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Yes, the Browns were victorious on Sunday, 20-13 over the Jets, but was it really because of the offense and the way they executed the play calls of new offensive coordinator Jeff Davidson? Lets dive into the numbers and facts and you tell me if you agree with what Kellen Winslow Jr. told me: “J.D. is an awesome coach, he did an awesome job!”
- The Browns scored 20 points, which is 5.3 points more than their 2006 season average.
- The Browns gained 267 total yards. That’s 22 more than their season average.
- The Browns rushed for 147 yards against a Jets defense that, on average, gives up 142 yards per game (NFL rank 28th). But the 147 yards by the Browns is 79 more yards than their season average.
- The Browns threw for a net of 120 yards, or 57 less yards than they have been averaging.
- Charlie Frye was 15 of 22 for 141 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception for a quarterback rating of 81.8. Charlie’s seasonal QB rating coming into the game was 68.8.
- Rueben Droughns carried the ball 33 times for 125 yards and one score.
- Kellen Winslow Jr. caught 7 passes for 76 yards and 1 touchdown.
- The Browns were 7 of 17 in 3rd down conversions, while last week they were 1 for 11.
- The Browns won the time of possession battle, keeping the ball for a total of 35 minutes and 11 seconds.
- The Browns had a 20-3 lead, but had to hang on for the win and did so, despite going three and out on offense in their final three series (which gained a total of 1 yard) and with getting a favorable call at the end of the game that kept the Jets from forcing overtime.
So when it’s all said and done, and yes the Browns did win their second game of the year, did Cleveland’s offense really perform that much better than it did in the previous 6 games with Maurice Carthon calling the plays? I’m looking forward to your thoughts!