Browns players of the week: Game Four

Posted Oct. 03, 2011 @ 2:42 p.m.
Posted By Mike Wilkening

Here were the Browns' top players on offense, defense and special teams in Cleveland's 31-13 loss to Tennessee on Sunday.

Offense — QB Colt McCoy

McCoy set a franchise record with 40 completions in 61 attempts vs. Tennessee. His 350 yards were a career-high, and he threw Cleveland's lone TD to TE Benjamin Watson. On balance, it was a solid, but not spectacular game from McCoy. The numbers could have been a little better if not for several drops by his receivers, most notably RB Montario Hardesty. However, McCoy was intercepted with Cleveland trailing 24-6 in the third quarter, and Titans S Jordan Babineaux's 97-yard TD return broke the game open.

Defense — MLB D'Qwell Jackson, CB Joe Haden and S Mike Adams

We'll split the award between Jackson (team-high 10 tackles), Haden (another very good day in coverage with two passes defensed, though he did suffer a knee injury) and Adams (who had Cleveland's lone takeaway, an interception). That said, big plays hurt the defense. Cleveland allowed four plays of 20 yards or more, including an inexcusable 80-yard TD to TE Jared Cook in which S Usama Young took a poor angle and missed a tackle, allowing Cook to sprint away for the score.

Special teams — PK Phil Dawson

This one's easy. Dawson drilled field goals of 48 and 51 yards on a windy day in a thoroughly professional effort.