The defensive line
It’s hard to argue that the Browns defensive line looked as good as it had since Myles Garrett got drafted (and years prior). The team had sack after sack, and it came from just about every player on the defense. Garrett was all over the field and was unblockable. Jadeveon Clowney also stepped up, as did the rest of the defensive line, all of whom made it nearly impossible for the Bears to get anything done offensively.
Some will look at Baker Mayfield’s day and wonder what happened, but it’s not a hard thing to figure out; the Bears’ defense is elite. They’re going to give offenses problems. Mayfield started out rough but had a nice bounce-back game, completing a lot of big passes, and tossing a great touchdown pass to Austin Hooper. Sure, there were about six or seven bad passes but every quarterback has bad passes. Mayfield advanced the ball and didn’t turn over the ball. Couldn’t ask for anything more.
Giving it to Kareem Hunt makes a lot of sense, but Odell Beckham had a nice day. He didn’t dominate, but maybe he won’t ever be that guy again. What we got from Beckham, however, was a good game. He made a few great plays and helped out a lot against a staunch Bears’ defense.