The secondary has been overshadowed this season. They’ve played quite tremendously and that is getting disregarded because of how well the pass rush is doing. Led by Trevon Diggs, the cornerback room deserves a good amount of credit.
The defense as a whole has allowed the third-fewest yards per pass attempt at 5.5 per throw, while also allowing just eight passing touchdowns. They’ve also done a phenomenal job of limiting big plays, which was the Achilles’ heel for this secondary a season ago.
Diggs himself has become a lot stickier in coverage. While he is not on pace to top his 11 interceptions from last year, he has limited big plays more than he did last year. On the other side of the field, Anthony Brown has been decent, allowing a 61% completion percentage so far this season along with three pass deflections.
DaRon Bland and Jourdan Lewis have manned the slot corner position. Lewis allowed a rough 82.8% completion percentage at the spot, but Bland has been impressive at the spot, starting two games in Lewis’s place. He has one interception and allowed just four catches on five targets for 25 yards against the Bears.