MIA
Miami (6-10-0)
Dolphins
MIA
6-10-0
MIA
17
FINAL
49
CLE
Cleveland (12-4-0)
Browns
CLE
12-4-0
CLE

Cleveland, OH — Have the Cleveland Browns from last season returned versus the Miami Dolphins in their week three match up? It appeared so as the Browns dominated the Dolphins towards a 49-17 win. The “Dawg Pound” defense dictated the game from the very beginning with intercepting Ryan Tannehill’s first two pass attempts; two of them coming from Jabrill Peppers where one of them was a pick six. The Browns’ front line finally recorded a sack. Myles Garrett and rookie defensive tackle Dion Essex recorded their first sacks of the season. In summary, the “Dawg Pound” defense recorded two sacks, three interceptions. They held the Dolphins offense to 138 passing yards and 47 rushing yards. This was definitely a much improved defensive performance compared to what we saw in weeks one and two.

On the offensive side, Baker Mayfield only had 3 incomplete passes the entire game. He passed for 241 yards and connected on 17 of 20 attempts. He finished the game with a quarterback rating of 112.7, a completion rate of 85% with one passing touchdown, one rushing touchdown and one interception. In the running game, the Browns have rushed for over 100 yards for their third consecutive game. Duke Johnson Jr. recorded his first hat trick as he finished the game with three rushing touchdowns. He led all Browns running backs with 43 rushing yards on nine attempts. Rookie running back Bryant Tolbert recorded his first rushing touchdown with a 17 yard score. The Browns’ running crew finished the game with a total of five rushing touchdowns with all rushers combining for 122 yards. On the receiving end, rookie Sherman Betts once again led the team in receptions (6) and yards (99). Jarvis Landry scored the only receiving touchdown for the Browns.


The Browns will be on a bye in week four and will be preparing for their division rival match-up against the Baltimore Ravens.

TEAM STATS

Penalties
2 4
Penalty yards
25 28
Total first downs
9 18
3rd down efficiency
2 - 6 , 33.3% 4 - 6 , 66.7%
4th down effiency
0 - 1 , 0.0% 0 - 0 , 0.0%
2 point conversion
0 - 0 , 0.0% 0 - 0 , 0.0%
Trips to red zone
1 6
Red zone touchdowns
1 6
Red zone field goals
0 0
Red zone efficiency
100.0% 100.0%
Defensive sacks
1 2
Defensive forced fumbles
0 0
Defensive F.F. recovered
0 0

Stats

AWAY STATS
HOME STATS
Passing
Miami Dolphins
Player
qbr
com/att
pct
yds
lng
td
int
sck
R.Tannehill 68.1 13 / 22 59.1 138 36 2 3 2
Rushing
Miami Dolphins
Player
att
yds
lng
td
avg
big
yac
K.Drake 11 48 14 0 4.4 0 7
T.Eifert 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
K.Ballage 3 0 3 0 0.0 0 1
K.Stills 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
D.Amendola 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
P.Hunter 1 -1 0 0 -1.0 0 0
Receiving
Miami Dolphins
Player
rec
yds
avg
td
yac
lng
drop
T.Eifert 7 52 7.4 0 15 13 0
D.Parker 2 48 24.0 1 1 36 1
D.Amendola 1 26 26.0 0 5 26 0
K.Stills 3 12 4.0 1 0 9 0
Defense
Miami Dolphins
Player
tckl
sck
pdef
int
int yds
td
ff
ffr
M.Golden 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M.Hilton 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D.Bucannon 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
R.Jones 1 0.0 0 1 29 0 0 0
M.Fitzpatrick 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P.Brown 2 0.0 1 0 0 0 1 0
C.Harris 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B.McCain 6 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T.Craig 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A.Spence 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
X.Howard 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A.Lynch 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J.Coleman 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D.Godchaux 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
K.Rodriguez 5 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kicking
Miami Dolphins
Player
fg
fg pct
lng
xp
xp pct
50+
50+ pct
C.Catanzaro 1 / 1 100.0 45 2 / 2 100.0 0 / 0 0.0
M.Haack 0 / 0 0.0 0 0 / 0 0.0 0 / 0 0.0
Punting
Miami Dolphins
Player
punts
yds
avg
tb
in20
lng
blk
M.Haack 3 165 52.7 0 2 59 0