4. Garrett introduces himself to Burrow, twice
Myles Garrett had to wait a long time for Sunday. He was suspended back in Week 10 when he and Mason Rudolph got into a fight, which ended with Garrett hitting Rudolph in the head with his own helmet. No. 95 was vilified for his loss of control, but those who know him best understand this was completely out of character.
Nevertheless, he had to stay at home as the Browns finished the final six games without him. He was then forced to beg Roger Goodell for reinstatement and eventually, the indefinite suspension was lifted.
For Garrett, all he wanted to do was get back to playing football and put this incident behind him. Sunday was a step in that direction and while the stat line shows just one tackle for a loss, he played much better than that. Garrett set the edge well in the run game and generated some pressure — he also recovered a fumble which was forced by Larry Ogunjobi. And that was just while he was warming back up after his long time away from the game.
Now with this game out of the way, Garrett has kicked the rust off and is ready to get things going. That’s good news for the Browns and bad news for the Bengals who will be trying to keep No. 95 away from their rookie quarterback, Joe Burrow.
In Week 1, Burrow was sacked three times and that number could increase against a frustrated Cleveland defense. Loof for them to take that anger out on Cincy with Burrow going down twice at the hands of Myles Garrett.