The 2011 Cleveland Browns: By The Numbers

By DARYL RUITER, 92.3 The Fan Browns Beat Reporter
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It was an ugly season for quarterback Colt McCoy and the Browns / (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

It was an ugly season for quarterback Colt McCoy and the Browns / (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

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CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – There is an old cliche’ that says “the numbers do not lie.”

After finishing 4-12 for the sixth time in 13 years, to say it was an ugly season would be an understatement but it wasn’t all bad.

The offense was mostly offensive while the defense held their own.

Here’s a numerical look back at the season that was for the 2011 Cleveland Browns:

0 – Wins vs. the AFC North

1 – Touchback for punter Brad Maynard

2 – Long snappers used this season: Ryan Pontbriand and Christian Yount

3 – Rookies that started all 16 games

4 – Wins and the Browns’ pick in April’s NFL Draft

5 – Touchdowns scored by Josh Cribbs; 4 receiving and 1 punt return

6 – Games the Browns lost by 7 or fewer points

7 – Phil Dawson 50+ yard field goals made; finished 1 shy of tying the NFL record in a single season

8 – Average point differential in losses to AFC North foes

8.5 – Sacks that rookie defensive tackle Jabaal Sheard finished with

9 – Times the Browns were shutout in the first quarter

10 – 10+ loss seasons since 1999

11 – Fumbles recovered

12 – Dropped passes by Greg Little; tied for 2nd most in the NFL

13 – Starts for Colt McCoy

14 – Touchdowns thrown by Colt McCoy

15 – Rank in the AFC for rushing yards per game and average yards per play

16 – Passing touchdowns

17 – Rank in kickoff return average (23.6 yards per return)

18 – Number of drives that opponents started inside their own 20 after the Browns kicked off

19 – Giveaways; the 2nd fewest in AFC and tied for 4th in NFL and the lowest total since 1991

20 – Offensive touchdowns scored

21 – Sacks from the Browns defensive line – they had 7.0 in 2010

22 – Receptions for RB Peyton Hillis

23 – Average yard line that opponents started drives on after the Browns kicked off

24 – Field goals made by Phil Dawson

25 – Times opponents were able to return a Brad Maynard punt

26 – Points scored in the first quarter

27 – Most points scored in a game – week 2 at Indianapolis

28 – Rank in the NFL running the ball

29 – Offensive rank (based on total yardage per game)

30 – Ranking in average points per game scored – Browns averaged 13.625 points per game

31 – Trips to the red zone; tied with St. Louis for the fewest trips inside the 20 in the NFL

32 – Times Colt McCoy was sacked and total number of sacks for the Browns defense

33 – Amount of 1st downs Peyton Hillis ran for

34 – Receptions by TE Evan Moore

35 – Points scored in the third quarter

39 – Sacks allowed

40 – Drops by Browns’ receivers – worst in the NFL

41 – Receptions by Josh Cribbs – a career high

51.4 – Seneca Wallece’s completion percentage

57.2 – Colt McCoy’s completion percentage

61 – Catches for rookie receiver Greg Little

65.4 – Seneca Wallace’s quarterback rating

66 – Starts combined for Browns rookies – the most in the NFL

74.6 – Colt McCoy’s quarterback rating

76 – Longest pass play of the season – Seneca Wallace to Greg Little for a touchdown Dec. 18 at Arizona

80 – Amount of games Pro Bowler Joe Thomas has started at left tackle for the Browns in his career

89 – Punts by the Browns

95 – Penalties

107 – Pass attempts by Seneca Wallace

112 – Yards rushed for by Peyton Hillis on Dec. 24 at Baltimore

115 – Yards rushed for by Chris Ogbonnaya on Nov. 20 vs. Jacksonville

131 – Receiving yards by Greg Little at Arizona on Dec. 18; it was the only 100+ yard receiving game by a Brown

147.4 – Average rushing yards allowed per game

158 – Tackles that LB D’Qwell Jackson finished with; finished 2nd in NFL (London Fletcher had 166)

218 – Points scored – third worst total since 1999 only surpassing 161 points scored in 2000 and 217 in 1999

278 – First downs converted by the offense

307 – Points allowed by the defense; second fewest since 1999

463 – Pass attempts by Colt McCoy

518 – Receiving yards for Josh Cribbs – a career high

567 – Passing yards for Seneca Wallace

709 – Receiving yards for Greg Little – 4th most by a Browns rookie in team history

1,531 – Total rushing yards

2,359 – Rushing yards allowed; worst in the AFC and third worse in NFL

2,733 – Passing yards for Colt McCoy

2,959 – Passing yards allowed; second fewest allowed in NFL (Pittsburgh finished first allowing 2,751)

3,090 – Total passing yards

4,621 – Total offensive yards

5,318 – Total yards allowed defensively

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