2002-3 Unit Comparisons

The Browns have provided us with some statistics on how the offensive and defensive units of the club have been performing. These tables compare last year's performance to the 2003 season (through eight games).

DEFENSIVE COMPARISON: FIRST 8 GAMES 2002 – 2003
(based on opponents statistics) 

Statistical Category 2002 Season 2003 Season
Record 4-4 3-5
Points Scored (Allowed) 172 (21.5) 130 (16.2)
First Downs Allowed 157 121
             Rushing 58 44
             Passing 85 68
             Penalty 14 9
3rd Down Conversion Allowed 45-111 (.405) 35-106 (.330)
4th Down Conversion Allowed 2-5 (.400) 4-9 (.444)
Opponent Time of Possession 30:25 29:00
Total Yards Allowed 2756 2323
              Rushing 1077 1037
              Passing 1679 1286
Penalties Allowed 56-462 82-599
Fumbles-Lost 14-5 14-4
Total Touchdowns Allowed 18 8
               Rushing 7 4
               Passing 11 4
Plays Allowed of 20+  yards 30 19
Plays Allowed of 30+ yards 10 10


OFFENSIVE COMPARISON: FIRST 8 GAMES 2002 - 2003 

Statistical Category 2002 Season 2003 Season
Record 4-4 3-5
Points Scored 185 (23.1) 115 (14.4)
First Downs 142 140
             Rushing 30 44
             Passing 93 79
             Penalty 19 17
3rd Down Conversion 46-116 (.396) 40-106 (.377)
4th Down Conversion 4-5 (.800) 4-9 (.444)
Time of Possession 29:35 31:00
Total Yards 2515 2133
              Rushing 602 758
              Passing 1913 1375
Penalties 58-502 53-441
Fumbles-Lost 10-5 15-4
Total Touchdowns 20 12
               Rushing 3 2
               Passing 15 9
               Returns 2 1
Plays of 20+  yards 29 12
Plays of 30+ yards 12 3

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