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Week 1 vs. NO
Rushing: 11 / 27 / 0
Droughns averaged just 2.5 yards per carry and was not a part of the passing attack at all in this game. Droughns spent much of his afternoon trying to slow down the Saints' pass rush and buy his quarterback more time.
Week 2 vs. CIN
Rushing: 14 / 32 / 1
Receiving: 3 / 30 / 0 on 4 targets
Droughns averaged just 2.3 yards per carry, though did record his first touchdown of the season on a one yard carry. On successive first and goal plays from the one yard line (due to a penalty), Droughns was the featured back, and received the call on the second play call, successfully converting. After not being featured in the passing game in Week 1, Droughns was utilized in a variety of screen plays throughout the game, though on his final target, the ball bounced out of his hands and led to an interception.
Week 4 vs. OAK
Rushing: 25 / 100 / 0
Receiving: 2 / 24 / 0 on 2 targets
In reaching the century mark, Droughns topped the output of the primary back over the first three games of the season and gave the Browns a more balanced attack to help develop the passing game. Droughns didn't break any long runs, but in averaging four yards per carry helped move the chains. He didn't show any ill effects from the shoulder injury he battled this week.
Week 5 vs. CAR
Rushing: 18 / 65 / 0
Receiving: 3 / 3 / 0 on 4 targets
Droughns averaged 3.6 yards per carry, but did not find the end zone. Droughns had a pair of carries over the ten yard mark in this game (13 and 22 yards). He was not utilized very much out of the backfield on screen plays, as he was left to help pick up the blitz.
Week 7 vs. DEN
Rushing: 12 / 33 / 0
Receiving: 4 / 27 / 0 on 4 targets
Droughns had very little room to run in this game, averaging just 2.8 yards per carry with a long on the day of seven yards. Droughns caught everything thrown his way and was used out of the backfield on first and second downs. Droughns lost a fumble near the end of the first half.
Week 8 vs. NYJ
Rushing: 33 / 125 / 1
Receiving: 2 / 7 / 0 on 3 targets
Droughns had his best game of the season, reaching the century mark for the second time this season in what also was the second time this season he received at least twenty carries. New offensive coordinator Jeff Davidson featured Droughns, and depended upon him to help protect the lead in what appeared to be a more run-focused and conservative offense. Droughns scored from two yards out at the beginning of the second quarter, and encouraging sign that he was left in at the goal line. It is worth noting that he actually found the end zone two plays earlier from two yards out, though this play was called back due to movement by Joe Jurevicius.
Week 9 vs. SD
Rushing: 19 / 36 / 0
Receiving: 1 / 0 / 0 on 2 targets
Considering he got 20 touches in the game, Droughns was about as big a non-factor as a player can be. His long run of the game went for just eight yards, and he averaged fewer than two yards per touch. The Browns attempted to establish the run game early by running right up the middle of San Diego's defense, with absolutely no success. It was a completely nondescript game for Droughns.
Week 10 vs. ATL
Rushing: 21 / 54 / 1
Droughns failed to average three yards per carry for the fifth time in eight games this season, and has yet to break the four yard per carry mark in any game yet. Though he found the end zone and had a respectable first half, Droughns gained just eleven yards on ten carries in the second half and was unable to help the Browns sustain drives. Droughns' fumble came in the first half of the game on Atlanta's side of the field. Droughns was not targeted out of the backfield at all in this game, despite extensive playing time on all three downs.
Week 12 vs. CIN
Rushing: 2 / 4 / 0
Receiving: 1 / 5 / 0 on 1 targets
Droughns saw very little action in this game, and perhaps made his biggest play on the sidelines, separating a potential altercation between an aggressive Braylon Edwards and a passive Charlie Frye.
Week 13 vs. KC
Rushing: 14 / 70 / 1
Receiving: 5 / 48 / 0 on 6 targets
Droughns averaged five yards per carry and collected 118 total yards on the ground and through the air. He had a good game as an important part of a very balanced attack. He scored one rushing touchdown during the contest. He was a very efficient receiver hauling in five of the six balls he was targeted.
Week 14 vs. PIT
Rushing: 5 / 6 / 0
Receiving: 2 / 23 / 0 on 2 targets
On a night tailor made for compact running backs in cold weather, Droughns had his worst day as a starter (without injury), rushing five times for six yards. His long gain of five yards occurred on his first carry midway through the first quarter. He would end up with just three carries for five yards in the first half. His remaining carries gained minus three, three, zero and one yards. He picked up 23 receiving yards on two screen passes.
Week 15 vs. BAL
Rushing: 8 / 31 / 0
Receiving: 1 / 0 / 0 on 1 targets
Droughns split time with Jason Wright in this game, but failed to reach the four yard per carry mark again, having done so only once all season when he did so in Week 13 against Kansas City. With his Week 15 output, Droughns has just 583 rushing yards and 750 total yards combined.
Week 16 vs. TB
Rushing: 19 / 92 / 0
Receiving: 0 / 0 / 0 on 1 targets
Droughns looked very good in the second quarter of this game, starting a drive off with strong runs of 18, 5 and 5 yards which ended due to a Derek Anderson interception, and came up with three carries for double digit yards in one of his best efforts of the season, as he averaged 4.8 yards per carry.
Week 17 vs. HOU
Rushing: 19 / 83 / 0
Receiving: 3 / 2 / 0 on 3 targets
Droughns finished the season better than he had started, and finally was beginning to again look healthy and productive, but may not have the opportunity to showcase those talents in a Browns uniform next season. With a 4.4 yard per carry average against the Texans, Droughns eclipsed the four yard per carry mark for just the third time this season, all coming in December. Unfortunately for the Browns, who lost six of their last seven and finished 4-12, only three times all season did they give him twenty carries in a game, none of which were games in which he exceeded the four yard per carry mark. As a result of injuries and the Browns struggles, Droughns did not even gain 1000 all purpose yards on the season, and only found the end zone four times. In this game, he fumbled the ball twice, losing one of them. With the Browns securing the third pick in next year's draft, the Browns may choose to add a top a running back or top notch left tackle, both of which could dramatically improve the Browns running game in 2007.