Elam had 77 tackles, three passes defensed, two fumble recoveries and an interception while playing all 16 games. The paper expects the hard-hitting Elam "to make a much bigger impact" at strong safety, his more natural position.
Smith has three interceptions this year, tied for the team lead, after snagging Stafford's ill-advised pass over the middle. Smith added a sack, giving him 4 1/2 this season.
Baltimore got a lift from the return of outside linebacker
Other contributors on defense Week 2 were linebacker
Elam was held without a tackle in the three quarters. He made his lone tackle of the night midway through the fourth quarter, taking down Montee Ball on a 7-yard run. He finished with one tackle in a 49-27 defeat.
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