Garrett recorded a half-sack on Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson and it bumped him up to 40 sacks even for his career. The ferocious defensive end had six total tackles and two tackles for a loss in the game.
The Browns won, 10-7.
Garrett, for the time being, also had the sacks lead with the half-sack. He moved to 9.5 sacks on the season, which is a little more than Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald. Both players are in line for NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
Nick Chubb’s return helped the Browns in a major way.
The running back, who has been on the injured reserve for a few weeks, recorded 128 rushing yards and a touchdown on 19 carries. His colleague Kareem Hunt also rushed for 103 yards in the game.
Baker Mayfield was 12-for-20 with 132 passing yards and took one sack in the game.
Watson finished with a touchdown pass and 163 passing yards on 20-for-30 passing.
Cleveland improved to 6-3 on the season and the Texans fell to 2-7.
By Ryan Gaydos