Aggies Myles Garrett and Von Miller had newsworthy sacks Sunday, though their teams lost.
Rookie Garrett had four tackles, including a sack in a 12-9 overtime loss to Tennessee. The defensive lineman, who missed the first four games of the season because of a high ankle sprain, was matched up against Tennessee Al-Pro left tackle Taylor Lewan.
“[Garrett’s] going to be a good football player,” Lewan said. “I think he had three sacks in two games and my goal was to keep it to three sacks in three games. I think I did that. It was a solid day at the office for sure, but I told him after the game that he was going to be a hell of a player.”
The Titans’ twitter showed Lewan blocking Garrett, standing him up, then putting him on the ground.
“He's crafty, he's a vet, so he knows how to change it up, he knows how to throw a variety at you,” said Garrett, according to Cleveland.com. “And I'd like to go against him again.”
Garrett was credited with a sack when Tennessee quarterback Marcus Mariota, hampered by a hamstring injury, slid down with Garrett coming his way.
Garrett has four sacks, getting at least one each each game.
Garrett joins Oakland tackle Tommy Kelly (2004) and Cleveland linebacker Barkevious Mingo (2013) as the only NFL players since 2004 to have at least one sack in each of their first three NFL games.
Garrett’s team-high four sacks is the second-best total by a Browns player after his first three games. Lineman Charles Buchanan had 4.5 in his first three games in 1988. Garrett is the first Browns rookie to record a sack in three consecutive games since lineman Jabaal Sheard in 2011 and the first rookie No. 1 overall pick to that since DL Mario Williams in 2006.
Denver linebacker Miller had two sacks in a 21-0 loss to San Diego, getting both against veteran quarterback Phillip Rivers. Miller has sacked Rivers 16 times.
Miller has 80.5 career sacks, reaching it in fewer games (94) than any NFL player except Reggie White (70). Miller moved past Karl Mecklenburg for second place in Broncos history in sacks behind Simon Fletcher.
Miller wasn’t in a celebrating mood as the Broncos lost for a second straight time, dropping to 3-3.
“You can't lose two games straight and not have any issues, so we obviously got issues that we need to address from the top down,” Miller said. “I strongly feel we'll get this corrected.”
TE Martellus Bennett, Green Bay Packers - he had two catches for 17 yards in a 26-17 loss to New Orleans.
PK Randy Bullock, Cincinnati Bengals – he kicked a pair of extra points in a 29-14 loss to Pittsburgh.
WR Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – he had seven catches for 88 yards with a touchdown in a 30-27 loss to Buffalo.
DB Justin Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – he had six tackles (6 solos) in a 30-27 loss to Buffalo.
DL Myles Garrett, Cleveland Browns – he had four tackles, three of the solos including a sack in a 12-9 overtime loss to Tennessee.
P Drew Kaser, Los Angeles Chargers - he averaged 51.6 yards on eight punts with three inside the 20 in a 21-0 victory over Denver.
LB Von Miller, Denver Broncos – he had five solo tackles (2 sacks) in a 21-0 loss to San Diego.