Jake Delhomme’s preseason passer rating is 110.5. He is fourth in the NFL behind Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady and Kyle Orton.
Seneca Wallace’s passer rating is high, 103.0, even though he has completed just half of his 26 passes. He benefits from averaging 8.8 yards per passing attempt (Delhomme is at 7.2) and a 3-to-1 touchdowns-to-interceptions ratio.
Through three games, the Browns lead their opponents 703-542 in passing yards. In the 2010 regular season, opponents led the Browns 3,915-2,076.
Delhomme was sharp in preseason game No. 3, going 20-of-25 for 152 yards, a touchdown and a 105.3 rating. That encouraging work is tempered by this bit of recent history: In his third preseason game last year, Brady Quinn went 11-of-15 for 128 yards, a touchdown and a 121.0 rating in a win over Tennessee.
Jerome Harrison has rushed 23 times for 72 yards. He is not concerned about his 3.1 per-carry average.
“I’m where I want to be,” he said, “besides the fumble.”
He was talking about a fumble that was recovered and returned for a touchdown Saturday. He also lost a fumble in the previous game.
Peyton Hillis leads the Browns in carries with 21. He is averaging 3.8 yards. James Davis has averaged 3.4 yards on 11 carries.
The Browns are looking for a back who can average closer to 4.5. That is one reason they are eager to get rookie Round 2 pick Montario Hardesty in a preseason game. He has missed the first three games but has not been ruled out of Thursday’s game against Chicago.