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AFC North Division Rankings (Offense After Four Weeks)

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After the jump, you'll find a table that shows how the Cleveland Browns rank in offensive categories compared to the other three teams in the AFC North.

Team Total Yds Pass Yds Rush Yds INT Rate Sack Rate 3rd Down% Red Zone% Clock Points
Baltimore Ravens 358.5
(14)
234.8
(19)
123.8
(8)
2.14%
(9)
5.71%
(16)
37.29%
(14)
33.33%
(26)
31:20
(10)
29.8
(6)
Cincinnati Bengals 340.5
(20)
225.3
(23)
115.3
(12)
2.94%
(17)
6.62%
(18)
28.00%
(29)
41.67%
(21)
29:02
(20)
20.0
(23)
Cleveland Browns 321.0
(22)
235.3
(18)
85.8
(27)
1.74%
(5)
4.07%
(7)
37.10%
(15)
55.56%
(11)
30:48
(15)
18.5
(25)
Pittsburgh Steelers 359.3
(13)
265.8
(10)
93.8
(21)
3.60%
(26)
10.07%
(27)
47.06%
(6)
36.36%
(24)
32:07
(7)
16.0
(27)

A couple of things stand out here. First, it doesn't seem like any of the teams have been terrible on offense, although points have been hard to come by for everyone except the Ravens. For all the offensive line issues the Browns have had, McCoy has been able to get the ball off quick enough without being sacked. That's not to say the offensive line is doing a good enough job; it just means McCoy is not taking sacks. For the number of pass attempts he has had, he's not turning the ball over often.

Cleveland has not been bad down in the red zone and in third down situations. The third down rate seems like a surprise considering how many times the Browns have struggled to convert on short yardage plays with the run. I know the Browns were supposed to be going to a pass-oriented West Coast Offense, but with the team's situation at running back (Hillis and Hardesty), the rushing yardage category should not have regressed this much from a year ago.

The Bengals have exceeded my expectations on offense to date, but they have struggled on third down conversions. Out of all four teams, Pittsburgh seems to be having the most underachieving offense, and things might only get worse with the injuries at the quarterback and running back positions.