CINCINNATI (AP) Stringing two first downs together in a drive has never been more of a challenge for the Bengals Cheap Jerome Baker Jersey , who head into the final stretch of the season trying to stay in contention despite an offense that ranks among the worst in franchise history.
They’re having a really hard time simply staying on the field.
The Bengals (4-6) rank last in the league in total yards and total plays. They’re second-worst in time of possession, holding the ball for only 26 minutes, 45 seconds per game. And there’s been no indication of improvement heading into a home game against the Browns (0-10) on Sunday.Article continues below ...
pair of first downs only 27 percent of the time.
The result is a glaring imbalance. The Bengals have run only 524 plays this season, which are by far the fewest in the NFL; the Jets are second-worst at 566. They’re on pace to set a club record for fewest plays in a 16-game, non-strike season.