BEREA — Browns defensive linemen Myles Garrett and Larry Ogunjobi are pushing each other toward opposing quarterbacks.

Garrett is tied with three other edge rushers — the New Orleans Saints' Cameron Jordan, the Denver Broncos' Von Miller and the Chicago Bears' Khalil Mack — for the NFL lead with four sacks. Ogunjobi is one of 15 players with three sacks.

They're competing to see who can compile more sacks this season.

"I will catch those guys talking about it, trying to figure out a way of who's going to get [to the QB] first," coach Hue Jackson said Thursday. "That's what you want."

Garrett is expected to sack QBs at a high rate, considering he's an end and the No. 1 overall pick from last year's draft. But sacks are usually harder to come by for tackles like Ogunjobi, a third-round selection (No. 65 overall) last year. Yet Ogunjobi would have four sacks this season if one hadn't been negated by an illegal contact penalty on strong safety Derrick Kindred in Week 2.

"I love going against [Ogunjobi] every day, challenging him to do better," Garrett said. "He challenges me.

"He should be tied with us [for the league lead]. That was a sketchy penalty [called on Kindred]."

Nevertheless, Garrett and Ogunjobi are aiming to harass quarterback Derek Carr and add to their sack totals Sunday, when the Browns (1-1-1) visit the Oakland Raiders (0-3). The Browns are tied for seventh with nine sacks.

"We just have a good balance as far as how we play," Ogunjobi said. "We both want to make every play, so I feel like other teams see that, and they have to try to game plan for one of us or both of us. But when they do, they kind of leave openings for the other guys on defense."

Garrett and Ogunjobi also create opportunities for each other.

"When [Ogunjobi] gets pressure up the middle, [the QB is] not able to step up and get away from my rush," Garrett said. "... And if I’m doing my job, I make [the QB] step up, and [Ogunjobi] should be right there."

For now, Garrett has bragging rights in the Browns' locker room and leaguewide.

"I just want to keep on leading the pack," said Garrett, who reiterated his goal to win the NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award.

And when Garrett reaches the QB, he won't attempt to avoid putting his body weight on the opponent in an effort to escape a controversial roughing the passer penalty. Not after Miami Dolphins defensive end William Hayes suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament Sunday while attempting to avoid placing his weight on Carr.

"I'm not willing to tear something to lay [the QB] on the ground like he's a child," Garrett said.