Also catching two were tight end
Ogbonnaya didn't get his first carry until the 12:46 mark of the second quarter. Edwin Baker (who started) and Fozzy Whittaker got most of the early work. Baker had eight carries to Ogbonnaya's five, while Baker caught four passes to Ogbonnaya's five. It wasn't total touch domination from Baker, but he was clearly the preferred back in this game.
Ogbonnaya now has 15 total rushing yards over the last two games, and has seen his usage fall off since fumbling in consecutive games (Weeks 11 and 12).
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
Little was one of several minor contributors in the loss to the Jaguars. Fellow wideout
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