Baker Mayfield and company capitalized on the injury plagued Denver Broncos. He lead the Cleveland Browns past the Broncos 17-16 on Saturday night. The win puts the Browns at an impressive 6-7-1 record after falling 0-16 just a year ago.
Mayfield has been quite impressive under Freddie Kitchens. Since Week 9, Mayfield has a 70% competition percentage and is currently averaging 265 passing yards a game.
The Browns looked good on their first possession. Mayfield capped off a four play 51-yard drive with a 31 yard touchdown pass to Breshad Perriman. The Browns defense looked quite impressive racking up two sacks, seven tackles for loss,and two interceptions.
Jabrill Peppers was a key piece for the Browns success with an interception, six tackles, two tackles for loss, one pass deflection, one quarterback hit and the game sealing sack.
Mayfield saw the Browns trailing 13-10 with just under 12 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. Mayfield had the Browns starting on the Broncos 48. He helped the offense drive 48 yards down the field in which Mayfield connected with Antonio Callaway for a two yard score.
With the success against the Broncos on Saturday the Broncos improved to 3-28 on the road over the previous four seasons. The Browns still have a shot at their first winning season since 2007. Although slim, they have a chance at their first playoff birth since 2002.
Tonight also marked the Browns first win against the Broncos since October 8, 1990. Ultimately snapping an 11 game losing streak against the program. That was the longest active losing streak by one franchise against another.
The Browns are 6-0 when they allow fewer than 21 points this season. However, are 0-7-1 when they allow more than 21 points.