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Monday Snap Counts: Browns defense finally gets a break

Breaking down who played how much in Sunday’s 26-18 victory over the Bengals.

-- Cleveland’s defense has played a ton of snaps this season. It was especially true during the first half of the season, when the Browns found themselves in overtime in four of the first seven games. Sunday, though, was a bit of a reprieve. Cleveland’s defense was needed for just a season-low 47 snaps.

-- Four different players were on the field for all 47 snaps -- T.J. Carrie, Joe Schobert, Jamie Collins and Damarious Randall. Carrie remained in the starting lineup despite the Browns secondary being back at full strength for the first time since Week 4. He mostly lined up in the slot while Denzel Ward (41) and Terrance Mitchell (38) primarily played on the outside.

-- Genard Avery, in one of his best games of the season, saw his snap percentage increase in the wake of Tanner Vallejo’s hamstring injury. He played 39 of the 47 snaps.

-- The lighter workload allowed Myles Garrett to play nearly every snap. He missed just three.

-- Larry Ogunjobi, playing through the pain of an injured biceps muscle, played 39 of 47 snaps.

-- Cleveland’s offense ran 69 plays. Outside of the offensive line and quarterback Baker Mayfield, wide receiver Jarvis Landry was on the field the most (58 snaps).

-- Wide receiver Rashard Higgins, who led the Browns with six catches for 60 yards, was on the field for 43 plays.

-- Wide receiver Breshad Perriman was on the field for nearly half (32) of Cleveland’s plays.

-- Rookie offensive lineman Austin Corbett, who missed the past three games with an injured foot, got back on the field for the first time in a month. He played one offensive snap and five special teams snaps.

-- Defensive back Tavierre Thomas was Cleveland’s most active special teams player, seeing the field for 18 snaps.

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