|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).
|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.
|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.
|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).