CLEVELAND — Ever since he has come into the NFL, Myles Garrett has made it a habit to terrorize opposing quarterbacks. Whether that be those out of the division, or quarterbacks within the AFC North, Garrett highlights his destructive path everywhere. So, when Garrett made a tombstone in his yard of all the quarterbacks he has sacked for some Halloween decor, Ben Roethlisberger made sure to take note of it.
In fact, Roethlisberger and Garrett exchanged some banter between the two of themselves after Sunday’s game ended with a 15-10 Steelers win.
It actually started before the game, with Garrett wearing a Halloween costume that included all the names of the quarterbacks that he has sacked in his career to the stadium.
Myles Garrett with a list of all the quarterbacks he's sacked on his costume today 😅
— ESPN (@espn) October 31, 2021
“I told him (Myles Garrett) after the game that he can take the tombstone from his yard, but I will take the win,” Roethlisberger said.
Earlier in the week, Garrett had commented that he wanted to give Roethlisberger a good sendoff for his potential last game in Cleveland. With a win, Roethlisberger certainly will have the last laugh, even if Garrett got to him once on the day after he smoked Dan Moore.
“Just that we won the game, that is all that matters,” Roethlisberger said. “I don’t care about anything else. He is a heck of a football player. He got a sack, good for him, but we got that win.”
Garrett himself acknowledges that the Browns did not do enough on either side of the football to win on Sunday. Despite the sour result for the Browns, Garrett is looking forward to heading to Heinz Field and trying to return the favor to Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh.
“The man has been great for a long time, and he has been great here for a long time,” Garrett said. “It is tough, but we will see him again, and we will get the chance to return the favor when he is at his house. It hurts that we could not protect our house, but his home is not safe either.”
The next time the two will face off will be a Week 17 showdown at Heinz Field that could very well have some serious playoff implications for both sides. While both clearly have respect for each other as competitors, the next game will be one that is anticipated as they continue forward.