|DL||Emmanuel Ogbah||59||80%||1 assist (1 combined). 1 fumble recovery.|
|DL||Myles Garrett||57||77%||1 tackle, 1 assist (2 combined). 1 sack, 1 TFL, 1 QH.|
|DL||Larry Ogunjobi||53||72%||2 tackles, 1 assist (3 combined). 1 TFL.|
|DL||Trevon Coley||30||41%||1 tackle (1 combined).|
|DL||Anthony Zettel||17||23%||2 tackles, 3 assists (5 combined). 1 TFL.|
|DL||Brian Price||16||22%||1 assist (1 combined).|
|DL||Chris Smith||15||20%||No stats registered.|
- How about the impact that Anthony Zettel had? He logged 5 tackles in 17 snaps, and ended up being the Browns’ highest-graded defender (78.2).
- Myles Garrett kept scratching and clawing to get a sack, and it finally came in the second half. I thought he was very close to getting another one or two sacks, but I swear the left tackle held him from behind for a no-call. PFF gave Garrett really high praise for his second-half pressures:
- Credit to Emmanuel Ogbah for his hustle to recover the high snap at the start of the second half. It’s unfortunate that Andy Dalton was hurt in the process, but still — good on Ogbah for the pursuit.
|LB||Joe Schobert||74||100%||6 tackles, 2 assists (8 combined). 1 TFL, 1 QH.|
|LB||Jamie Collins||73||99%||2 tackles, 2 assists (4 combined). 1 QH, 1 pass defended.|
|LB||Genard Avery||49||66%||3 tackles (3 combined).|
|LB||Tanner Vallejo||5||7%||No stats registered.|
- Joe Schobert led the team in tackles this week and was the 4th-highest graded defensive player by PFF (72.4). Schobert, in his second game back from injury, was right back up to 100% of the snaps.
- Genard Avery is being asked to do a lot — because of that, his pass rushing stats are less evident. But he still looks like a good role player moving forward.
|CB||T.J. Carrie||74||100%||3 tackles, 2 assists (5 combined). 2 passes defended.|
|CB||Denzel Ward||74||100%||4 tackles (4 combined). 1 pass defended.|
|CB||Briean Boddy-Calhoun||69||93%||5 tackles, 1 assist (6 combined).|
|CB||Phillip Gaines||1||1%||No stats registered.|
- The Browns’ defensive backs knocked away a couple of passes, and it was good to see T.J. Carrie come out with another decent performance.
- Briean Boddy-Calhoun whiffed big time on a Joe Mixon run that helped set up their touchdown to end the first half. He played 93% of the snaps, meaning Cleveland featured five defensive backs for most of the game.
|S||Damarious Randall||74||100%||3 tackles (3 combined). 1 interception, 1 pass defended.|
|S||Jabrill Peppers||55||74%||4 tackles, 1 assist (5 combined).|
|S||Derrick Kindred||19||26%||1 tackle (1 combined).|
- Damarious Randall’s interception was great for not only being a defensive play, but for giving the ball to Hue Jackson. He backed up what he said during the week and knows how to make viral moments happen.
- Jabrill Peppers played 74% of the snaps compared to just 26% for Derrick Kindred. Peppers had the team’s 3rd-highest defensive grade (74.9) per PFF.