Crowell waited until the last game of the season to have his best performance, as his 19 carries and 152 rushing yards were both season highs. He finished just 48 yards shy of his first 1,000-yard rushing season. Crowell is a restricted free agent in 2017, and if the
Crowell rushed 16 times for 54 yards and two touchdowns while adding four catches for four yards on five targets in Saturday's 20-17 win over the Chargers.
Crowell found pay dirt from eight yards out on Cleveland's first drive, then added a four-yard score in the second quarter. He hadn't scored since Week 8 coming in, but does have seven touchdowns heading into the season finale. A touchdown next week in Pittsburgh would allow the 23-year-old to tie his career high of eight set back in 2014.
Crowell carried the ball eight times for 28 yards during Sunday's 33-13 loss to the Bills.
A week after rushing for over 100 yards, Crowell's touches were limited, as Cleveland found itself down early. He averaged just 3.5 yards per carry, and for just the second time this season, the 23-year-old finished without a reception. With 746 rushing yards, Crowell is still aiming for his first 1000-yard season, but that will just be a pipe dream if he can't get enough touches in the final two weeks. He'll look to get back on track against the Chargers on Saturday.
For the first time since Week 4, Crowell rushed for over 100 yards, despite seeing just 10 carries. He now has three 100-yard rushing games on the year, and his 11.3 yards per carry on Sunday was a career high. After catching six passes a week ago, Crowell came back down to earth with just a lone reception, but that blame can be placed on Robert Griffin's shoulders, as he scuffled all throughout the day. Crowell hasn't found pay dirt in five straight games, but he'll look to change that in Week 15 against a Bills defense that just allowed 238 rushing yards and three touchdowns to Le'Veon Bell on Sunday.
Although Crowell saw double-digit carries for the first time since Week 8, he failed to hit the half-century mark for the fifth-straight contest. In terms of volume and rushing yards, the third-year back has been a major disappointment after starting the season off so strongly. However, Crowell has become heavily involved in the passing game with 11 catches (12 targets) for 60 yards in his last two games. However, with Duke Johnson still playing the majority of passing downs, we'd be surprised to see this continue. Cleveland has a bye in Week 13, and that may be just what Crowell needs to get going on the ground again.
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