Thursday, November 8, 2012
Where they rank on offense, defense
By Jamison Hensley
The Cleveland Browns offense didn't just slip in the red zone this past week. It has also fell in the NFL rankings.
Cleveland ranks 30th -- third-worst in the NFL -- in average yards gained per game (312.0). Only the Arizona Cardinals (295.4) and Jacksonville Jaguars (254.4) are worse than the Browns.
This is familiar territory for Cleveland. The Browns offense has ranked 29th or worse over the previous four seasons.
Here's a look at the NFL rankings after nine weeks:
Offense: Overall (17th), run (26th), pass (11th) and scoring (14th).
Defense: Overall (20th), run (17th), pass (19th) and scoring (25th).
Offense: Overall (30th), run (27th), pass (19th) and scoring (25th).
Defense: Overall (23rd), run (26th), pass (23rd) and scoring (21st).
Offense: Overall (19th), run (16th), pass (15th) and scoring (11th).
Defense: Overall (26th), run (28th), pass (22nd) and scoring (15th).
Offense: Overall (14th), run (21st), pass (10th) and scoring (13th).
Defense: Overall (1st), run (7th-tied), pass (1st) and scoring (9th).