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

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2. Baker the TD Maker

Baker Mayfield‘s teamed up with new offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens, and all the No. 1 overall pick went on to do was win NFL Rookie of the Month.

Since teaming with Kitchens, Mayfield is competing 73.9 percent of his passes for 771 yards. He’s thrown nine touchdowns against one interception and has a quarterback rating of 129.5.

The Texans enter the contest ranked eighth in total defense, but they’re 11th against the pass, so it’s not like this is a dominating unit.

The fact that Mayfield’s been able to spread the ball around, getting multiple receivers involved the past couple weeks has hidden, at lest temporarily, the Browns’ need to sign an elite-level wide receiver.

Mayfield completed multiple passes to tight end David Njoku and receivers Antonio Callaway, Jarvis Landry and Rashard Higgins. Plus, Nick Chubb is emerging as more of a threat to catch passes out of the backfield.

Mayfield’s ability to involve the entirety of his receiving corps highlights his place as a true “field general.”

He’s not someone who’s locking on receivers, rather, the Oklahoma product has shown he can scan the field and make the right throw, with accuracy.