5. Garrett has multiple sacks
While star defensive end Myles Garrett was somewhat quiet vs. the Ravens, he showed up in a big way against the Bengals last week. With a strip-sack after the offense failed to push the ball in the end zone from the one-yard line four plays in a row, Garrett likely saved the game with one play.
While it’s easy to grade defensive lineman solely on sacks, there is far more to the position. Garrett has been tremendous at getting pressure on the quarterback and forcing quick or errant throws. Even though he doesn’t get credit for the sack, it is still a huge help for the defense.
Let’s also not forget that Garrett is getting chipped our double-teamed almost every single snap. While he is still winning those matchups, he is also allowing the rest of the defensive line to get one on one matchups. Most have noticed that Sheldon Richardson and Larry Ogunjobi are having dominant seasons so far, and while they’re both great players, they owe some credit to Garrett.
Garrett will be matched up against long time Washington right tackle, Morgan Moses. While Moses has been a strong player for Washington, don’t look for him to hold up against Garrett in week three. I am expecting another dominant performance from Garrett and the stat sheet will show it. With a young indecisive quarterback, look for Garrett to get two sacks on Dwayne Haskins.