For Pete's Sake: 5 critical observations from the Seahawks Week 8 win

  • The resurgence of Tyler Lockett
  • Geno Smith needs to get a better grip
  • Where in the world is pass rusher Myles Garrett?

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Myles Garrett, who?

Perhaps the most intimidating aspect of playing the Cleveland Browns nowadays is knowing the offense will have to figure out a way to control one of the best pass rushers in the league, Myles Garrett.

There's a reason he continues to be a menace every season since he was drafted, and there's a reason why opposing offenses have difficulty slowing him down.

Fortunately for Geno Smith, the offensive line did above and beyond their job on Sunday afternoon and kept Garrett away from the quarterback until the fourth quarter.

It would be the Browns' only sack of the day, for a loss of six yards, and other than keeping Garrett at bay, the offensive line did a phenomenal job keeping Smith upright throughout as well. The Cleveland defense managed to get to the quarterback just three times in four quarters, an unexpected accomplishment by the Seahawks' o-line.

With guys like Aaron Donald, Nick Bosa, and Micah Parsons on the schedule in the weeks ahead, this may be a good indication of how well-prepared the line is to protect Smith in those games. Some may say their performance was a fluke, but Garrett has a total of 7.5 sacks on the season and is in the race for DPOY again, so it seems unfair to say it was anything but a fantastic performance against a great defender.