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Browns Browns Archive Brownie Bits: Week 11
Written by Jonathan Knight

Jonathan Knight

Useless nuggets of information from Sunday’s Browns game that you can certainly live without…brownie-brown

SNAGGING THE JAGS: The Browns have now defeated Jacksonville three of the last four times they’ve played and five of the last eight. Jacksonville still leads the all-time series, 9-5. This was just the second time the Browns have defeated the Jaguars in Cleveland - Jacksonville brought a 5-1 record in Cleveland into Sunday’s game.

BEATING UP ON THE WHIMPS: The combined record of the four teams the Browns have beat is 10-30. The combined record of the six teams the Browns have lost to is 35-25.

ANOTHER BIG ONE: With the 51-yard pass to Jordan Norwood in the second quarter, the Browns tallied a play of 50-plus yards for the second straight game and added two other plays of 20-plus yards, bringing their season total to 24. They’re gradually catching up to their opponents, who have now tallied 33.

THE DROUGHT CONTINUES: The Browns now haven’t scored a touchdown in the first quarter in 11 consecutive games.The Browns have failed to score 20 points in 14 of their last 15 games.

TURNING A CORNER?: Colt McCoy turned in his second straight solid performance, notching a quarterback rating of 92.2, the first time he’s put up a 90-plus rating in back-to-back games. His rating for the season has climbed to 78.2, putting him 22nd in the NFL.

OH-MEE-OH, OH-MI-OH, OGBONNAYA: Chris Ogbonnaya’s impressive performance marked the Browns’ first individual 100-yard rushing game of the season and the 215th in team history. Ogbonnaya became the 38th Brown to rush for 100 yards in a game.

PILING UP THE YARDS: Sunday was the fifth time this season the Browns have out-gained their opponent in total yardage. They’ve won three of those games (Indianapolis, Seattle, and Jacksonville) and lost two (Tennessee and St. Louis).

AN ENCOURAGING SIGN: The Browns out-gained Jacksonville in total yardage 334-303 despite running 17 fewer plays. They averaged 6.2 yards per play, while the Jags were held to 4.3.

OFFENSIVE DEFENSES: While both the Browns and Jaguars brought sputtering offenses into Sunday’s game, they managed to prevent their opposing defenses from teeing off. Jacksonville collected only two sacks while the Browns had just one, while the Browns picked up two tackles for loss and the Jags had just one.

MORE DEFENSE: Sunday was the fifth time this year the Browns have held an opponent under 20 points.

WE HAVEN’T SEEN ANYTHING YET: The combined record of the Browns’ opponents to this point is 45-55. The combined record of their remaining opponents is 37-23.

THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS: Usama Young may have enjoyed a breakthrough game on Sunday, leading both teams with 10 tackles (six solo). He’s now fifth on the team with 41 total tackles (29 solo).

LEFTOVERS: The Browns’ 148 rushing yards as a team was a season-high...Chris Ogbonnaya’s 40-yard run was the team’s longest of the season....Now with 285 yards on the season, Ogbonnaya is the team’s leading rusher. Montario Hardesty still leads the team in carries with 75 - Ogbonnaya has 67.

WHERE WE RANK: Averaging 4.6 yards per play, the Browns’ offense ranks 30th in the NFL, while their 14.5 points scored per game is 28th. The Cleveland defense is allowing 4.9 yards per play, putting it fourth in the league, and their 19.3 points allowed per game puts the Browns seventh.

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