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Browns’ defensive snap counts, stats, and PFF notes: Week 13

The Browns’ defense technically only allowed one touchdown against the Texans, meaning they would’ve kept Cleveland in it with a better offensive day.

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Below, we analyze the snap counts and stats on defense for the Cleveland Browns’ Week 13 game against the Houston Texans.

Defensive Line

Pos Player Plays % Stats
Pos Player Plays % Stats
DL Myles Garrett 61 80% 2 tackles, 1 assist (3 combined). 1.5 sacks, 1 TFL, 2 QH.
DL Emmanuel Ogbah 60 79% 4 tackles, 2 assists (6 combined). 1 sack, 1 TFL, 1 QH.
DL Trevon Coley 47 62% 1 tackle, 6 assists (7 combined).
DL Larry Ogunjobi 33 43% No stats registered.
DL Brian Price 32 42% 2 tackles, 2 assists (4 combined).
DL Anthony Zettel 21 28% 2 assists (2 combined).
DL Chris Smith 17 22% 2 tackles (2 combined). 1 pass defended.
  • Even though Myles Garrett was involved in a couple of sacks, for the Texans being as thin as they were up front, the hope was that he would be more of a factor. Per PFF, he wasn’t:

Myles Garrett recorded a couple of sacks, but for the majority of the game, he was absent in the passing game. He simply couldn’t generate consistent pressure through out the game.

  • Larry Ogunjobi suffered a biceps injury, limiting his action against Houston. Brian Price therefore saw an uptick in reps with 42% of the snaps, and Trevon Coley had the unusually high number of assists (6).


Pos Player Plays % Stats
Pos Player Plays % Stats
LB Joe Schobert 76 100% 2 tackles, 9 assists (11 combined). 0.5 sack, 1 QH.
LB Jamie Collins 76 100% 2 tackles, 2 assists (4 combined). 1 TFL, 1 QH.
LB Genard Avery 33 43% 1 tackle, 2 assists (3 combined). 1 sack, 1 TFL, 1 QH.
LB Tanner Vallejo 31 41% 2 tackles, 2 assists (4 combined).
  • Welcome back to the pass-rushing department, Genard Avery! Per PFF, he generated pressure on a high percentage of his pass-rushing attempts, finishing the game with one sack:

Avery forced six pressures in his 15 pass-rush snaps - including one sack - earning the highest pass rushing productivity rating (pressures created per rush, weighted toward sacks) among all edge defenders with at least five pass-rush snaps in Week 13.

  • No linebacker graded in the Top 5 defensively for the Browns this week.


Pos Player Plays % Stats
Pos Player Plays % Stats
CB T.J. Carrie 76 100% 6 tackles, 2 assists (8 combined). 1 pass defended.
CB Briean Boddy-Calhoun 45 59% 2 tackles (2 combined). 1 forced fumble.
CB Phillip Gaines 40 53% 4 tackles, 2 assists (6 combined).
CB Denzel Ward 32 42% 1 tackle, 1 assist (2 combined). 1 TFL.
  • T.J. Carrie fought with DeAndre Hopkins during the game, as the two were getting chippy with each other. There were a couple of plays in which Carrie was flagged for holding despite there not being much of anything there; but then there were also some in which he wasn’t flagged when he could have been — probably because Hopkins was hand-fighting too.
  • With Denzel Ward leaving the game early (concussion), Phillip Gaines was forced into heavy action. PFF gave him credit for his performance, noting he was the second-highest graded defender on the day for Cleveland:

His coverage grade of 78.4 ranked 15th among qualifying cornerbacks this week, and his 61.5 passer-rating-allowed ranked him 20th. Gaines gave up two catches on four targets for 17 yards in his 23 snaps in coverage.

  • Briean Boddy-Calhoun was the Browns’ highest-graded defender (92.0) by far. He also had a sack that was negated due to a penalty.


Pos Player Plays % Stats
Pos Player Plays % Stats
S Damarious Randall 76 100% 7 tackles, 1 assist ( 8 combined).
S Jabrill Peppers 55 72% 3 tackles, 5 assists (8 combined). 1 QH.
S Derrick Kindred 25 33% 2 tackles, 3 assists (5 combined).
  • The snap distribution has become the norm for awhile now: Jabrill Peppers is the definitive starter, while Derrick Kindred sees rotational reps. Peppers could’ve easily been flagged once for tossing Hopkins down after the whistle.
  • Damarious Randall was the Browns’ third-highest graded defender (74.4).