Each week, Pro Football Focus takes a quick look back at each of the game's that took place in the previous week and analyzes them. Their review of the Browns vs. Bengals game is now live. After the jump is a recap of some of the interesting things had to say, along with my own commentary.
- Rookie wide receiver Greg Little continues to be graded low. The team's number one receiver was still targeted often (seven times), but only came away with 3 catches for 18 yards. He had two drops that contributed to his negative rating, giving him 14 drops on the season. PFF suggests that the Browns start giving him a little less reps since guys like Mohamed Massaquoi and Jordan Norwood have done a better job hanging onto the football. That's not going to happen.
- Another rookie, defensive end Jabaal Sheard, continued to be praised and graded highly. I gave him the game ball in my official game review, as he blew by Ravens right tackle Michael Oher on multiple instances. Another player who was praised was cornerback Joe Haden, who PFF says did not allow a single catch and broke up two passes in the end zone.
- PFF liked what they saw from Ravens offensive guard Marshal Yanda, especially a play he had against rookie defensive tackle Phil Taylor early in the game:
The line of scrimmage was the 40 yard line and by the time Rice had crossed it, Yanda had pushed rookie defensive tackle Phil Taylor (-0.2) back four yards, taking him out of the play completely.
- Colt McCoy's quarterback rating when the Ravens brought the blitz was listed as 15.6.