|Porter Gustin||54||83%||2 tackles, 1 assist (3 combined).|
|Myles Garrett||50||77%||4 tackles (4 combined). 2 sacks, 2 QH, 1 FF, 1 FR.|
|Sheldon Richardson||43||66%||3 tackles, 1 assist (4 combined). 1 sack, 1 TFL, 1 QH, 1 pass defended.|
|Larry Ogunjobi||41||63%||2 tackles, 2 assists (4 combined). 1 TFL.|
|Jordan Elliott||23||35%||1 assist (1 combined).|
|Joe Jackson||19||29%||1 assist (1 combined).|
|Adrian Clayborn||16||25%||No stats registered.|
|Vincent Taylor||15||23%||1 tackle, 1 assist (2 combined). 1 TFL.|
- Porter Gustin played the most snaps among Browns defensive linemen (83%) with Olivier Vernon out and Adrian Clayborn limited (25%).
- Myles Garrett had another high impact game. He was the Browns’ top-graded defender by PFF with a grade of 90.1. Garrett’s pressure directly led to three turnovers alone:
Myles Garrett had 7 pressures, 2 sacks and 3 turnovers caused by pressure.— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) September 27, 2020
This was Garrett's 2nd career game with 3 turnovers caused by pressure (Week 7, 2018). Since 2016, Garrett is responsible for 2 of the 5 games where a defender caused 3+ TO-QBP.#WASvsCLE | #Browns
- Cleveland’s defensive tackles continue to play well. Sheldon Richardson logged a sack, and Larry Ogunjobi had a big stuff in the run game for a loss of five yards.
|B.J. Goodson||60||92%||3 tackles (3 combined). 1 INT, 1 pass defended, 1 FR.|
|Sione Takitaki||41||63%||2 tackles, 4 assists (6 combined).|
|Malcolm Smith||26||40%||1 INT, 1 pass defended.|
|Mack Wilson||6||9%||No stats registered.|
- This brought be back to the days of Cleveland’s linebackers coming out of no where to log interceptions against Peyton Manning — I’m talking about the likes of Ben Taylor and Kevin Bentley. On Sunday, it was B.J. Goodson and Malcolm Smith.
- In his season debut, Mack Wilson played 6 snaps. Stefanski wanted he and CB Kevin Johnson to knock off some rest before the coaches ramp up their playing time:
#Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said he thinks LB Mack Wilson (knee) and CB Kevin Johnson (liver) knocked off rust Sunday in ramp up to full-fledged return and will receive more playing time going forward— Nate Ulrich (@ByNateUlrich) September 28, 2020
|Terrance Mitchell||65||100%||1 tackle, 1 assist (2 combined). 1 pass defended, 1 FF.|
|Kevin Johnson||38||58%||2 tackles, 1 assist (3 combined). 1 FF.|
|Tavierre Thomas||30||46%||2 tackles (2 combined). 1 TFL, 1 FR.|
|Denzel Ward||29||45%||1 tackle, 1 assist (2 combined). 1 pass defended.|
|M.J. Stewart||22||34%||3 tackles (3 combined).|
|A.J. Green||1||2%||No stats registered.|
- The Browns got one half of play out of Denzel Ward. He did not play the second half because his groin injury acting up, but he didn’t worsen it. The coaching staff will have to weigh his recovery vs. the amount of snaps he gets in the next couple of weeks. That could depend on how close someone like Greedy Williams is to returning to action.
- Kevin Johnson appeared to be playing outside cornerback in relief of Ward, while Tavierre Thomas kept the nickel job this week. The biggest play this week for Thomas was recovering Karl Joseph’s fumble after an interception. Eventually, the objective is for Johnson to be the nickelback, though.
- M.J. Stewart also played 22 snaps.
|Andrew Sendejo||65||100%||4 tackles, 1 assist (5 combined).|
|Karl Joseph||65||100%||4 tackles, 2 assists (6 combined). 1 INT, 1 pass defended.|
|Ronnie Harrison||7||11%||1 tackle (1 combined).|
- Karl Joseph had a big interception, although he could have turned right into a goat had Washington recovered his fumble. That interception set off a string of turnovers for Washington.
- Andrew Sendejo has made some big hits, but they’re often after a big gain has already happened, and the good coverage grades he had in Minnesota last year are just not materializing. It is still surprising that Sendejo is seeing all the work over Ronnie Harrison and that Sheldrick Redwine is not playing any snaps on defense.