The Cleveland Browns finally looked like a playoff team in their 40-25 win over the Baltimore Ravens today. Just about everything worked as Cleveland finally got a convincing win, grabbing the top spot in the AFC North in the process.
After the game, quarterback Baker Mayfield made it clear that he didn’t like his team being written off so quickly.
He called out the people who “threw us in the trash,” and pledged to remember them moving forward.
“[Those who] threw us in the trash. We won’t forget it.”
Mayfield finished the day completing over 66% of his passes for 342 yards and a touchdown.
But the real star of the game was running back Nick Chubb. After averaging only 4.0 yards per carry through the first three weeks, he exploded today with 20 carries for 165 yards and three touchdowns.
Baker Mayfield won't forget what people have been saying about the Browns. pic.twitter.com/PcE82Yb0n2
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 29, 2019
The Browns were called every name in the book after their losses to the Titans and Rams, and even by those who were unimpressed with their 23-3 win over the Jets.
But with their win over Baltimore, Cleveland rose to 2-2 and got their first divisional win of the year. They also looked every bit the team that people projected would make the playoffs for the first time since 2002.
Next stop: Levi’s Stadium on Monday Night Football against the San Francisco 49ers.