The Ravens rank seventh in pass defense and have allowed opponents to average 5.9 yards per attempt, 10th best in the league. They did not have cornerbacks Jimmy Smith or Marcus Peters when they last played the Browns and have risen steadily in the league rankings over the past 10 games. Peters grades as the third-best cornerback in the NFL, according to Pro Football Focus.
The Browns have defended the pass much better than the run, ranking sixth in the league and holding opponents to 6.2 yards per attempt. Schobert has been outstanding in coverage, with nine passes defended and a teamhigh four interceptions. But Cleveland’s pass rush took a major step back when defensive end Myles Garrett got himself suspended for swinging his helmet at Steelers QB Mason Rudolph.