Who stood out for the Cleveland Browns and who struggled in their win?
The Cleveland Browns have a winning record for the first time since 2014 after a 34-20 victory over the Washington Football Team. Offensively, the Browns saw their ups and downs, but for the first time since 2010, they have rounded up back-to-back games with 30 points.
It was ugly at some points, and it looked like Washington was going to keep it close for a second, but at crucial points in the game, the Browns capitalized. They managed to land 10 points before the half, and managed to stall quarterback Dwayne Haskins and the Football Team as soon as it felt like momentum was about to shift.
In this victory, which Browns rose to the occasion, and which need to rebound with a better Week 4 against the Dallas Cowboys?
Honorable Mention: Myles Garrett
What more is Myles Garrett supposed to do?
After signing a massive extension worth $25 million annually, he has lived up to the hype. As the Browns are not bringing very many exotic looks at this point in the game and just rushing four men defensively, Garrett is still making his money. Now in back-to-back weeks, despite getting double-teamed just about every play, Garrett has still created a turnover on a strip-sack. He ended the day with two sacks.
As the defense gets their feet wet, can show signs of continuity with all of these injuries, they will begin to install more packages, especially exotic looks up-front; this will only benefit Garrett more. However, Garrett still possesses one of the highest pass-rush win rates in the entire league and is creating turnovers for the Browns’ defense.
He earns honorable mention because it feels like cheating to name him a stud week in and week out.