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Browns DE Myles Garrett named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

Myles Garrett
Posted at 8:36 AM, Sep 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-29 08:37:35-04

CLEVELAND — Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett had a record-breaking performance Sunday afternoon against the Chicago Bears, a performance so good it earned him a league award.

Garrett was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week by the NFL Wednesday for the explosive Week 3 outing.

Garrett set a Browns single-game record for sacks with his 4.5 takedowns of Bears quarterback Justin Fields, in addition to his seven tackles and eight quarterback pressures.

The star defensive end had said before the game that he was ready for a change in the team's defensive performance, and they answered the call.

The Browns finished with nine total sacks with help from Jadeveon Clowney's two sacks, Ronnie Harrison's one and a half each for Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Malik Jackson and Takk McKinley.

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Garrett is the second Browns player to be recognized for their performance against the Bears after linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah was nominated for the NFL's Rookie of the Week award.

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Camryn Justice is a digital content producer at News 5 Cleveland. Follow her on Twitter @camijustice.

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BROWNS 2021 SCHEDULE

Preseason

WEEK 1 · W · Sat 8/14 · 7:00 PM at Jacksonville Jaguars (23-13)
WEEK 2 · W · Sun 8/22 · 1:00 PM vs. New York Giants (17-13)
WEEK 3 · W · Sun 8/29 · 8:00 PM at Atlanta Falcons (19-10)

Regular Season

WEEK 1 · L ·Sun 9/12 · 4:25 PM EST at Kansas City Chiefs (29-33)

WEEK 2 · W · Thu 9/19 · 1:00 PM EST Houston Texans (31-21)

WEEK 3 · W · Sun 9/26 · 1:00 PM EST Chicago Bears (26-6)

WEEK 4 · W · Sun 10/3 · 1:00 PM EST at Minnesota Vikings (14-7)

WEEK 5 · L· Sun 10/10 · 4:05 PM EST at Los Angeles Chargers (42-47)

WEEK 6 · Sun 10/17 · 4:05 PM EST Arizona Cardinals (FOX)

WEEK 7 · Thu 10/21 · 8:20 PM EST Denver Broncos (FOX/NFLN/AMZ)

WEEK 8 · Sun 10/31 · 1:00 PM EST Pittsburgh Steelers (CBS)

WEEK 9 · Sun 11/7 · 1:00 PM EST at Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)

WEEK 10 · Sun 11/14 · 1:00 PM EST at New England Patriots (CBS)

WEEK 11 · Sun 11/21 · 1:00 PM EST Detroit Lions (FOX)

WEEK 12 · Sun 11/28 · 8:20 PM EST at Baltimore Ravens (NBC)

WEEK 13 · BYE

WEEK 14 · Mon 12/12 · 1:00 PM EST Baltimore Ravens (CBS)

WEEK 15 · Dec. 18/19 · TBD Las Vegas Raiders (TBD)

WEEK 16 · Sat 12/25 · 4:30 PM at Green Bay Packers (FOX/NFLN/AMZ)

WEEK 17 · Mon 1/3 · 8:15 PM EST at Pittsburgh Steelers (ESPN)

WEEK 18 · Sun 1/9 · 1:00 PM EST Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)