"He was playing without thumbs," Harbaugh said, "and he played well without thumbs."
Meanwhile, rookie outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw was physical in run support with three tackles and shifted to inside linebacker in the nickel package.
"I thought Courtney played very well," Harbaugh said. "Courtney was a force on the edge there, especially against the run."
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R. Lewis rehabbing away from Ravens
For anyone expecting to see injured Ravens All-Pro middle linebacker Ray Lewis at practice or attending games anytime soon, they'll probably have to wait a bit longer.
Placed on injured reserve-designated to return after undergoing surgery to repair his torn right triceps suffered during a 31-29 win over the Dallas Cowboys the two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year has been rehabilitating away from the Ravens' training complex.
Lewis has been spending time in Florida and following his surgeon's advice as far as his recovery plan.
"He's doing well," Harbaugh said of Lewis. "He probably won't be in the building for a little while. He's got a protocol he's following. I can tell you this: He's got the best doctors in the world, to my understanding, working on his triceps. So, I fully trust Ray with his rehab right now. I know he's doing everything he can to get back."
Inspired by Pagano
The inspirational words of Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano have found their way to the Ravens' locker room.
Battling leukemia, the popular former Ravens' defensive coordinator delivered an emotional speech to his players that the Colts released publicly.
Harbaugh showed his players clips of Pagano during a team meeting Monday. Pagano's cancer is in remission, his doctors told Indianapolis reporters.
"Chuck is a great person, he's a great coach," Harbaugh said. "Chuck's all heart. He's a guy that you believe in. He believes in his players. You can see it in the team, the way they're playing over in Indianapolis.
"Chuck's a fighter. We're all proud of him. We're proud of the way they're playing. It was a neat moment. it was neat for all of football fans out there to see that clip and see some insight into Chuck Pagano."
Flagged for roughing the passer prior to quarterback Joe Flacco's game-winning touchdown pass to wide receiver Torrey Smith, Browns safety T.J. Ward took issue with the call. He was penalized for helmet-to-helmet contact. "I didn't touch his head," Ward said. "My chest hit him in the shoulder. I don't agree with it." After reviewing the game, though, Harbaugh said the officials got it right. "It was helmet-to-helmet," Harbaugh said. "Without question." ... Rookie defensive tackle DeAngelo Tyson got mixed reviews for his performance against the Browns as he recorded two assisted tackles. "He's getting better,' Harbaugh said. "He was good, and other times, he wasn't as good like most young guys, especially in the trenches because it's such a fight in there. Sometimes, you get the best of them. Sometimes, they get the best of you." ... Former third-rounder Jah Reid lined up as an extra tight end in the Ravens' jumbo package and played a few snaps at right guard when Yanda was sidelined. "He played 10 or 15 snaps, different positions in there, and he played well," Harbaugh said. "He did a nice job. It was the first time he’s really taken any extended time out there, and he wasn’t overwhelmed at all." ... Raiders coach Dennis Allen disclosed that running backs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson both sustained high-ankle sprains Sunday, which casts doubt on their status for Sunday's game at M&T Bank Stadium.