Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield started hot and stayed that way all night, leading the Browns to a 20-3 win over the Giants Sunday night football.
Mayfield went through for two touchdowns in the first half, keeping Cleveland’s offensive on the field to control the ball and the clock. He finished 27-of-32 with two touchdowns for 297 yards.
The Browns finished the game a total of 392 yards, averaging 6.2 yards per game and 24 first downs. They largely won 34:03 to 25:57 possession time by falling to third place with 9 of 13. Cleveland had two 95-yard touchdown drives – one in the second quarter and one that ended in the fourth. According to NBC broadcast, this marked the first time a team had scored two 95-yard TD drives in the same game this season.
It was tough for sledding Nick Chubbbut he had 50 yards for 15 stretches and a one-yard touchdown.
Start backup quarterback Colt McCoy for the injured Daniel JonesThe Giants started the game with a failed false field goal and failed to score a touchdown in 60 minutes. Head coach Joe Judge was aggressive as he walked from Cleveland’s six-yard line to fourth and second, but ran back Wayne Gallman was stuffed for a one-yard gain.
New York scored just three points from three red zone properties.
McCoy finished the 16-of-28 race for 194 yards. Alfred Morris was New York’s leading rusher, winning 39 yards in seven runs.
The Browns improved to 10: 4 with the win and kept their place as the current number 5 in the AFC playoff race. It’s only the second time the Browns have taken 10 wins since they got back into the league in 1999.
New York missed the opportunity to put Washington at the top of the division after the soccer team lost to the Seahawks on Sunday. But at 5-9 a.m. the Giants are still living in NFC East.