Browns players of the week: Week 16

Posted Dec. 26, 2011 @ 11:36 p.m.
Posted By Mike Wilkening

Here were the Browns' standouts on offense, defense and special teams in their Week 16 loss at Baltimore: 

Offense: RB Peyton Hillis

Hillis rushed for a season-high 112 yards on 24 carries at Baltimore. It's the first time Hillis had gained more than 100 yards all season and it was the seventh 100-yard game of his career. In his last two games, Hillis has rushed for 211 yards on 50 carries.

Defense:CB Sheldon Brown

Brown intercepted QB Joe Flacco in the left corner of the endzone early in the fourth quarter with the Ravens holding a 20-7 lead. Cleveland responded with a 12-play, 80-yard drive ending in TE Evan Moore's six-yard TD catch to cut the Ravens' lead to six points. Brown has two interceptions this season and 23 in his 10-year career.

Special teams: RS Joshua Cribbs

Cribbs' 84-yard punt return touchdown was his first return score of the season and his 11th kick-return TD in his seven-year NFL career. Cribbs' score got the Browns on the scoreboard, narrowing Baltimore's lead to 20-7.