The Browns have snapped their 3 game losing streak, with a dominant win against the Atlanta Falcons. Baker Mayfield was driving the Browns offense down the field like a well-oiled machine, showing no signs of stopping. This win is the first under interim head coach, Gregg Williams, the win improves the Browns to 3-6-1. Cleveland showed what they can really do, displaying their young talent that all clicked together in the win.
Starting with Baker and the offense, they played like a playoff caliber team in the victory. Baker has been incredible under the new play calling of Freddie Kitchens, yesterday was an expansion of last weeks performance. Mayfield finished the game 17/20 for 216 yards and three touchdowns, it was Baker’s first three-touchdown game. Baker at the half was 12/12 with a perfect quarterback rating of 158.3 and finished the game just short of an entire QBR of 151.3. The true revelation of the Browns offense, which created many opportunities for Baker, was Nick Chubb. He rushed for 176 yards on 20 carries, whilst achieving a long of 92 yards which is the longest in Browns franchise history. Chubb excelled as the starter for the Browns, and he also displayed his threat as a pass catcher. Chubb is becoming an incredible threat within the league.
The Browns defense held an Atlanta offense, who was on a hot streak, to only 16 points. The Browns run block was outstanding, the Falcons running backs totaled for 55 yards on 14 carries. This made Matt Ryan throw the football essentially non stop throughout the game, Ryan was 38/52 for 330 yards. The Falcons pass game picked up a lot of yards, however, it did not produce many results. Ryan threw two touchdown passes, however, the biggest issue for the Falcons was forced turnovers. The two turnovers the Browns picked up were in the second half. One fumble recovery was in the final two minutes of the game, deep in Browns territory. Matt Ryan left the game while watching rookie Baker Mayfield set up in victory formation.
The Browns flipped their luck and now they enter a needed bye week, they prepare now for the Bengals. After a long ten weeks of games, the team gets a good break giving them the chance to get refreshed. The team now have two weeks to prepare for Cincinnati, allowing Williams and his staff to prepare the team for upcoming weeks.