|DL||Myles Garrett||61||82%||4 tackles, 1 assist (5 combined). 1 sack, 2 TFL, 3 QH.|
|DL||Emmanuel Ogbah||55||74%||1 tackle, 1 assist (2 combined).|
|DL||Larry Ogunjobi||51||69%||4 assists (4 tackles).|
|DL||Trevon Coley||32||43%||1 assist (1 combined).|
|DL||Chris Smith||21||28%||1 tackle, 1 assist (2 combined).|
|DL||Anthony Zettel||13||18%||No stats registered.|
|DL||Brian Price||8||11%||No stats registered.|
- Myles Garrett was a force against the Panthers. He logged another sack, pushing his season-total to 12.5. PFF gave him a grade of 90.8, saying he generated 7 pressures in 38 pass-rushing attempts. Remember, he almost nearly forced a strip-sack on Cam Newton to end the first half, but the play was overturned to a forward shuffle pass.
- The Browns saved up Larry Ogunjobi for the second half with a big brace on his bicep. He still played 69% of the snaps, a sign that they feel he can deal with the injury moving forward (otherwise, they would’ve limited him much more).
|LB||Joe Schobert||74||100%||6 tackles, 1 assist (7 combined).|
|LB||Jamie Collins||74||100%||6 tackles, 1 assist (7 combined). 1 TFL.|
|LB||Genard Avery||60||81%||2 tackles, 2 assists (4 combined). 1 pass defended.|
|LB||Tanner Vallejo||6||8%||1 tackle, 1 assist (2 combined).|
- Genard Avery received a lot of low grades for his pass coverage leading up to this week. Although he didn’t make spectacular plays in pass defense, he made a couple of stops, which was encouraging to see — even though I think it might have been “right place, right time.”
- Jamie Collins and Joe Schobert played the whole game, but neither had a play that really stood out.
|CB||T.J. Carrie||72||97%||3 tackles, 1 assist (4 combined). 2 passes defended.|
|CB||Terrance Mitchell||71||96%||4 tackles, 1 assist (5 combined).|
|CB||Briean Boddy-Calhoun||68||92%||4 tackles, 1 assist (5 combined). 1 QH.|
- The officials kept throwing the flag on T.J. Carrie. As has been the case, some calls were understandable (but borderline), while others are ones you’d like to let the guys play on. Carrie is not viewed as anywhere near a top corner, so him being “handsy” is drawing flags from officials.
- Terrance Mitchell made a very quiet return, but started and played 96% of the snaps. I don’t even remember his name being called once during the broadcast.
|S||Damarious Randall||72||97%||8 tackles, 1 assist (9 combined). 1 interception, 1 pass defended.|
|S||Jabrill Peppers||59||80%||2 tackles (2 combined).|
|S||Derrick Kindred||17||23%||1 tackle, 1 assist (2 combined).|
- Damarious Randall had the interception that sealed the victory at the end on Newton’s overthrow, but it was Jabrill Peppers who continues to receive some high praise from PFF (Randall also graded high).
Jabrill Peppers (82.6 game grade, third among Week 14 safeties) excelled in the pass game versus Carolina. Peppers was in coverage on 33 snaps, but allowed just one catch on one target for three yards, giving him a yards-per-snap average of just .09, the sixth-lowest rate among qualifying safeties. But stopping the run is what Peppers was slated to do this year in his move back to strong safety, and stopping the run is what he’s done. On the year, Peppers has the T-9th best run-stop percentage (4.7) among qualifying safeties and the 16th-best run defense grade (75.8).