Below, we analyze the snap counts and stats on defense for the Cleveland Browns’ Week 8 game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Week 8 Defensive Snap Counts
|DL||Myles Garrett||53||91%||2 tackles (2 combined). 1 sack, 1 TFL, 1 QH, 1 FF.|
|DL||Za'Darius Smith||36||62%||1 assist (1 combined). 1 QH.|
|DL||Dalvin Tomlinson||35||60%||1 QH.|
|DL||Ogbo Okoronkwo||28||48%||No stats registered.|
|DL||Jordan Elliott||27||47%||2 tackles (2 combined). 1 TFL.|
|DL||Maurice Hurst||26||45%||1 tackle, 1 assist (2 combined). 1 INT, 1 pass defended.|
|DL||Shelby Harris||20||34%||No stats registered.|
|DL||Alex Wright||9||16%||No stats registered.|
|LB||Anthony Walker||43||74%||2 tackles, 2 assists (4 combined). 1 TFL.|
|LB||Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah||34||59%||3 tackles, 1 assist (4 combined). 1 TFL.|
|LB||Sione Takitaki||22||38%||No stats registered.|
|LB||Tony Fields||17||29%||2 assists (2 combined).|
|CB||Denzel Ward||58||100%||4 tackles (4 combined).|
|CB||M.J. Emerson||49||84%||5 tackles, 1 assist (6 combined). 1 INT, 1 pass defended.|
|CB||Cameron Mitchell||24||41%||2 tackles (2 combined).|
|CB||Greg Newsome||23||40%||1 tackle (1 combined). 1 pass defended.|
|S||Juan Thornhill||58||100%||6 tackles (6 combined).|
|S||Grant Delpit||57||98%||5 tackles, 1 assist (6 combined).|
|S||Rodney McLeod||19||33%||2 assists (2 combined).|
- DL: His interception helped, but in general, Maurice Hurst had a dominant grade from PFF this week, scoring a 92.4. That was the best defensive grade for Cleveland, and the 4th-highest grade across the NFL for Week 8. Myles Garrett had a pedestrian game compared to the previous week, but he still got to Geno Smith for the team’s only sack of the day in what was a big play at the time. Za’Darius Smith let Smith get out of his grasp in the first quarter, which resulted in a touchdown pass.
- LB: With Sione Takitaki returning this week, Tony Fields still saw some action as the team went with a rotation of four linebackers.
- CB: Second-year man M.J. Emerson had a key interception at the end of the first half that prevented Seattle from scoring. PFF had him as a lockdown corner for Week 8. Greg Newsome exited the game with an injury. Rookie Cameron Mitchell missed a pick six opportunity, a play that could have led to a different outcome to the game if it had happened.
Martin Emerson Jr vs the Seahawks— PFF CLE Browns (@PFF_Browns) October 30, 2023
34 coverage snaps
2 forced incompletions
27.1 passer rating allowed
- S: After a sharp preseason performance, I’ve been a bit lukewarm on Juan Thornhill at times. That includes this play at the end of the game; remember, even though the Browns turned it over, the defense just needed someone to make a play to at least hold Seattle to a field goal.