The Cleveland Browns take on the Los Angeles Rams in Week 13 but Cleveland fans need to wait an extra three-plus hours to see the game. Browns fans are keenly aware of how interesting of a season the team has had with a stellar defense at home, an okay-to-bad one on the road and an overly poor, turnover-prone offense overall.
At 7-4 and fighting for a playoff spot, Cleveland’s power pair is reportedly “here to stay.”
The offense is among the keys to this week’s game, with just two areas of concern that must be improved at the quarterback position. With Joe Flacco getting the start, it will be interesting how different the offense actually is.
Before today’s game kicks off, we wanted to share a few interesting data nuggets about the Browns:
Strength of Schedule
According to Sharp Football, Cleveland’s remaining schedule is the 4th easiest in the AFC:
There is some bad news, however:
The bad news is the Browns are now down to starting Joe Flacco at QB. Additionally, the two other teams sitting at 6-5, closely battling for the final AFC playoff seeds, both face easier schedules than the Browns to close the year (Colts #7 easiest, Texans #5 easiest).
Cleveland remains “win and you are in” going into the last six games of the season.
An interesting look at how this week’s contest could impact playoff chances. The Browns have a pretty large change depending on if they win or lose this week:
NFL Week 13 - Playoff Probability Leverage pic.twitter.com/1i3Zwqv2zP— SumerSports (@SumerSports) November 30, 2023
Astounding Completion % Fact
We all know Cleveland is a flawed team on offense with a lot of strengths on defense but this stat is almost shocking:
the browns have the lowest completion percentage in the league (56.1%) and have allowed the lowest completion percentage in the league (55.8%)— Tej Seth (@tejfbanalytics) November 29, 2023
Those stats tell us a lot that we already knew but put them into league wide context.