KC Chiefs vs Browns: Analyzing Cleveland's Football Tendencies

Every team in the NFL has strengths and weaknesses, tendencies, and go-to guys.  They have plays they like to call during tight situations or directions they like to run when in the middle of the football field.

The Kansas City Chiefs return to Browns Stadium for a rematch of last years gun fight.  Look for the KC Chiefs to be a little bit more stingy when giving up the points this go around.

After only one game the Cleveland Browns have two tendencies according to the numbers:

  • They like to pass to short and to their right.
  • They like to run at the their center and right guard.

Let's find out how the Browns tendencies match up with the Chief's strengths and weaknesses.

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Browns Rushing Offense

Left End Left Tackle Left Guard Up the Middle Right Guard Right Tackle Right End
Plays: 3 Plays: 2 Plays: 2 Plays: 6 Plays: 6 Plays: 2 Plays: 2
NFL Rank: 12 NFL Rank: 18 NFL Rank: 19 NFL Rank: 14 NFL Rank: 3 NFL Rank: 18 NFL Rank: 18
Avg Gain: 6.67 Avg Gain: -2.00 Avg Gain: 4.00 Avg Gain: 9.67 Avg Gain: 2.67 Avg Gain: 0.00 Avg Gain: 2.50
NFL Rank: 6 NFL Rank: 27 NFL Rank: 12 NFL Rank: 3 NFL Rank: 13 NFL Rank: 27 NFL Rank: 22

Browns Rushing Notes:

  • Last week I wrote that the San Diego Chargers would attack the Chiefs in the center of the defense because their preseason stats indicated that is where they liked to go.  Well, the Chargers ran the ball 16 times (3rd in the NFL the first week) right at the Chiefs nose tackle.
  • If the Browns have a running tendency by the numbers I suppose it would be right at the center or right guard.  Look for the Browns to test the Chiefs up the middle again.  The Chiefs gave up 3.5 yards per carry up the middle against the Chargers.  That was 14th in the NFL.

Browns Passing Offense

LEFT DEEP
MIDDLE DEEP
RIGHT DEEP

Plays: 04

Avg Gain: 5.5

NFL Rank: 16

Plays: 02

Avg Gain: 20.5

NFL Rank: 09

Plays: 02

Avg Gain: 0.0

NFL Rank: 20
LEFT SHORT
MIDDLE SHORT RIGHT SHORT

Plays: 07

Avg Gain: 3.0

NFL Rank: 29

Plays: 03

Avg Gain: 5.6

NFL Rank: 18

Plays: 19

Avg Gain: 7.1

NFL Rank: 04

Browns Passing Zone Frequency Chart

 

Browns Passing Notes:

  • One tendency in the passing game is that the Browns threw the ball to the right and short a glaring 19 times in their first game.  Don't be surprised if the Browns decide the fields of Flowers aren't so tasty on that side of the Chiefs defense.  I look for them to even those left/right numbers up against the Chiefs.
  • The Chargers attacked the Chiefs 7 times on both the right and left short areas.  Going to the Chargers left they picked up 4.3 yards a catch and right 3.0 yards per catch.

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*Chiefs Preseason: Breaking Down The O-Line Tape - Primer *What You Look For in an NFL Offensive Lineman - The Basics

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