4. Myles Garrett
OK, so I may have been drinking too much orange Kool-Aid this morning when I wrote Myles Garrett would sack Phillip Rivers three times.
Taking down the veteran is a hard thing to do, largely because he fires the ball out on short passes, so the rush really never has a chance to get to him.
Garrett got him once in the first quarter to continue his sack streak, and while the stats won’t show it, he really got him twice.
Garrett was the main disruptor on the play in which Rivers threw the ball away and was flagged for intentional grounding in the end zone. The infraction resulted in two points for the Browns, which was HUGE. Cleveland only had a 27-20 lead at that point.
Making Indy have to overcome a two-possession deficit proved to be just too much for the Colts.
Garrett ended the game with five fo the Browns 11 pressures, according to Pro Football Focus.