Cleveland Browns: 5 reasons Baker Mayfield wins third straight at Texans

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Five reasons the Cleveland Browns, behind rookie of the month Baker Mayfield, will snap the Houston Texans eight-game winning streak.

This is rarer than catching a glimpse of Santa, but the Cleveland Browns enter December playing meaningful games.

Look no further than NFL broadcast with graphics listing teams “in the hunt.”

At 4-6-1, the Browns still have a mountain to climb to earn a playoff berth, but why not have a little fun if you’re a card carrying member of the Dawg Pound.

Haven’t the last 20 years been hard enough?

If the Browns are going to do the unthinkable and shock the NFL world, they’re going to need to keep the momentum trending upward by knocking off one of the hottest teams in the league: The Houston Texans.

Houston’s won eight in a row and may be in position to earn a No. 2 seed, earning a first-round bye once the playoffs commence in January.

A month ago, this contest looked like a sure-fire loss as the organization was drowning in dysfunction behind coaches Hue Jackson and Todd Haley.

But with Gregg Williams leading the charge as the interim coach, the Browns look more organized, more energized, and well, they look more like a different team.

Oddshark listed the Browns as six point underdogs, and that’s not all that surprising, even with the momentum Cleveland carries into the game.

Here’s five reasons the Browns will upset Houston, earning their third straight win of the 2018 campaign.