How to fix the Browns’ season woes

By Andrew Sacher-Pool, Associated Press By Andrew M. SeamanAssociated PressBUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills are trying to fix their woes in the second half of the season.

The Bills’ first two games against division opponents were by an average of 12 points, but they have lost six of their past seven and have averaged 21.3 points per game during the slump.

The loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night was their worst since Week 2 of the 2011 season, when they had a league-worst 3-11 record.

Buffalo’s defense was also outclassed, with two sacks and five quarterback hits allowed.

The Browns are 7-2 when scoring a touchdown.

The teams are playing each other for the first time since the 2008 season.

The Bills and Browns combined for a league average of 4.9 sacks, which ranked third in the NFL.

The team is allowing 4.3 sacks a game.

Buffalo had two sacks, one sack for a loss and a quarterback hit against Baltimore, and has allowed 15 sacks in the past three games.

The Ravens had five sacks and 12 QB hits allowed, and have scored the most touchdowns (24) against Buffalo (16) in a span of nine games.

Buffalo has allowed seven touchdowns in its past four games.

The Bills had five players intercepted in their past two games.

Cleveland’s other players have been flagged three times apiece.

The Browns are 6-1 this season and lead the NFL with 24 sacks.

They have also allowed five interceptions.

Cleveland has allowed 13 sacks in three games against Buffalo.

Buffies quarterback Tyrod Taylor had a career-high four touchdown passes Sunday, but was intercepted by the Ravens and returned for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

The play set up a touchdown that tied the game.

The Ravens rushed for 109 yards in the first half against the Browns, but only averaged 7.4 yards per carry.

Bills running back Marlon Mack had a season-high 109 yards rushing Sunday.

The rushing touchdown came on a 23-yard pass from quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to Mack.

He was sacked twice.

Bills cornerback Tramon Williams was ejected from Sunday’s game.

He hit quarterback Tyron Smith during a 3-yard run with 4:05 left.

Williams was also flagged for unnecessary roughness on a pass interference penalty that led to a Ravens touchdown.

Buffies linebacker Marcell Dareus was flagged for roughing the passer after his hit on Smith.

Dareus has four tackles in the last two games after missing three games with a torn ACL.

Buffles receiver Josh Huff and cornerback Kyle Fuller were both penalized for roughness against Smith.

The penalties were flagged for targeting and unnecessary roughs.

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