Baker Mayfield’s accuracy
Baker Mayfield looked much better with his torn left labrum being supported by a harness. He was able to roll out and utilize the tight ends for a lot of the game, while also hooking up with Rashard Higgins for a touchdown. Mayfield through the third quarter only made one bad throw, with all of the other incompletions either being balls he threw away or a dropped pass by Odell Beckham.
The offensive game plan
The Browns were able to establish Baker Mayfield’s rhythm very early in the game and it worked out well for the Browns. The team was able to see Mayfield be effective, which complimented the ultra-effective running game. Things mostly went to plan, even though the Browns offensive line took a beating.
The defensive front four
The Browns’ front four really made an impact, and before the secondary fell apart in the second half, the game looked like it was going to be a route. The front four, however, really stepped up getting a couple of sacks, forcing a turnover and recovering a fumble, and generally just being a wrecking ball of chaos.