CLEVELAND, Ohio – Demetric Felton bet on quality over quantity on Sunday. The Browns rookie running back played just three offensive shots, but still managed to get the Pro Football Focus team’s highest offensive rating.
Felton’s overall rating of 98.7 was bolstered by his rating of 95.9 as a receiver. Two of his three snaps lined up in the lunge, including his touchdown and 33-yard run. He was credited with forcing three missed tackles.
How did the rest of the offense go? Here’s a look at how PFF analysts ranked the Browns against the Texans.
(PFF Notes each player on each game and uses a scale of 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating better play. PFF explained their scores this way: 100-90 elite; 89-85 Pro Bowler; 84-70 starter; 69-60 backup; 59-0 replaceable. In other words, it’s not too different from how we would match percentages with traditional letter grades in school.)
Baker Mayfield: 66.1.
Notable: Mayfield was under pressure on only four setbacks, although two of them ended in sacks. His average depth of target was 5.6 yards, well below the 10.1 in Week 1. His overall passing score was 73.2 and he remained perfect on passing passes, going 7 of 7 against Les. Texans, which makes him 16- to -16 for the season.
Demetric Felton: 98.7.
Nick Chubb: 76.6.
By Ernest Johnson: 60.0.
Hunting in Kareem: 58.5.
Andy Janovich: 53.3.
Notable: Chubb’s precipitation rating was 84.1. He had four runs or 10 yards or more and forced eight missed tackles. Hunt forced four missed tackles. Janovich had a score of 59.6 in six race-blocking snaps. Texans linebacker Christian Kirksey ceded catches to Felton and Chubb and posted a 56.8 defensive score. Cornerback Desmond King II was responsible for Felton’s touchdown, and safety Eric Murray was 37.2 against the run with three missed tackles.
Jarvis Landry: 86.9.
Rashard Higgins: 64.0.
Donovan Peoples-Jones: 47.9.
Anthony Schwartz: 44.5.
Notable: Landry caught a catch and played two snaps. Higgins scored 44.8 in 23 run-blocking snaps. Schwartz (51.7) and Peoples-Jones (46.0) played 17 and 23 assists respectively and had the lowest receiving scores of any position. Texans cornerbacks Tremon Smith (80.1) and Terrance Mitchell (71.4) had the team’s best covering scores.
Harrison Bryant: 85.0.
Austin Hooper: 74.9.
David Njoku: 65.1.
Notable: Bryant had the team’s second-best run blocking score (70.0, 18 run blocking snaps). Bryant also had the second-best receiving score (79.4). The three tight ends have played at least 30 snaps.
Wyatt Teller: 72.9.
Jack Conklin: 64.5.
Jedrick Wills Jr .: 63.3.
Blake Hance: 63.2.
JC Tretter: 60.4.
Joël Bitonio: 58.8.
Notable: Teller had the best race blocking rating (72.6). Bitonio was the best pass blocker (85.8.), Followed by Tretter (82.5) and Hance (79.3), who played 18 snaps. Wills (hurry and Conklin (sack) each gave up one press. Linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill was the Texan’s top passer, scoring 76.9 with two presses and a sack.
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