Originally Posted by GAC
...their offense, which is top 5 overall in the NFL, has been able to compensate for such a sad defense. But it keeps catching up to them.
Hmmm, sounds like another football team from Ohio.
It's pretty striking how similar the two teams are. On offense, the Bengals are 8th in YPG, the Browns are 11th. The Bengals are 9th in PPG, the Browns are 5th.
But on defense, the Bengals are 31st in YPGA, the Browns are 32nd. The Bengals have allowed the 3rd most PPG, the Browns have allowed the most.
My guess is the difference in records comes from turnovers. I'm not sure how Cleveland has done this season, but the Bengals have been pretty far in the red (~-7) against all teams not named Baltimore. We could very well see another shootout when they meet again in Cincy.