian Mitchell 1990-2003 14,014

2. Allen Rossum 1998-2009 11,947

3. Mel Gray 1986-97 10,250

4. Dante Hall 2000-08 10,136

5. Joshua Cribbs 2005-12 9,913

6. Glyn Milburn 1993-2001 9,788

ALL-TIME NFL RETURN YARDS LEADERS (Punt, Kickoff, Total)

1. Brian Mitchell 1990-2003 4,999 14,014 19,013

2. Allen Rossum 1998-2009 3,056 11,947 15,003

3. Mel Gray 1986-97 2,753 10,250 13,003

4. Glyn Milburn 1993-2001 2,984 9,788 12,772

5. Dante Hall 2000-08 2,261 10,136 12,397

6. Joshua Cribbs 2005-12 2,136 9,913 12,049

Defensive lineman Jabaal Sheard registered his fifth sack of the year. He now has a sack in each of the last two games.

Defensive back Sheldon Brown appeared in his 173rd consecutive regular season game, a figure which currently ranks fifth among all defensive players. In the first quarter Brown deflected a pass that was intercepted by Ward. This is the second week in a row a deflected pass by Brown was intercepted by Cleveland.

Left tackle Joe Thomas has started and played in each of the first 94 games of his career, while center Alex Mack has started and played in each of the first 62 games of his career. Neither one of the two have missed an offensive snap during their career.

Tight end Jordan Cameron recorded three receptions for 34 yards, including a career-long 28 yard reception.

Rookie wide receiver Travis Benjamin’s lone reception went for a 69-yard touchdown. He has three total touchdowns (two receiving, one punt return) on the season, including a team-record 93 yard punt return for a score last week.

The Browns scored seven points off turnovers today. Cleveland has scored points off turnovers in each of the past four games with a total of 34 points during that span. On the season, the Browns have scored 74 points off turnovers.

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