As flooding Cleveland Browns secure winning season, Baker Mayfield writers champion execution
The Cleveland Browns at long last have a triumphant season.
Behind a first-half execution unrivaled in establishment history, Cleveland crushed the Titans 41-35 to move to 9-3, securing its first winning record in quite a while.
Since rejoining the NFL in 1999, the Browns have posted just two winning seasons, with the other coming in 2002, the last time Cleveland progressed to the end of the season games.
Sunday in Tennessee, the Browns stepped toward snapping the group’s longest postseason dry spell. Led by quarterback Baker Mayfield, Cleveland scored 38 focuses in the primary half, breaking the establishment record for focuses in a first half (35, set in 2004).
Sunday in Tennessee, the Browns stepped toward snapping the association’s longest postseason dry spell. Led by quarterback Baker Mayfield, Cleveland scored 38 focuses in the main half, breaking the establishment record for focuses in a first half (35, set in 2004).
Mayfield likewise had a champion half, turning into the primary Browns quarterback since Otto Graham in 1951 to pass for four scores in a first half.
“Great plays. Up front, the protection was great, and our guys were getting open and making those plays. It is a combination. Expect to come in and make some of these plays, and our guys are getting open. We base our game plan and our style of play off the run game, but we are going to do whatever it takes to win week in and week out,” Mayfield said. “In the first half, that was spreading them out and doing some things to take care of some empty space.”
Mayfield finished 12 of his initial 14 passes, with one of the deficiencies going ahead a drop on the initial drive by Donovan Peoples-Jones, which would’ve given Mayfield five score tosses in the half.
Mayfield is the main NFL quarterback to throw four scores in a large portion of this season – and he has accomplished the accomplishment twice, remembering for Week 7 in the second 50% of a rebound triumph over the Cincinnati Bengals. Mayfield turned into the principal Cleveland quarterback with different four-score passing games in a season since Brian Sipe in 1983.
“We are taking it one game at a time. We are handling everything inside the building. We know there was a lot of talk of this game leading up to it, but we weren’t worried about that,” Mayfield said. “We were just worried about doing our job and doing it at a very high level.”
In a key AFC matchup, the Browns leaped to a 17-0 lead on the main play of the second quarter with Mayfield’s subsequent score toss, as he discovered reinforcement hostile tackle Kendall Lamm, who had arranged as a tight end, from the 1-yard line.
“I give credit to the players. We talked all week about our work during the week was going to be a determining factor in how we play, and the guys worked their butts off all week,” Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said. “They understand what a good operation looks like and what efficient football looks like, and I was proud of how they played.”
After the Titans scored on their resulting drive, Mayfield replied on Cleveland’s next play from scrimmage with a 75-yard score strike to Peoples-Jones, who faked out the Tennessee optional with an up-and-out move.
The Titans at last slice the deficiency to one score with 28 seconds staying after Mayfield’s bobble set up Ryan Tannehill’s late score pass. However, Cleveland fullback Andy Janovich recuperated Tennessee’s last-heave onside kick.
The Browns haven’t been 9-3 since 1994, when they completed the ordinary season 11-5 and progressed to the second round of the end of the season games. Following a losing record a year later, at that point proprietor Art Modell moved the establishment to Baltimore and renamed it the Ravens.
The Browns next face the Ravens at home Dec. 14 on Monday Night Football. Cleveland lost to Baltimore in the season opener 38-6. With a triumph, Cleveland would flaunt its best record in 51 years.
“Winning is hard in this National Football League. There are a bunch of good teams, and they are coming at you week in and week out,” Stefanski said. “I think our guys understand that we are just looking to go 1-0 each week, and there is so much work that goes into going 1-0.”