PASS DE­FENSE

Baltimore Sun Sunday - - RAVENS -

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.

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