Post Game Notes
This story originally published on theOBR.com

Browns PR
Posted Dec 2, 2012


Rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden completed 25 of 36 passes for a Browns rookie record 364 yards with one touchdown. His 364 passing yards are tied for the ninth-most by Brown in a single-game

POSTGAME NOTES

· Rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden completed 25 of 36 passes for a Browns rookie record 364 yards with one touchdown. His 364 passing yards are tied for the ninth-most by Brown in a single-game and are the third-highest total by a Browns quarterback on the road. With his fourth win as a starter, he is now tied with Bernie Kosar (1985)as the winningest rookie quarterback in Browns history. Through 12 games this season, Weeden holds four of the top five totals for passing yards by a Browns rookie in a single-game

MOST PASSING YARDS IN A GAME BY A BROWNS QUARTERBACK

Player Opp. Date Comp. Att. Yards

1. Brian Sipe Bal. 10/25/81 30 41 444

2. Bernie Kosar Pit. 11/23/86 28 46 414

3. Kelly Holcomb at Cin. 11/28/04 30 30 413

4. Bernie Kosar Mia. 11/10/86 32 50 401

5. Kelly Holcomb Arz. 11/16/03 29 35 392

6. Brian Sipe G.B. 10/19/80 24 39 391

7. Brian Sipe S.D. 9/7/81 31 57 375

8. Frank Ryan at St. L 12/17/66 17 30 367

9. Brandon Weeden at Oak. 12/2/12 25 36 364

Derek Anderson Sea. 11/4/07 29 48 364

MOST PASSING YARDS IN A GAME BY A BROWNS ROOKIE

Player Opp. Date Comp. Att. Yards

1. Brandon Weeden at Oak. 12/2/12 25 36 364

2. Brandon Weeden at Cin. 9/16/12 26 37 322

3. Brandon Weeden at Bal. 9/23/12 24 52 320

4. Eric Zeier at Cin. 10/29/95 46 26 310

5. Brandon Weeden at NYG 10/7/12 22 35 291

6. Colt McCoy at Pit. 10/17/10 23 33 281

MOST WINS AS A STARTER BY A BROWNS ROOKIE QUARTERBACK

Player Year Starts Wins

1. Brandon Weeden 2012 12 4

Bernie Kosar 1985 10 4

3. Colt McCoy 2010 8 2

Charlie Frye 2005 5 2

Tim Couch 1999 15 2

Milt Plum 1953 3 2

· With his third 300-yard passing performance, Weeden joins Derek Anderson (three in 2007), Bernie Kosar (three in 1987 and three in 1986), Brian Sipe (four in 1983, six in 1980, and four in 1979) and Otto Graham (three in 1950) as the only Browns to throw for 300 or more yards three or more times in a single-season.

MOST 300-YARD PASSING GAMES BY A BROWNS QUARTERBACK IN A SEASON

Player Year 300 Yard Games

1.Brian Sipe 1980 6

2. Brian Sipe 1983 4

Brian Sipe 1979 4

4. Brandon Weeden* 2012 3

Derek Anderson 2007 3

Bernie Kosar 1987 3

Bernie Kosar 1986 3

Otto Graham 1950 3

*Denotes Browns rookie record

· Rookie wide receiver Josh Gordon set career highs in receptions (6) and receiving yards (116) while adding a 44-yard touchdown. Gordon is the first Brown to record a 100-yard receiving performance since Greg Little totaled 131 yards as a rookie at Arizona on December 18, 2012. All five of Gordon’s receiving touchdowns this season have been from 20 yards or longer. He is the first Browns rookie to record five or more receiving touchdowns since Andre’ Davis had six in 2002. Gordon is the first Browns player to record five or more receiving touchdowns in a single-season since 2007 when tight end Kellen Winslow (5) and wide receiver Braylon Edwards (16) accomplished the feat.

· Rookie running back Trent Richardson rushed for 72 yards on 20 carries with one touchdown. His seven rushing touchdowns this season are tied for the second-most by a Browns rookie.

BROWNS SINGLE-SEASON ROOKIE RUSHING TOUCHDOWN LEADERS

Player Year Total

1. Jim Brown 1957 9

2. Trent Richardson 2012 7

Travis Prentice 2000 7

Ron Johnson 1969 7

*Kevin Mack had seven as a first-year player in 1985

· Appearing in his 171st consecutive regular season game defensive back Sheldon Brown recorded five tackles, a season-high four pass break ups and an interception. He is now tied for the team-lead with three interceptions this season and has one in each of the last two games. Brown’s games played streak currently ranks fifth among all defensive players.

· Running back Montario Hardesty rushed for 39 yards, including a 19-yard run in the first quarter which tied a career-long.

· Defensive lineman Juqua Parker recorded his team-leading fourth sack of the season.

· Kicker Phil Dawson converted on field goals from 41 and 35 yards to extend his consecutive field goals made streak to 29, before a 27-yard attempt was blocked in the third quarter. His consecutive streak was a team-record, a personal best and was the longest active streak in the NFL until it was snapped. His previous career-best streak was 27 from 2003-04. Dawson is 23 of 24 on field goals this season.

DAWSON’S CAREER STREAKS OF 20+ CONSECUTIVE FIELD GOALS MADE

Year(s) Total

1. 2011-12 29

2. 2003-04 27

3. 2001-02 22

4. 2005 20

· The Browns’ 475 total net yards today is their highest total since registering 554 against Cincinnati on September 16, 2007.

· Cleveland held Oakland to 85 total rushing yards today to mark the third straight game of holding their opponent under 100 rushing yards, a feat the team hasn’t accomplished since 2003.

· With seven points off turnovers today, the Browns have scored 49 points off turnovers this season, including 24 the last two weeks.

· Left tackle Joe Thomas has started and played in each of the first 92 games of his career, while center Alex Mack has started and played in each of the first 60 games of his career. Neither one of the two have missed an offensive snap during their career.

· Making his second career start, rookie defensive back Tashaun Gipson registered a career-high eight tackles.



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