The Browns scored their first opening drive touchdown since Week 4.
Baker Mayfield is making a statement as the Browns flirt with an AFC North title against the Baltimore Ravens. Mayfield finished his first drive of the game 6-for-7, including a number of impressive roll-out dimes. The former Heisman winner is playing his best football when it matters most, and he’s on the same plane as Kevin Stefanski at the right time. Stefanski is putting Mayfield on the move as much as possible, using his mobility as an asset against top-tier competition.
Nick Chubb finished off the drive the right way with an opening-drive touchdown.
As good as Mayfield is, you can’t forget about the Browns ground game
Cleveland run game is their actual strength, making Mayfield’s recent surge all the more dangerous for the AFC’s elite. With Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt at the helm, the Browns offense is among the best in the NFL when everything is working. As it just so happens, that time is now.
Mayfield had a coming out party of sorts against the Tennessee Titans last week. Paired with the Pittsburgh Steelers’ two consecutive losses, a win puts Cleveland just one game behind their rivals, with a Week 17 matchup looming large assuming the Browns win out.
Whether they show it or not, the rest of the NFL has been put on notice.