PITTSBURGH -- The Cleveland Browns expected defensive end Myles Garrett and safety Jabrill Peppers to be impactful, difference-making players when they selected them in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft out of Texas A&M and Michigan, respectively.
And in their first trip to Heinz Field to play the Pittsburgh Steelers, both Garrett and Peppers forced turnovers over the first two quarters.
Late in the second quarter, the Steelers were driving down the field and looking to extend their lead over the Browns back to 14 points, but on first-and-10 from Cleveland's 32-yard line, Garrett sacked Steelers backup Landry Jones and forced the ball loose.
Fellow rookie defensive lineman Caleb Brantley picked the fumble out of the air and returned it for a four-yard gain before being tackled by offensive lineman Ramon Foster at the 40-yard line.
Garrett was credited with his team-leading seventh sack of the season and first career forced fumble on the strip-sack.
On Pittsburgh's second drive of the game, Jones was looking to connect with wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster over the middle of the field, but Peppers read the quarterback's eyes, jumped the route and corralled his first interception in the National Football League.
Peppers' interception was the Browns' seventh of the season.