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Cleveland Browns special teams are among the best in the national football league

Chris Tabor's special teams unit is among the best in three different categories.

The Browns rank among the top teams in three critical special teams categories, according to a compilation of rankings done by Scout.com's Packer Report

The Browns lead the league in field goal percentage, tied with a number of other clubs, due to Travis Coons excellent performance so far this season. The Browns also lead in two different punting categories, courtesy of the special teams squads led by Andy Lee and Travis Benjamin. 

The only point of concern is the team's 28th-ranked kickoff return coverage, which has prompted a number of questions in Ask the Insiders about Coons' leg on kickoffs. 

TeamNet PuntOpp NetKO ReturnKickoffFG PctTotal
Seattle 23 11 6 4 1 45
Oakland 7 10 5 7 18 47
Cleveland 3 4 12 28 1 48
Cincinnati 4 8 11 3 23 49
Green Bay 22 9 3 6 10 50
Baltimore 2 16 8 12 17 55
New England 5 23 25 2 1 56
Detroit 16 18 10 18 1 63
Miami 9 1 20 16 18 64
Dallas 10 30 22 8 1 71
Kansas City 6 14 14 19 18 71
Indianapolis 1 17 21 5 28 72
Tampa Bay 19 3 4 15 32 73
Arizona 31 26 1 9 12 79
Minnesota 17 13 24 10 15 79
Philadelphia 11 12 18 23 15 79
N.Y. Giants 14 28 9 30 1 82
San Francisco 21 6 32 17 10 86
Denver 20 32 13 13 9 87
Pittsburgh 18 20 17 10 24 89
Chicago 12 25 23 32 1 93
Jacksonville 25 7 16 20 25 93  
Washington 30 22 2 26 13 93
N.Y. Jets 32 29 7 1 25 94
Atlanta 15 15 26 22 18 96
New Orleans 24 2 15 27 31 99
St. Louis 13 5 31 24 30 103
Buffalo 8 19 30 25 28 110
Tennessee 29 31 28 21 1 110
Carolina 26 27 19 14 25 111
San Diego 26 24 27 31 13 121
Houston 28 21 29 29 18 125


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