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A single point to ponder, with a bonus

12/20/2013

Two defensive starters left the Baltimore Ravens in the offseason. Paul Kruger went to the Cleveland Browns, Dannell Ellerbe to the Miami Dolphins. Playing for the Ravens defense a year ago, Kruger had nine sacks, and Ellerbe 4.5; playing for the Browns and Dolphins, Kruger has 4.5 sacks and Ellerbe has one.

And ... since the holidays are coming ... a bonus point to ponder, which technically makes this week “A Double Point to Ponder.”

Norv Turner scoffed when asked if the Browns should have run more against the Bears given Cleveland averaged five yards per carry and it was a windy day when Jason Campbell was struggling. Turner’s response was to basically say: Have you watched the other games?!?!? But in the eight games prior to the Browns running 17 times for 93 yards, the Bears gave up this in the run game: 198, 246, 258, 174, 145, 199, 209 and 123 yards. Average: 194 yards, more than double the Browns' total.