David Richard-US PRESSWIRE
Joe Haden: B+
Joe Haden had his ups and downs Sunday afternoon but made plenty of plays to even things out. He was beat early three times by DeSean Jackson and once by Jeremy Maclin for a touchdown.
However, he recovered by returning an interception 49 yards off of an Eagles’ wide receiver’s finger tip.
He got better in the second-half, though. He went stride-for-stride down the sideline as Vick attempted to find DeSean Jackson in the end zone and also got a finger on a pass to Jeremy Maclin in the end zone.
Buster Skrine: C-
Skrine played a lot in this one after the injury to Sheldon Brown. He was beat for bomb to Jeremy Maclin before end of first half that set up the Eagles first touchdown.
He was active in tackling and had a nice pass deflection in the fourth quarter. For every good play, though, Skrine was beat by the more seasoned Jeremy Maclin.
Dimitri Patterson: B
Patterson, for the most part, played decent coverage as the nickel corner for the Browns on most downs. He was even better as a tackler and laid a big hit down on Jeremy Maclin that sent him to the locker room.
The hit stopped an Eagles’ drive and came on a short pass to Maclin on a third-and-short situation.
Sheldon Brown: Incomplete
Brown had three tackles before colliding with LeSean McCoy and being sent to the locker room with a shoulder injury.
He did not return.
T.J. Ward: A+
T.J. Ward played a heck of a game for the Browns’ defense. He forced a fumble on LeSean McCoy in the early going and also recorded an 11 yard sack on Michael Vick.
He also tied Craig Robertson with a team high eight tackles.
Eric Hagg: C
Hagg struggled at times with his tackling and was out of position a few times in coverage. However, he did make some decent plays in blitz opportunities and defended a pass from Michael Vick.