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By the Numbers: Browns bottle up Titans' powerful run game in loss

Posted Oct 22, 2017

Cleveland held Tennessee to 72 yards on 31 carries.

CLEVELAND — Breaking down Sunday’s 12-9 overtime loss to the Titans by the numbers…
 
0 — For the first time this season, the Browns did not allow a touchdown and instead forced Tennessee to kick field goal after field goal. Unfortunately for Cleveland, Ryan Succop knocked down 4-of-5 attempts, including a 47-yarder in overtime.
 
72 — The Browns also held the Titans to 269 total yards and one of the league’s best rushing duos in DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry to just 72 yards on 31 carries.
 
12 — As has been the case this season, the Browns struggled with turnovers (3) and penalties (12) that ultimately undid them in a game that came down to the final minutes.
 
2 — In his return as the team’s starting quarterback, rookie DeShone Kizer started hot before tossing two interceptions on back-to-back possessions. Kizer, who was pulled after the first series of the second half, finished with 114 yards on 12-of-20 attempts.
 
121 — His replacement, second-year quarterback Cody Kessler, didn’t fare that much better but helped put the Browns offense into a bit of rhythm. Kessler, who started eight games as a rookie in 2016, passed for 121 yards and an interception.
 
10,363 — Browns left tackle Joe Thomas played 10,363 consecutive snaps before a triceps injury sidelined him for the first time in his decorated career. Thomas, the 10-time Pro Bowler, had never missed an offensive play since being drafted by Cleveland in 2007.
 
17 — Linebacker and captain Christian Kirksey led the Browns with 17 tackles, including eight solo stops and one tackle for loss.

71 — Duke Johnson Jr. provided a spark for a struggling offense, totaling 71 yards on 13 touches.

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