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Here's our take on the Browns' top players on offense, defense and special teams in their 13-12 loss to St. Louis on Sunday.
Offense: WR Greg Little
Little made the most of his opportunities on Sunday. He caught all six passes thrown his way, racking up 84 yards receiving. He also had a 10-yard rush on an end-around, which led to a first down on the Browns' promising, but ultimately failed, last offensive drive. Of note: Little showed some deep speed, breaking free for a 52-yard catch that set up a field goal near the end of the first half. This is an offense that desperately needs to start punishing defenses that show little fear of a passing game that lives on a diet of short passes. The more the Browns can stretch the field, the better.
Defense: SLB Scott Fujita
Early in the second quarter, he deflected a Sam Bradford pass and hauled in the deflection, and the Browns capitalized with a field goal on their next offensive possession. The Browns played the pass well on Sunday, and Fujita, who was credited with five tackles and two passes defended, was a key part of those efforts.
Special teams: PK Phil Dawson
Dawson accounted for all of Cleveland's points vs. St. Louis, connecting on field goals of 44, 32, 43 and 27 yards. However, he missed a 22-yard attempt when a poor snap ruined the timing and execution of the kick. While holder Brad Maynard was able to get the ball down for Dawson, the Browns' longtime kicker pulled the attempt left.