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Browns’ defensive snap counts, stats, and notes: Week 14 - The walking wounded

Cleveland is getting pretty thin across the board, but they still delivered a solid defensive effort against Jacksonville.

Jacksonville Jaguars v Cleveland Browns Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

Below, we analyze the snap counts and stats on defense for the Cleveland Browns’ Week 14 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Week 14 Defensive Snap Counts

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Pos Player Plays % Stats
DL Myles Garrett 67 88% 1 tackle (1 combined). 1 TFL, 3 QH.
DL Dalvin Tomlinson 50 66% 1 assist (1 combined). 3 QH.
DL Za'Darius Smith 47 62% 1 tackle (1 combined). 1 sack, 1 TFL, 1 QH, 1 pass defended.
DL Shelby Harris 42 55% 2 tackles (2 combined). 1 TFL.
DL Ogbo Okoronkwo 37 49% 2 tackles (2 combined). 1 sack, 2 QH.
DL Alex Wright 29 38% 1 tackle (1 combined).
DL Maurice Hurst 21 28% 4 tackles (4 combined). 1 sack, 2 TFL, 1 QH.
DL Jordan Elliott 11 14% 1 tackle (1 combined).
Pos Player Plays % Stats
LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah 71 93% 8 tackles (8 combined). 2 TFL.
LB Anthony Walker 52 68% 3 tackles, 2 assists (5 combined). 1 FF, 1 FR.
LB Sione Takitaki 24 32% 2 assists (2 combined). 1 QH.
LB Tony Fields 8 11% 2 tackles (2 combined).
Pos Player Plays % Stats
CB Greg Newsome 76 100% 5 tackles (5 combined). 1 INT, 4 passes defended.
CB M.J. Emerson 74 97% 4 tackles (4 combined). 2 INT, 3 passes defended.
CB Cameron Mitchell 57 75% 1 tackle, 1 assist (2 combined). 1 pass defended.
CB Mike Ford 11 14% 1 tackle (1 combined).
CB Kahlef Hailassie 2 3%
Pos Player Plays % Stats
S Ronnie Hickman 76 100% 2 tackles (2 combined). 1 pass defended.
S Grant Delpit 58 76% 4 tackles, 1 assist (5 combined). 1 sack, 1 TFL, 1 QH.
S D'Anthony Bell 23 30% 3 tackles (3 combined).
  • DL: The Browns’ defensive line was back to causing havoc in Week 14, especially Myles Garrett. Garrett didn’t register any sacks for the third straight week, but this week, he was definitely causing problems. He had three quarterback hits on Trevor Lawrence, and also came up with a “sack” on their two-point try. There was a long thread of screenshots on Twitter on all the holds that Jacksonville got away with:

Garrett was the Browns’ highest-graded player by PFF, grading out to a 92.0. Za’Darius Smith graded out to an 82.2, and Shelby Harris was right up there with an 82.1. Sadly, Maurice Hurst’s season is now over, which is a big hit to the defensive line rotation.

  • LB: Leading the team in tackles was Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, who had 8 solo tackles. Anthony Walker graded out to an 81.9, fifth-best on the defense, and no doubt assisted by the forced fumble and recovery that he had. The linebacker rotation was kept a bit tighter this week in terms of personnel.
  • CB: With Denzel Ward still out, we saw M.J. Emerson (84.5 grade from PFF) and Greg Newsome step up with a combined three interceptions and 7 passes defended. Rookie Cameron Mitchell was very fortunate to have gotten away with an obvious penalty in the first half, which ended up preventing a touchdown.
  • S: With Grant Delpit getting hurt and Juan Thornhill missing the whole game, credit to young safeties Ronnie Hickman (PFF grade of 72.7) and D’Anthony Bell (74.4) for rising to the occasion. Will that type of productivity continue?