Cleveland Browns: Studs and duds in Week 3 thrashing of Chicago Bears

Browns, Myles Garrett. Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports
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Sep 26, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) rushes Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) during the second half at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports /

Cleveland Browns Stud: Myles Garrett and his record-setting day

The Cleveland Browns defense had a field day on Sunday afternoon. In reality, you could put the entire defense as a stud. You could also put defensive coordinator Joe Woods on this list as a stud, having an excellent game plan to stop rookie Justin Fields from ever feeling comfortable in his first career start.

If there’s one player on the defense that deserves some recognition as a standout performer on Sunday, however, it’s defensive lineman Myles Garrett.

Garrett had underperformed through two games in the 2021 season, tallying only one sack in two weeks. While he was consistently getting pressure, he gets paid to get home and make plays on the quarterback in the backfield.

On Sunday, Garrett did just that, getting into the Bears backfield time and again for a total of 4.5 sacks, a Cleveland Browns team record. For a franchise that has been around for a long time, breaking any team record is something to be recognized and praised.

The Browns finished the day with nine sacks as a team, so Garrett getting half of those is quite impressive.

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While it’s impossible to expect this kind of performance every week, it’s great to see Garrett have a dominant performance and remind everyone why he was the team’s No. 1 overall selection in the 2017 NFL Draft.