Baltimore Ravens Grades vs Cleveland Browns, Week Seventeen

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Dec 28, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Connor Shaw (9) avoids the rush of Baltimore Ravens linebacker Pernell McPhee (90) in the second quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Defense: B

The Browns actually won the time of possession battle in this game, and the defense was on the field a lot.  They gave up a couple of nice gains to Conner Shaw and Terrence West as a result, but they were still very solid overall.  The Browns were a mere 3 for 13 on 3rd down and managed only 259 yards of total offense.

The pass rush woke up one week after going cold against the Texans as the Ravens recorded four sacks and seven QB hits.  They added five tackles for loss and an impressive six passes defensed in an all around effort.  Lardarius Webb grabbed the game icing interception to boot.  If the Ravens are going to make a postseason run, this unit will have to continue to be stingy on the scoreboard.

Next: Special Teams: Yawn