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Marlon Humphrey Has Bounce-Back Game

Cornerback has struggled

BALTIMORE — Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey has been admittedly inconsistent this season. 

He's missed tackles, incurred penalties and given up big plays.

However, Humphrey had a solid performance in a 16-10 victory over the Cleveland Browns in Week 12. 

He tied linebacker Patrick Queen for a team-high eight total tackles and had two passes defensed. 

"We kind of had a rough first half, but we’ve got to build on what we just did, Humphrey said. "Shout out to the D-line and linebackers. We do these goals of the week, and my goal was to keep them under 80 yards rushing, and as soon as I said it, I was like, ‘That might be pretty hard,’ but we were able to do that against, I think, the best running back duo in the league and probably one of the best O-lines. So, [we were] really special upfront, and the guys on the back end, we did our thing, as well.”

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Humphrey has recorded at least one pass defensed in eight consecutive games, marking the league’s longest active streak. He’s also recorded two passes defensed in back-to-back games and in three of Baltimore’s last four contests.

Since entering the NFL in 2017, Humphrey’s 64 pass breakups rank as the NFL’s fifth-most, trailing only Darius Slay (68), James Bradberry (66), Kyle Fuller (66) and Marshon Lattimore (66).

"It’s crazy, me and ‘Co-Cap’ [Anthony Levine Sr.] talk sometimes, and we’re like, ‘We’re kind of spoiled sometimes having Lamar [Jackson] as our quarterback.’ But our defense, we want to take pride in whether they can score at the end," Humphrey said. "When we [are on defense], all we’ve got to do is stop the team four times, [and] we want to take pride in being able to deliver. I remember C.J. [Mosley] got that pick back there against the Browns [Week 17 of 2018). And it’s so special when you end the game on defense. 

"Taking a knee is the best play in the game, but getting a fourth-down stop is right there next to it.”