Yesterday, the Cleveland Browns crushed the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-10. According to
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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Quarterback Brian Hoyer made all of the dropbacks for the Browns in a 31-10 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday afternoon. Hoyer went 8-of-17 for 217 yards and one touchdown. He was sacked once.
Here is a capsule look at Hoyer’s performance:
Three words: Hoyer The Destroyer.
The business of winning: The Browns won their second straight to improve to 3-2, all with Hoyer as the starting quarterback. Hoyer is 6-2 in his career as a starter for the Browns.
Phone numbers: Hoyer’s offense, sans Josh Gordon, has amassed 15 touchdowns and seven field goals this season. Let that marinate.
The offense has scored 20-plus points in every game.
Protecting the ball: Hoyer has thrown one interception in 149 attempts this season. His offense has committed two turnovers.
Hard to believe, but true: Hoyer and the Browns routed Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers despite:
*Zero completions to their leader in receptions and yards, Andrew Hawkins.
*The loss of center Alex Mack to injury in the second quarter.
Teamwork: Hoyer played well, again — but he received plenty of help.
*The Browns rushed 38 times for 158 yards and three touchdowns. Running backs Ben Tate (25 carries, 78 yards, two TDs) and Isaiah Crowell (11 carries, 77 yards, one TD) showed the way.
*The offensive line performed superbly. John Greco replaced Mack without a hitch and Paul McQuistan came off the bench to fill Greco’s spot at right guard.
Left guard Joel Bitonio was a monster all afternoon.
*Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan called another terrific game. Shanahan vs. Steelers legendary defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau turned into a mismatch.
Antithesis of dink and dunk: Hoyer’s completions went for 17, 42, 51 (TD), 24, 12, 31, 31 and 9 yards.
In Hoyer’s last seven quarters, 22 of his 27 completions have gained 9+ yards. Two of the five that haven’t were touchdowns (1, 6).
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