I’m giving this group a huge grade because it looked completely different and improved with Jacoby Windmon making the move back to linebacker.
Windmon looked natural out there at linebacker, leading the team with 11 tackles and he added two tackles for loss and a huge interception early in the game to lead to a score. Not only was he all over the field in regulation, but he also forced the fumble that led to the game-winning score in overtime. He arguably had the biggest impact of anyone on the defense on Saturday.
Beside Windmon was Cal Haladay who had himself a decent game as well, recording nine tackles and a tackle for loss. He looked like he benefitted from having Windmon next to him.
We also saw more of Aaron Brule which was a sight for sore eyes as he finished with three tackles and a couple of quarterback hurries.
These guys also stuffed the run, for the most part, holding Braelon Allen to just 4.2 yards per carry.