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Browns 12, Denver 34 Game Notes

POSTGAME NOTES

  • Rookie running back Trent Richardson rushed for 53 yards today and passed Jim Brown for the most rushing yards by a Browns rookie in a season.  Richardson's 11 rushing touchdowns, 12 total touchdowns and 72 points this season are also Browns rookie records. He also caught three passes today to increase his seasonal total to 51, which leads the team and is the fifth-most by a Browns rookie.

 

BROWNS SINGLE-SEASON ROOKIE RUSHING LEADERS

                                          Player                      Year         Att.         Yards

                                   1.    Trent Richardson   2012          267         950

                                   2.    Jim Brown                1957          202         942

                                   3.    William Green          2002          243         887

 

BROWNS SINGLE-SEASON ROOKIE RECEPTION LEADERS

        Player                        Year         Rec.

1.     Kevin Johnson           1999          66

2.     Greg Little                 2011          61

3.     Eric Metcalf               1989          54

4.     Paul Warfield            1964          52

5.     Trent Richardson    2012          51

6.     Derrick Alexander     1994          48

  • Wide receiver Greg Little caught six passes for a team-high 58 yards, including a 6-yard touchdown. He has three touchdowns on the season, which is a career-high and is tied for the second-most on the team.
  • Rookie wide receiver Josh Gordon recorded one catch for seven yards. He leads the team with 766 receiving yards on the season, which is the fourth-highest figure by a Browns rookie.

 

BROWNS SINGLE-SEASON ROOKIE RECEIVING YARDAGE LEADERS

      Player                        Year       Yards

1.   Kevin Johnson           1999         986

2.   Paul Warfield             1964         920

3.   Derrick Alexander      1994         828

4.   Josh Gordon             2012         766
5.   Greg Little                  2011         709

 

  • First-year linebacker Craig Robertson recorded a career-high 14 tackles, surpassing his previous best of eight, which he accomplished twice this season.
  • Kicker Phil Dawson connected on a 27-yard field goal and a season-long 53 yard field goal. On the year, he is 28 of 29 on field goal attempts. His 13 field goals of 50 yards or longer since 2011 are tied for the most in the NFL.

 

DAWSON'S 50+ YARD FIELD GOALS THIS SEASON

                             Opponent        Date     Length

                             at Cincinnati     9/6        50

                             at Baltimore      9/27      51

                             at Baltimore      9/27      50

                             at Baltimore      9/27      52

                             at Dallas           11/18    51

                             at Denver          12/23    53

                             TOTAL OF SIX

 

NFL 50+ YARD FIELD GOAL LEADERS SINCE 2011

                                    Player                               Team           Made       Att.         

                             1.    Phil Dawson                     Cleveland    13             14

                             2.    Sebastian Janikowski        Oakland       13             19

                             3.    Four players tied with 8

  • Defensive back Usama Young recorded five tackles and one interception. He now has three interceptions on the season, which is a career-high and is tied for the team lead.
  • Tight end Brad Smelley made his NFL debut and caught one pass for three yards.
  • Defensive back Sheldon Brown appeared in his 174th consecutive regular season game, a figure which currently ranks fifth among all defensive players.
  • Left tackle Joe Thomas has started and played in each of the first 95 games of his career, while center Alex Mack has started and played in each of the first 63 games of his career. Neither one of the two have missed an offensive snap during their career.
  • Rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden threw for 104 yards before leaving with an injury in the third quarter. On the season, Weeden's 3,385 passing yards is the seventh-highest figure by a rookie in NFL history and the 10th-highest total by a Browns quarterback.

 

MOST PASSING YARDS BY AN NFL ROOKIE

        Player                        Team              Year     Total

1.     Andrew Luck             Indianapolis     2012      4,183       

2.     Cam Newton              Carolina           2011      4,051

3.     Peyton Manning         Indianapolis     1998      3,739

4.     Sam Bradford             St. Louis          2010      3,512

5.     Matt Ryan                  Atlanta             2008      3,440
6.     Andy Dalton              Cincinnati        2011      3,398
7.     Brandon Weeden     Cleveland        2012      3,385

 

BROWNS SINGLE-SEASON PASSING YARDAGE LEADERS

        Player                        Year                Total
1.     Brian Sipe                  1980                4,132
2.     Brian Sipe                  1981                3,876    
3.     Bernie Kosar              1986                3,854
4.     Brian Sipe                  1979                3,793
5.     Derek Anderson         2007                3,787
6.     Brian Sipe                  1983                3,566
7.     Bernie Kosar              1989                3,533
8.     Bernie Kosar              1991                3,487
9.     Paul McDonald          1984                3,472
10.   Brandon Weeden      2012                3,385

 

 

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