Special Teams: C
It really wasn’t a very active day for Cleveland’s special teams unit. They didn’t have much of an impact on the outcome of the game in any way, as field-position was not the issue it was in the team’s Week 6 defeat.
Britton Colquitt hit five punts throughout the course of the game, averaging 41.8 yards. It is worth noting though that two of these punts were intentionally short in an effort to pin the Bengals deep. Therefore, his true average is very solid at over fifty yards if these punts are taken out of consideration.
Kicker Cody Parkey hit his only field goal attempt of the game from 28 yards out. He also converted two extra point attempts.
The kick and punt return games were not a big factor. With the exception of a holding penalty on the Browns while they punted, it was a fairly clean game. Not surprisingly, Duke Johnson and Tracy Howard did little in the return game, and the Browns held the Bengals in check in their return game.