A few days ago, Chase Stuart from Pro Football Perspective put together some data on how often each team in the NFL spent tied, having a lead, or trailing against their opponent. The data comes from the 2012 season, which obviously falls under the Pat Shurmur era, not the Rob Chudzinski/Norv Turner/Ray Horton era. Hopefully, those three minds, coupled with the talent added in the offseason, will flip things around for Cleveland.
- On average, the Browns would be behind in a game by 1.9 points.
- The Browns held a lead for 30% of the time, ranked 24th highest in the NFL
- The Browns were tied 18.8% of the time, ranked 22nd highest in the NFL
- The Browns trailed 51.2% of the time, ranked 7th highest in the NFL
Unfortunately, the final bullet point is the category where you don't want to be ranked high. Would it be nice to be like New England, who only trailed 17.7% of the time?