Dec. 24, 2017 | Postgame Notes

by Nick Astalos | Dec 27, 2017

Postgame Notes

Cleveland Browns at Chicago Bears | Solider Field | Dec. 24, 2017

  • RB Duke Johnson registered seven receptions for 81 yards and added 20 rushing yards. He leads the team this season in receptions (68) and receiving yards (618), while totaling six touchdowns (three receiving, three rushing). His 68 receptions are the most by a Browns running back in a season. 

    Most receptions by a Browns running back in a season

            Player                         Year        Total
    1.     Duke Johnson Jr.     2017           68
    2.     Greg Pruitt                  1981           65
    3.     Mike Pruitt                  1980           63
            Mike Pruitt                  1981           63
           Jamel White                2002           63

  • RB Isaiah Crowell rushed for 44 yards. With 3,868 career scrimmage yards, Crowell passed WR Kevin Johnson (3,830) for the most by a Browns player since 1999. With 3,105 career rushing yards, Crowell is eighth on the Browns all-time rushing list.

    Browns scrimmage yardage leaders since 1999

              Player                         Years           Pos.       Games     Scrim. Yards
      1.     Isaiah Crowell           2014-17        RB            63                3,868   
      2.     Kevin Johnson            1999-03        WR           73                3,830
      3.     Dennis Northcutt        2000-06        WR           99                3,768

    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.      Isaiah Crowell        2014-17 (4)         63          722      3,105       21
    9.      Jamal Lewis             2007-09 (3)         40          720      2,806       13
    10.    Bobby Mitchell        1958-61 (4)         50          423      2,297       16

  • Rookie DL Myles Garrett recorded one sack. Despite playing just 10 games this season, his six sacks leads the team and are tied for the third-most by a Browns rookie.

    Browns rookie sack leaders

             Player                         Year          Pos.             Total   
    1.     Kamerion Wimbley     2006          LB              11.0
    2.     Jabaal Sheard              2011          DE              8.5
    3.     Myles Garrett            2017          DE              6.0
            Michael Dean Perry    1988          DT              6.0                             

  • Rookie QB DeShone Kizer passed for 182 yards and ran for eight yards. With 2,580 passing yards this year, he passed Tim Couch (2,447) for the second-most by a Browns rookie. His 358 rushing yards are the second-most by a Browns quarterback in a season.

  • Most passing yards by a Browns rookie in a season

             Player                     Year        Games         Starts        Yards
    1.      Brandon Weeden    2012             15                15            3,385
    2.      DeShone Kizer      2017             14                14            2,580
    3.      Tim Couch             1999             15                14            2,447
    4.      Bernie Kosar          1985             12                10            1,578

    Most rushing yards by a Browns quarterback in a season

             Player                         Year            Att.        Yards
    1.      Mike Phipps                1973              60            395
    2.      DeShone Kizer          2017              71            358
    3.      Mike Phipps                1974              39            279

  • The Browns totaled a season-high five sacks. LB James Burgess Jr.  registered his fourth sack of the season. Rookie DL Larry Ogunjobi and DB Justin Currie each recorded their first career sacks. LB Joe Schobert and DB Jamar Taylor each recorded half of a sack. Schobert has three sacks this season.

  • DL Carl Nassib blocked an extra point in the first quarter.