Browns studs and duds: Jacoby Brissett falls apart in Week 6

Browns, Jacoby Brissett. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images)
Browns, Jacoby Brissett. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images) /
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Browns, Myles Garrett. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images) /

Stud: Myles Garrett, EDGE

Early in the game, Cleveland had a shot at taking a lead thanks to defensive end Myles Garrett. The former No. 1 overall pick beat his blocker and was able to hit the ball out of Bailey Zappe’s hand, causing a fumble.

The play was reviewed and in the end, it was determined to be a strip-sack for Garrett, which was recovered by John Johnson III. More importantly, it put him ahead of Clay Matthews, Jr. for the most sacks in team history.

Cleveland was unable to capitalize as they turned it over on downs when Jacoby Brissett was stopped on fourth-and-one, but that doesn’t take away from what Garrett did.

Dud: Jacoby Brissett, QB

When the Browns signed Jacoby Brissett, they were hopeful he could keep the offense afloat during Deshaun Watson’s 11-game suspension. Early on, it appeared he was doing this as the Browns might not have been winning consistently but their offense was doing well. That’s changed in recent weeks as Brissett is suddenly struggling to control the ball and had a day to forget on Sunday.

Brissett was inaccurate all day as he completed just 21-of-45 passes for 266 yards with a touchdown and two picks. New England sold out on the run daring Brissett to throw and he was unable to make them pay.

It was a stark reminder of why he’s a journeyman reserve and why the Browns are awaiting Watson’s return to the field.