Cook Mayfield drives rally as Cleveland Browns end 19-amusement winless streak
CLEVELAND — Baker Mayfield was opened from the seat and helped the Browns open free Bud Light for their parched fans as Cleveland conquered a two-touchdown shortage to overcome the New York Jets 21-17 on Thursday night, the establishment’s first win in 635 days.
The Browns’ past triumph went ahead Dec. 24, 2016, when they beat the then-San Diego Chargers. They’d gone 0-18-1 in the meantime, including the second 0-16 crusade allied history a year ago.
Mayfield, the best pick of the 2018 NFL draft, supplanted concussed starter Tyrod Taylor before halftime — Cleveland was trailing 14-0 — and promptly touched off a dormant offense in his consistent season make a big appearance. Mayfield was sharp and conclusive throughout the night, finishing 17 of 23 goes for 201 yards. He associated on his initial three NFL tosses (for 47 yards), getting the Browns in position for a field objective before the half — and indicated why the club settled on the astounding choice to take him No. 1 generally speaking in front of Jets partner Sam Darnold.
Mayfield even demonstrated clever hands, getting a two-point attempt from Jarvis Landry on a “Cleveland Special” sort play to tie the diversion in the second from last quarter.
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Given the lift he provided for the offense, the lift he provided for a group that moaned through Taylor’s first-half appearing and the leap forward in the win section, Cleveland mentor Hue Jackson will be unable to sit the new kid on the block in the wake of vowing all spring and summer that Taylor would be the season-long starter.
“This group had the right to see that first win at home. As that is the thing I’m most glad for, we set up it together for the fans at home,” Mayfield said while on the NFL Network set after the diversion. “I felt the vitality. That was an extraordinary inclination.”
Free lager sprung from coolers around the city Thursday to praise the win, some portion of a Bud Light advancement.
Mr. Hyde: Cleveland running back Carlos Hyde effectively compartmentalized his own life, filling a Browns run amusement that started the night positioned fourth association wide. As he was anticipating the introduction of his tyke, Hyde reliably produced substantial pieces of yardage on his way to an amusement high 98 yards and two touchdowns, incorporating the diversion champ with 43 seconds left.
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— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) September 21, 2018
Planes grounded: Darnold had a poor execution. He looked completely in direction on occasion however totally neglected to get the offense moving at others before tossing two mortal capture attempts in the final quarter. The New York backs completed a respectable activity getting the slack as Bilal Powell (73 hurrying yards) and Isaiah Crowell (2 surging TDs) collaborated to keep New York in the diversion a large portion of the night. Anyway not the best search for Crowell, who played his initial four seasons for Cleveland, in the wake of procuring a 15-yard unsportsmanlike direct punishment in the second quarter subsequent to putting on a show to wipe his posterior with the ball before propelling it into the group.
Draft profits: Mayfield wasn’t the main Browns youngster to have an effect. Corner Denzel Ward, who was drafted three spots after Mayfield, set up a field objective subsequent to stripping Jets recipient Robby Anderson and recouping the bungle in the second from last quarter. Antonio Callaway, who’s basically supplanted Josh Gordon as the Browns beginning collector inverse Landry, reliably debilitated the safeguard with his profound speed. His effect wasn’t completely reflected by his four-get, 20-yard detail line.