Who dropped the ball the most in the AFC North? In terms of passes, it was the Cleveland Browns for the second season in a row.
The Browns dropped 27 passes in 2012, according to ESPN Stats & Information. But the Browns were the only team in the division whose drops decreased from the previous season.
In 2011, Cleveland recorded 33 dropped passes. The Bengals had five more dropped passes than the year before and finished with 25. The Steelers dropped 23 passes and the Ravens had 21.
Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green led all players in the division with nine drops. But the Pro Bowl receiver was also targeted 158 times. In comparison, Browns receiver Greg Little had seven drops on just 85 targeted passes. Little, who led the AFC North with 11 dropped passes last year, was second in the division this year behind Green.
The other five players in the AFC North with at least four drops were: Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham (seven), Steelers receiver Mike Wallace (six), Browns receiver Josh Gordon (five), Ravens receiver Torrey Smith (four) and Browns fullback Owen Marecic (four).