During the Ravens' third consecutive loss Sunday, the Cleveland Browns sacked quarterback Joe Flacco five times.
That tied a season-high, matched by the five times Flacco was sacked in a loss to the Green Bay Packers, and reversed a recent trend in which pass protection had been upgraded. The unit had given up just one sack in a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers prior to the bye week.
Was all of this attributable to breakdowns from left tackle Eugene Monroe, left guard A.Q. Shipley, center Gino Gradkowski, right guard Marshal Yanda and right tackle Michael Oher?
Not according to coach John Harbaugh, who stuck up for the line and said the issues...