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Here are the Browns' players of the week on offense, defense and special teams for Week 16.
Offense: WR Brian Robiskie
Robiskie scored the Browns' lone touchdown in the 20-13 loss to Baltimore Sunday, making an impressive diving catch on a throw from WR Mohamed Massaquoi on a trick play. The 29-yard score was the second in as many weeks for Robiskie. And he could have had an even bigger day, too, if QB Colt McCoy had not have overthrown him when he had broken free in the right side of the endzone late in the first half. Though Robiskie had just two catches, this was one of his better games of the season, and he has shown improvement in recent weeks.
Defense: CB Joe Haden
Haden fared well in coverage vs. Ravens WR Anquan Boldin and intercepted his team-best sixth pass of the season on a deep pass intended for Boldin in the third quarter. He also added five tackles and a sack. The Browns' 2010 first-round pick is having a wonderful season.
Special teams: RS Joshua Cribbs
Cribbs has been bothered by four injured toes for much of the second half of the season, but he has toughed it out, and on Sunday, he made a positive impact in the return game, notching a season-best kickoff return (37 yards) and equaling his season-best punt return (17 yards). Overall, the Browns' special teams played well Sunday, as the Ravens couldn't get anything going in the return game.