Whittaker hauled in two receptions for 38 yards, the majority of which came on his touchdown. He scored from 35 yards out in the fourth quarter to give the Browns their lone score of the game.
Whittaker made much more of an impact through the passing game this season, where he finished with 155 yards on 21 receptions. He added 79 yards on 28 carries.
Whittaker was third in touches among Browns running backs Sunday -- Edwin Baker had 12 touches, and Chris Ogbonnaya had 10.
The Browns face the Jets in Week 16.
Complicating Ogbonnaya's value in Week 15 is Willis McGahee's health and the presence of
While this would seem to open the door for Ogbonnaya, his recent production dip may point to an increased role for Whittaker. The Browns know what they have in Ogbonnaya; they have yet to give Whittaker more than nine touches in a game. And while Ogbannaya has pretty much doubled Whittaker's snap percentage, there's always the possibility that Whittaker slides into McGahee's role, while Ogbonnaya stays put in his.
The simplest way for events to play out would be for McGahee to play in Week 15. But if he's out, it becomes a logical move (to start Ogbonnaya) versus a huge upside gamble (starting Whittaker) against the league's most permissive run defense.
Many bit players had a role in the dramatic loss for the
The leading rusher was
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