Skip to main content


By the numbers: Breaking down the Browns' loss to Atlanta

The Browns fell to Atlanta on Thursday night, but the name of the game is improvement. And on Thursday night, coach Hue Jackson saw Cleveland take steps in the right direction.

So without further ado, we're diving deep into the Browns' 24-13 loss to the Falcons in their preseason home opener and breaking down the numbers.

0 — After a mistake-prone outing against Green Bay last week, the Browns were turnover-free against the Falcons, one key area of improvement coach Hue Jackson wanted to see out of his team.

154.2 — That's the quarterback rating of Robert Griffin III, who made his home debut as the Browns starting quarterback. It did not disappoint the fans at FirstEnergy Stadium. Griffin helped engineer an explosive first half, throwing for 96 yards and two touchdowns on 6-of-8 attempts. He also rushed for 36 yards.

55.6 — The average number of yards Andy Lee's five punts traveled Thursday night, including a booming 61-yarder in the first half and landing one kick inside the 20-yard line.

50 — The longest play of the night for either team came when Griffin launched a deep pass to wide receiver Terrelle Pryor, who hauled in a 50-yard pass and dashed into the end zone for the Browns' first score of the night. The play, which was Pryor's first touchdown as a member of Cleveland's roster, set the tone for a first-team offense that looked sharp in the first half.

6.1 — Speaking of big plays, the Browns averaged 6.1 yards a play thanks to Pryor's touchdown grab and Gary Barnidge's 29-yard haul.

499 — While the Browns defense remains a work in progress and played again without Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden, the unit struggled Thursday night, giving up 499 yards of total offense and 31 first downs.

79 — The number of plays the Falcons ran compared to Cleveland's 40.

13 — The Browns' third-down conversion percentage. Cleveland went 1-for-8 on Thursday night, something Jackson and Co. will certainly address in the coming days.

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

Related Content