The Cleveland Browns fell to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 5 despite controlling most of the second half. The Browns had a number of important players out including starters left tackle Jedrick Wills, cornerback Greg Newsome II and defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, just to name a few.
The team also lost cornerback Denzel Ward and right tackle Jack Conklin during the game.
All of those injuries, as well as preferred personnel groupings, led to some interesting snap counts in Week 5. Even special teams were impacted by depth concerns.
In the end, the Browns failed to make a stop when they needed to and failed to make a play on offense when they needed to. Putting everything together, the team sits at 3 – 2 with the two losses coming to two very good teams in very similar ways.
Lets take a look at the snap counts for all three phases of the game: