5 Cleveland Browns whose stock jumped in Week 12 win against Bengals

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The Cleveland Browns saw a massive boom in player stocks as the team handed the Bengals a 15-point home loss.

These five players saw their stocks rise as the Cleveland Browns ended their 25-game road losing streak with a win over the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Browns Stadium Nov. 27.

1. Baker Mayfield

Baker Mayfield is now a serious threat to win Rookie of the Year, a contest that will likely come down to him and Saquon Barkley.

Mayfield was a perfect 6-of-6 on the opening drive of the game, racking up yardage in what eventually resulted in a 1-yard touchdown run from Nick Chubb.

Mayfield came on strong in his debut during Week 3 against the Jets, and the following week in the heartbreaking loss to the Raiders, but he went into a lull as Hue Jackson and Todd Haley sullied the progress of Mayfield with a game of tug-of-war that could only end with everyone ending up in the mud.

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Ownership ended the mess, promoting Gregg Williams and Freddie Kitchens into interim roles as head coach and offensive coordinator, respectively.

Under Hue and Haley, Mayfield was completing 58. percent of his passes, averaging 6.6 yards per attempt. He threw eight touchdowns against six interceptions for a 78.9 rating.

And with Freddie Kitchens calling plays? Mayfield is completing passes at a 73.9 percent rate, averaging 8.8 yards per pass. He’s thrown for nine touchdowns against just one interception for a 129.5 rating.

He just seems to be picking up the game the more he plays. He seems to process information quickly and adapts.

They said finding passing lanes would be problematic for the rookie, but how about Mayfield hiding the ball on that play-action fake.

Coaching is now putting him a spot to be successful and Mayfield’s executing.