CLEVELAND – The timing was just right for Rams DT Aaron Donald's first sack of the 2019 season.
Donald's fourth-quarter takedown of Browns QB Baker Mayfield in Sunday's 20-13 win at Cleveland made him the fastest player to 60 sacks in franchise history, breaking the record previously held by former Rams DEs Kevin Greene and Robert Quinn.
"(Getting the first sack of the season) was good," Donald said postgame. "We missed a lot of plays, I missed a lot of plays, so I ain't satisfied with that. I just got to get better, just keep working and get myself back in my groove."
With 6:29 left, Donald lined up on the right edge of the defensive line and beat Browns LG Joel Bitonio one-on-one for the sack. It resulted in a seven-yard loss and forced Cleveland to punt, eliminating what would be their second-to-last chance to tie Sunday's game.
His sack was also one of three on the night for the Rams' defense.
"Big-time (performance)," Rams head coach Sean McVay said. "Whether it be getting to the quarterback, whether it be getting a holding call, he influenced the game in so many ways tonight and he was outstanding."
Donald needed just 81 games to accomplish the feat, 11 fewer than Greene and Quinn. He is one of only five players in franchise history to register 60 or more career sacks – Sunday's game moved him to 60.5.
Check out the complete list below:
FASTEST TO 60 CAREER SACKS, RAMS FRANCHISE HISTORY (ACCORDING TO SPORTRADAR RESEARCH):
- Aaron Donald (81 games)
- Kevin Greene, Robert Quinn (92)
- Kevin Carter (93)
- Leonard Little (97)