1. T.J. Carrie, CB
T.J. Carrie was mostly matched up against uber-wideout Julio Jones, and the the corner did a stellar job, knocking two passes a way. Most memorably, he batted a ball around from Jones during a fade from Matt Ryan at the 1-yard line.
Denzel Ward was back in action Sunday, but he didn’t look 100 percent and the injury was probably reflected in the coaching staff’s decision to line Carrie up against Jones.
Matt Ryan threw for over 300 yards, but for the most part, he was dinking and dunking to accumulate yardage. The Browns really never surrendered that “big play,” which is a big reason they were able to hold onto that 18-point lead for most of the second half.
He also forced and recovered a fumble. The former Ohio Bobcat has now forced two fumbles on the season.
Carrie entered the contest as PFF’s 69th highest graded corner. Not great, but there’s no doubt his stock is going to go through the roof when the grades come out for this one.