|DL||Myles Garrett||66||86%||1 tackle (1 combined). 1 sack, 1 TFL, 1 QH.|
|DL||Emmanuel Ogbah||61||79%||2 tackles, 1 assist (3 combined). 1 QH, 1 pass defended.|
|DL||Larry Ogunjobi||57||74%||1 tackle, 2 assists (3 combined). 1 forced fumble.|
|DL||Trevon Coley||41||53%||1 tackle (1 combined).|
|DL||Brian Price||32||42%||No stats registered.|
|DL||Chris Smith||19||25%||No stats registered.|
|DL||Anthony Zettel||11||14%||No stats registered.|
- The Browns’ defensive line wasn’t getting it done against the run (nor was the rest of the defense). Brian Price, Anthony Zettel, and Chris Smith didn’t come for any tackles.
- DE Myles Garrett finished the season with 13.5 sacks after getting to Lamar Jackson once, when he beat his man out of his stance. Garrett was the third-highest graded defensive player by PFF, but only with a 69.5.
- DT Larry Ogunjobi had a sack taken away by a roughing the passer penalty. It was a tough penalty to see called, because he pushed the pile back and his arms behind in the air while creating the push just basically bumped into Jackson’s head. He left briefly with a possible concussion, but was able to return.
|LB||Joe Schobert||77||100%||10 tackles, 3 assists (13 tackles).|
|LB||Jamie Collins||77||100%||7 tackles, 2 assists (9 combined). 1 sack, 1 TFL, 1 QH.|
|LB||Genard Avery||30||39%||No stats registered.|
|LB||Ray Ray Armstrong||24||31%||3 tackles, 1 assist (4 combined). 1 TFL|
- Joe Schobert finished with a team-high 13 tackles. Per PFF, there was some good and some bad with that. PFF say that Schobert and Jamie Collins “made seven and five run-stops respectively on Sunday,” but that they “combined for five missed tackles in the run game when no other Week 17 linebacker missed more than one.”
- Ray-Ray Armstrong played 31% of the snaps and was the second-highest graded defender by PFF (71.2). Genard Avery didn’t get on the stat sheet in his final game of the season.
|CB||T.J. Carrie||74||96%||5 tackles (5 combined).|
|CB||Terrance Mitchell||70||91%||6 tackles, 1 assist (7 combined). 1 pass defended.|
|CB||Briean Boddy-Calhoun||42||55%||4 tackles, 2 assists (6 combined).|
- With Denzel Ward out, the Browns were back to starting T.J. Carrie on the outside with Briean Boddy-Calhoun in the slot. Carrie ended up grading out as the Browns’ highest-graded defender on the day (77.3).
|S||Damarious Randall||70||91%||3 tackles, 2 assists (5 combined).|
|S||Jabrill Peppers||66||86%||4 tackles, 3 assists (7 combined). 1 TFL, 1 QH, 1 fumble recovery.|
|S||Derrick Kindred||24||31%||2 tackles (2 combined).|
|S||Jermaine Whitehead||6||8%||2 assists (2 combined).|
- It’s a shame that S Jabrill Peppers had a touchdown return taken away from him on Lamar Jackson’s goal line fumble. Imagine how much that play would’ve changed the game. Derrick Kindred’s utilization in the back half of the season stayed the same as Peppers became fully entrenched as the starter.
- Jermaine Whitehead played six snaps at safety when Damarious Randall had to briefly exit the game for cramps.