4 Browns defensive standouts against Washington

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2. Grant Delpit picks Carson Wentz twice

Grant Delpit had a monster day against the Commanders. In the first half, he produced a diving interception as Wentz got off to a wobbly start.

For the half, the Browns held Carson Wentz to only 62 yards on six completions out of 10 attempts with two passes to the fellows from Cleveland in the white and orange uniforms. The defense did its job in the first half but still found itself looking at a 7-3 deficit as the offense was also extremely cold to start the game. That is a kind way of saying that both offenses pretty much stunk up the joint.

However, Cleveland’s defense was able to sustain its containment of Washington as the game progressed. While that happened, the Browns’ offense began to heat up and Deshaun Watson started finding the range on some of his passes. Two touchdowns to Amari Cooper sandwiched around a touchdown grab by Donovan Peoples-Jones gave the Browns a 24-10 fourth-quarter lead and the defense was able to preserve it.

Delpit picked off Wentz again in the fourth quarter to snuff out hopes of a comeback. If he had not picked Wentz, John Johnson III would have come away with the ball. It was actually a heady play by Johnson to realize that Delpit was going to make the catch and not fight his teammate for the ball, possibly causing him to drop it.

Delpit was also credited with two passes defended and four total tackles, including one solo. He did everything that could be asked of a defensive back.