Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Browns are among the league's worst at getting pressure on the quarterback.

One reason the Browns defense hasn't performed up to expectations? How about lack of pressure on opposing quarterbacks.

The Cleveland Browns defense ranks near the bottom of the league in many categories. They are 29th in yards allowed per game (401.6), dead last in rushing yards allowed per game (147.6) and 26th in the league in points allowed per game (27.4). They have intercepted just 5 passes on the season, and recorded 15 sacks.

Those 15 sacks ties them with Oakland for 23rd in the league, but when it comes to consistently pressuring the quarterback, the Browns are near the bottom of the league.

Here are NFL defensive pressure rates, which Scout compiled by adding sacks plus passing attempts and dividing by quarterback hits taken from the NFL's statistical gamebooks.

TeamSacksQB HitsPassesPressure Rate
Denver 30 68 309 22.01
Minnesota 19 61 294 20.75
Detroit 20 53 269 19.7
N.Y. Jets 16 64 331 19.34
St. Louis 27 54 301 17.94
Seattle 20 45 262 17.18
Green Bay 23 53 309 17.15
Houston 20 49 286 17.13
Cincinnati 23 55 330 16.67
Arizona 13 48 306 15.69
New England 27 53 340 15.59
Baltimore 21 47 309 15.21
Tennessee 22 39 259 15.06
Tampa Bay 17 43 289 14.88
Chicago 14 39 268 14.55
Carolina 25 54 375 14.4
Atlanta 10 47 346 13.58
San Diego 16 40 300 13.33
Pittsburgh 22 49 370 13.24
Jacksonville 18 41 313 13.1
Washington 12 36 275 13.09
Dallas 14 36 281 12.81
San Francisco 16 43 338 12.72
Indianapolis 13 45 354 12.71
N.Y. Giants 9 47 377 12.47
Buffalo 13 41 336 12.2
Miami 16 33 278 11.87
Cleveland 15 36 317 11.36
Kansas City 21 34 315 10.79
Oakland 15 38 376 10.11
New Orleans 18 34 341 9.97
Philadelphia 19 33 334 9.88

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