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Browns-Rams Post Game Notes

·         TE Gary Barnidge recorded six receptions for 101 yards. He joins Ozzie Newsome (three in 1982), Kellen Winslow (three in 2007) and Milt Morin (four in 1968) as the only Browns tight ends to record three 100-yard receiving games in a season. Over the past five games, Barnidge is averaging 5.8 receptions, 91.8 yards and 1.0 touchdowns per game. He had a streak with a touchdown catch in four consecutive games snapped today. On the season, Barnidge is leading the team with five receiving touchdowns and is second with 33 receptions for 514 yards. All of those figures represent career highs.


         Player                  Year      100-Yard Games
1.      Milt Morin            1968                    4
2.      Gary Barnidge    2015                    3
Kellen Winslow    2007                    3
Ozzie Newsome   1982                    3    


     Opponent          Date          Rec.           Yards           TD

     Oakland            9/27             6                105              1

     at San Diego      10/4             6                 75               1

     at Baltimore       10/11           8                139              1

     Denver              10/18           3                 39               2

     at St. Louis        10/25/15      6                101              0
     FIVE GAME TOTALS       29               459              5
AVG. PER GAME             5.9              91.8            1.0 

·         Rookie RB Duke Johnson Jr. led the team with seven receptions. He totaled 73 receiving yards and 17 yards rushing. He is third on the team this season with 31 receptions.

·         WR Travis Benjamin registered four receptions for 47 yards. Benjamin is leading the team this season in receptions (35) and receiving yards (575).

·         QB Josh McCown completed 26 of 32 passes (81.3 percent) for 270 yards with zero interceptions and a 101.8 rating.  Over the past five games, McCown is averaging 327.4 passing yards per game.


     Opponent          Date        Comp.    Att.    Yards     TD        INT

     Oakland            9/27            28        49       341        2            1

     at San Diego      10/4            32        41       356        2            0

     at Baltimore       10/11          36        51       457        2            0

     Denver              10/18          20        39       213        2            2
     at St. Louis        10/25          26        32       270        0            0
     FIVE GAME TOTALS      142      212     1,637       8            3
AVG. PER GAME            28.4     42.4
    327.4     1.6         0.6

·         K Travis Coons converted on a 25-yard field goal and a career-long 44-yard field goal. On the season, he is 14 of 14 on field goal attempts and 11 of 11 on PATs.

·         DB Donte Whitner forced his 10th career fumble.

·         DB Jordan Poyer registered a career-high 10 tackles and recovered his first career fumble.

·         DL Randy Starks recorded his first sack of the season. He has 42 in his career.

·         DL Desmond Bryant recorded his first sack of the season. He has 21 in his career.

·         LT Joe Thomas extended his consecutive-snaps streak to 8,382, the longest active stretch in the league. Thomas has started all 135 games and hasn’t missed an offensive play since being selected by the Browns with the third overall pick in the 2007 draft. 


·         LB Jayson DiManche, who was signed off Kansas City’s practice squad on Tuesday, made his Browns debut.

·         The following injuries occurred during today’s game:

o   WR Andrew Hawkins left the game with a concussion and did not return.

o   QB Josh McCown left the game with a shoulder injury in the fourth quarter and did not return.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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  1. RobertGad

    April 3, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    On the Browns not running the ball on the final four plays of the game inside the 5-yard line: “I should have run it once. Should have run it three times.”

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