Oct. 29, 2017 | Postgame Notes

by Nick Astalos | Oct 30, 2017

Postgame Notes

Cleveland Browns vs. Minnesota Vikings | Twickenham Stadium | Oct. 29, 2017

           

  • This marked the Browns’ first regular season game played outside of the United States.   
  • Rookie QB DeShone Kizer threw for 179 yards and rushed for 18 yards, including one touchdown. His three rushing scores this season are the most by a Browns quarterback since Derek Anderson had three in 2007.
  • LB Joe Schobert registered a game-high 11 tackles and recorded his first career interception.
  • RB Isaiah Crowell rushed for 64 yards, including a 26-yard touchdown and added 54 receiving yards. Crowell’s 20 career rushing touchdowns are tied for the fourth-most by a Brown in their first four seasons. His 21 career touchdowns are the third-most by a Browns player since 1999. With 2,616 career rushing yards, he ranks ninth on the Browns all-time rushing list.   

    Most rushing TDs by a Brown in first four seasons

             Player                   Years              Games       Att.        Yards         TD          
    1.      Jim Brown            1957-60               48            964         5,055          49
    2.      Leroy Kelly           1964-67               55            487         2,497          26
    3.      Kevin Mack          1985-88               51            720         2,989          25
    4.      Isaiah Crowell     2014-17               56            633         2,616          20
             Earnest Byner       1984-87               51            515         2,137          20

    Most TDs by a Browns player since 1999     

             Player               Pos.              Games         Rush         Rec          Ret        TD  
    1.      Braylon Edwards  WR             62                 0              28              0           28
    2.      Kevin Johnson      WR             73                 0              23              0           23
    3.      Isaiah Crowell     RB              56                20              1               0           21
    4.      Joshua Cribbs      WR           124                2               7              11          20

    Browns all-time rushing yardage leaders

                         Player                   Years              Games       Att.        Yards         TD
    6.      Earnest Byner       1984-95 (7)         99            862         3,364          27
    7.      Ernie Green           1962-68 (7)         89            668         3,204          15
    8.      Jamal Lewis          2007-09 (3)         40            720         2,806          13
    9.      Isaiah Crowell     2014-17 (4)         56            633         2,616          20
    10.    Bobby Mitchell     1958-61 (4)         50            423         2,297          16

  • DL Carl Nassib recorded his second sack of the season and knocked down two passes at the line of scrimmage. He has 4.5 sacks in his career.
  • For the first time since Dec. 31, 2006, someone other than Joe Thomas started at left tackle for the Browns. Spencer Drango opened at left tackle in place of Thomas who tore his triceps in the third quarter against the Titans on Oct. 22. The 10-time Pro Bowler had started the previous 167 games, which was the longest active streak in the NFL among offensive linemen and fourth-longest among all NFL players. Kevin Shaffer was the last Brown to start at left tackle prior to Thomas.
  • DL Emmanuel Ogbah registered one pass defensed and blocked an extra point.
  • Rookie RB Matthew Dayes returned a kickoff 71 yards. It was the longest kickoff return by a Brown since Travis Benjamin returned one 86 yards against Buffalo on Nov. 3, 2013.
  • DB Briean Boddy-Calhoun left the game with a hamstring injury.