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Browns' Defensive Snap Counts and Stats vs. Bengals

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Looking at the defensive snap counts in the Browns' 23-10 loss to the Bengals.

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Below, we analyze the snap counts and stats on defense for the Cleveland Browns' Week 14 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Defensive Line

Pos Player Plays % Stats
DL Emmanuel Ogbah 59 83% 3 tackles, 3 assists (6 combined). 1.5 sacks, 3 QH, 1 TFL.
DL Danny Shelton 52 73% 5 tackles, 2 assists (7 combined).
DL Jamie Meder 50 70% 3 tackles (3 combined).
DL Carl Nassib 43 61% 1 tackle (1 combined).
DL Stephen Paea 27 38% 3 assists (3 combined). 0.5 sack, 1 TFL.
DL Xavier Cooper
17 24% No stats registered.

In his first five games, Ogbah had a total of two quarterback hits. In eight games since then, he has 12 quarterback hits. His 4.5 sacks lead the club. All I wanted to see this season was some growth from a few players, and Ogbah is one of the success stories. Shelton continues to rack up a ton of tackles for a nose tackle. Remember Nassib's one hustle play from behind? That was his only tackle of the game.

Outside Linebacker

Pos Player Plays % Stats
OLB Jamie Collins
71 100% 13 tackles, 2 assists (15 combined). 1 sack, 2 TFL, 1 QH.
OLB Cam Johnson
28 39% 1 tackle, 2 assists (3 combined). 1 sack, 1 forced fumble.
OLB Corey Lemonier 10 14% No stats registered.

Collins has played five games with the Browns, and he is fourth on the team in tackles. His 15-tackle effort helped, although PFF says many of them were clean-up duty downfield. Johnson had a nice sack+fumble early on. When he beats his man outright, he can lay the wood on a quarterback.

Inside Linebacker

Pos Player Plays % Stats
ILB Christian Kirksey 71 100% 1 tackle, 2 assists (3 combined).
ILB Demario Davis 28 39% 5 tackles, 2 assists (7 combined).

It's unusual to see Kirksey, the team's leading tackler, finish with just 3 tackles on the day. Davis, who saw much fewer snaps, had 7 tackles.

Safety

Pos Player Plays % Stats
S Ed Reynolds
70 99% 1 tackle (1 combined).
S Ibraheim Campbell
28 39% 2 tackles, 2 assists (4 combined).
S Tracy Howard
1
1% No stats registered.

The "safety" numbers are a bit off because I still have Tramon Williams at cornerback, but he played some safety this week. Reynolds continued to be steady, which is what I'm looking for to help evaluate other players. I think the lack of bleeding has safety has helped guys like Ogbah, Kirksey, Collins, and Nassib be able to make some more plays.

Cornerback

Pos Player Plays % Stats
CB Joe Haden 70 99% 4 tackles, 2 assists (6 combined).
CB Jamar Taylor
70 99% 5 tackles (5 combined).
CB Briean Boddy-Calhoun 43 61% 3 tackles (3 combined).
CB Tramon Williams
43 61% 3 tackles (3 combined).

The Browns' cornerbacks weren't really targeted for most of the afternoon.