DENVER – On Saturday, while making his primetime matchup match with the Broncos, Baker Mayfield had posted a photo titled "Ride with me Cleveland" on Instagram.
What a wild ride it was already Browns fans with the number 1 in the overall standings.
Mayfield traveled to Denver to defeat the Broncos 17-16 and beat an eleven-game defeat against Denver, who was 28 – until 1990.
"Five years later I was born, so that was a long time said Mayfield, who improved to 5-6.
The Browns were reborn with Mayfield, who announced in the NFL Combine in February, "If anyone turns that franchise, it would be close.
The win improved the Browns to 6-7-1
Mayfield (18-of-31, 188 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT, 83.8 rating) fought for much of the game, but the Browns managed a 2-yard touchdown pass for Antonio Callaway to win the victory in the fourth quarter, 2 yards behind. The TD was replaced by T.J. Carrie, the Browns & # 39; second half game in front of Case Keenum.
The first was from Jabrill Peppers, who also secured the Browns victory with a huge sack of Keenum on rank 4 and 10, 39 seconds behind. Mayfield needed a lot of support from his defense to make the breakthrough, but it was a monumental victory that improved interim coach Gregg Williams to 4-2.
"Victory is a victory," Mayfield said. Definitely not necessarily our best game – starting with myself – to come out on the road with a win is hard, and we did. "
Mayfield had a hot start and agreed with the intensity of the Defense match The Broncos' first attempt became a three-man, forcing them to minus 13 yards.
He took his 49th and beat Jarvis Landry immediately with a 19-yard pass on the left side. Three games later, on the third and on the ninth day, he found Breshad Perriman on the right side of the end zone with third strand cornerback Tramaine Brock for a 31-meter TD pass.
"He has a lot of confidence now and I have great faith in him" Mayfield says, "He's doing plays and not many people can make that catch, a guy over him, a high ball, go up and hook it up, a competitive edge, a third and long game on the third and third d long section. That was a big time.
Mayfield made 50 yards on the ride 2 of 3, but then got into a cold spell, knocking down the receivers and dropping two of his passes. With 18 seconds to go and a ten-point score, he was picked up by the Broncos & # 39; 2 on a badly dropped ball from Jarvis Landry. It was so torn that Kurt Warner of the NFL network was held responsible for the rash of incompleteness.
"You mixed the stuff well," Mayfield said. "They started making plays, they just gave us a different look – especially when intercepting. It was just a bad throw. That was the first glimpse of a two-man they had shown us, and they made it a good time. "Mayfield came out in the second half and was keen to intercept his costly selection, but was instead dismissed on the court 15th game of the opening race. Fortunately for him, the defense held Denver to a field goal, thanks in part to an attack for a loss of peppers. Mayfield was plundered by the great Von Miller to finish his next drive, but Carrie came with the election in the fourth quarter to use to start the Browns on the Denver 48.
Mayfield went 4: 4 on the march and found Landry for passes of 12 and 6 meters and Rashard Higgins for 19 yards on the left. Then came the Callaway catch, which increased the Browns 17-13 and extended Mayfield's TD pass series to 11 games. It also gave him 21 in the season, seventh from an NFL freshman.
"It was huge for us," Mayfield said. "Whenever you're on such a ride, late in the game, in the fourth quarter, it's crucial to win. You have to play games when it matters.
The Broncos went to the Browns & # 39; 6, but decided on a fourth-placed field goal and a goal that was 17-16 with 4:35 left. The Browns marched to Denver's 15, but David Njoku's 5-yard catch in third place was just under a yard short. Williams finished fourth, but Nick Chubb was beaten 2 meters back. After the last possession of the Broncos Peppers & # 39; Sack – the first of his career – saved the day.
Mayfield said the mindset of his last ride was: "Make sure we shut down the last one first. The simple thing to say is to kick a field goal and get them to score a touchdown, but if we do that first, no one will say anything. We are aggressive. That's how we play. We play the best when we are aggressive. It's just that we did not do this piece.
Mayfield admitted that he had to avert his cold, just as in the second half of the defeat to Houston two weeks ago.
You have to press the reset button, "he said. The game will never be perfect, but the most important thing is always the next one, just realize that and press the reset button and push forward, we have to make games when it matters, and you have to have a new mindset.
Mayfield, Peppers and Carrie have made a name for themselves with a 17-16 win over the Broncos
Miller in the NFL at 14.5 which was impressed by the novice QB.
"He was great" Miller said, "As you've seen on TV, he's a fiery guy, he was a little mad at the refs and some of what he said about the refs, I was like," Geez, this guy here "It was good to go against Baker and play against him, he has an incredible talent and he has an incredible team from the tight end to the receiver, Nick Chubb also played out of his head, he's a horse and I do not think so that he gets enough credit there, their defense also played They have a great team and the Browns are on their way up. "
Perriman says," It shows you his mental strength that he can let the [mistakes] go fast and come back to lead this team to victory.
Landry added: "The best thing to do with this is that he continues to show that regardless of what happens in a game, he will jump back and play the games and take this team to where they are going we have to go to make sure we win the game.
Williams certainly rides his QB.
"I really think Baker has done a great job for our team," he said. "Our guys believe in him and he does a great job if you have that kind of Take the game and add it to your CV, and add it to your lead, I think it's a long way to go in the locker room and match day. "