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Stare down: Mayfield throws 3 TD passes, Browns down Bengals

CLEVELAND (AP) No awkward hug. No cold handshake. No holiday greeting.

Baker Mayfield's only interaction with former coach Hue Jackson was an icy stare.

Mayfield threw three touchdown passes to thrill a sellout, holiday-spirited crowd that came out to boo Jackson, and rookie Nick Chubb ran for 112 yard as the Cleveland Browns beat the Cincinnati Bengals 26-18 on Sunday to sweep their southern Ohio neighbors for the first time since 2002.

''Quite honestly, I couldn't care about what happened in the past,'' Mayfield said. ''It is about this year and we won. We are moving forward.''

The No. 1 pick in this year's draft continued his stellar rookie season, one that took off after Jackson was fired by the Browns on Oct. 29. Mayfield has thrown 24 TD passes, third most in NFL history by a rookie and just two shy of the record shared by Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson.

With their fifth win in six games, the Browns (7-7-1) improved to 5-2 under interim coach Gregg Williams, who has gone from long shot to legitimate candidate to become Cleveland's next coach. It's only the second time since 2007 that the Browns have won at least seven games.

The Bengals (6-9), on the other hand, are disintegrating under coach Marvin Lewis. They lost for the sixth time in seven games and are assured of finishing last in the AFC North, a spot the Browns have occupied every season since 2011.

Cincinnati made it interesting as Jeff Driskel threw two TD passes in a two-minute stretch to get the Bengals close.

However, Mayfield connected with tight end David Njoku for 66 yards just before the two-minute warning and the Browns ran out the clock.

Following the long completion, Mayfield jogged past Jackson standing on the sideline and stared at his former coach, whom he called ''fake'' after their matchup last month in Cincinnati.

Mayfield playfully denied he was showing up Jackson.

''I have no idea what you're talking about,'' he said.

Told that the exchange was blowing up on social media, Mayfield said, ''That's all right. We won.''

Lewis spent little time discussing what went wrong, holding a news conference that lasted just over a minute.

''We came into this season thinking, `We can win this division,''' Driskel said. ''You have to look at yourself and ask, `What can I do to prevent this next week or next season?'''

Mayfield has Browns fans convinced there are glory days ahead. He challenged Clevelanders to fill FirstEnergy Stadium for the home finale, and they did show with a surge in ticket sales this week.

The Browns were officially eliminated from the playoffs on Saturday. That hardly dampened the enthusiasm around a team that has recovered from a 0-16 season and become one of the league's best stories in 2018.

Mayfield's the main reason.

In the fourth quarter, fans chanted ''Ba-ker, Ba-ker'' after he scampered 10 yards. Moments later, they were roaring again after Mayfield stretched to reach for a first down before being shoved hard out of bounds by defensive end Carlos Dunlap, triggering a sideline skirmish near Cleveland's bench.

''It has been a good run,'' Mayfield said. ''Obviously, we would love to be in the playoffs, but like I said earlier in the year, you know that you have to go through some tough times to see the brighter end of it.''

NO PASSING GRADE

Driskel, making his fourth start for the injured Andy Dalton, was sacked three times and under duress all day. He completed two passes for 3 yards in the first half, when the Bengals had minus-15 yards passing.

TRICK AND TREAT

Browns offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens went into his bag of tricks to set up Cleveland's second TD. On first down, the Browns ran a pass off a reverse with wide receiver Jarvis Landry threading a 63-yard pass - the ball traveled more than 50 yards in the air - to Breshad Perriman. Two plays later, Mayfield rolled right and found just enough space to throw a scoring pass to Darren Fells.

''I need to ice up my shoulder,'' joked Landry.

ROOKIE RECORD

Chubb and set the franchise rookie rushing record for a season, previously held by Trent Richardson.

STELLAR START

Mayfield has thrown at least one TD pass in each of his 12 starts. He trails only St. Louis' Kurt Warner (23 from 1999-00) and Minnesota's Brad Johnson (15 from 1996-97) for the most consecutive starts with a scoring pass to begin a career.

MIXON MILESTONE

Bengals running back Joe Mixon came in leading the AFC in yards rushing and attempts and needing 5 yards to reach 1,000. He got them on his first carry, a 6-yard run in the first quarter. Mixon is the first Cincinnati back to reach the plateau since Jeremy Hill (2014).

INJURIES

Bengals: LB Vontaze Burfict played most of the first half before going out with a concussion. He came in listed as questionable with a head injury that forced him to miss practice. ... Starting CB Dre Kirkpatrick hurt his right shoulder in the first quarter and did not return.

Browns: Pro Bowl rookie cornerback Denzel Ward is back in concussion protocol after getting hurt in the fourth quarter. Ward had just returned after missing the previous two games with a head injury.

UP NEXT

Bengals: At Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Browns: Finish season at Baltimore on Sunday.

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Key Players
J. Driskel 6 QB
133 PaYds, 2 PaTDs, 21 RuYds
21
FPTS
B. Mayfield 6 QB
284 PaYds, 3 PaTDs, 16 RuYds
30
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Two Point Conversion 2:56
TWO-POINT CONVERSION ATTEMPT. J.Driskel pass to C.Core is complete. ATTEMPT SUCCEEDS.
plays
yds
pos
18
26
Touchdown 2:56
J.Driskel pass short left to J.Ross for 3 yards TOUCHDOWN.
3
plays
23
yds
00:57
pos
16
26
Point After TD 4:56
R.Bullock extra point is GOOD Center-C.Harris Holder-K.Huber.
plays
yds
pos
10
26
Touchdown 4:56
J.Driskel pass short right to C.Uzomah for 14 yards TOUCHDOWN.
6
plays
75
yds
2:30
pos
9
26
Field Goal 7:29
G.Joseph 31 yard field goal is GOOD Center-C.Hughlett Holder-B.Colquitt.
14
plays
62
yds
7:29
pos
3
26
Field Goal 15:00
R.Bullock 51 yard field goal is GOOD Center-C.Harris Holder-K.Huber.
10
plays
36
yds
4:58
pos
3
23
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 4:53
G.Joseph extra point is GOOD Center-C.Hughlett Holder-B.Colquitt.
plays
yds
pos
0
23
Touchdown 4:53
B.Mayfield pass short right to R.Higgins for 17 yards TOUCHDOWN.
9
plays
87
yds
4:58
pos
0
22
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:14
G.Joseph 37 yard field goal is GOOD Center-C.Hughlett Holder-B.Colquitt.
10
plays
61
yds
4:45
pos
0
16
Missed Point After Touchdown 7:12
G.Joseph extra point is No Good Hit Right Upright Center-C.Hughlett Holder-B.Colquitt.
plays
yds
pos
0
13
Touchdown 7:12
B.Mayfield pass short right to D.Fells for 1 yard TOUCHDOWN.
3
plays
70
yds
1:33
pos
0
13
Point After TD 10:20
G.Joseph extra point is GOOD Center-C.Hughlett Holder-B.Colquitt.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 10:20
B.Mayfield pass short left to D.Njoku for 3 yards TOUCHDOWN.
13
plays
74
yds
7:23
pos
0
6
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Team Stats
Time of Pos 24:29 35:31
1st Downs 15 23
Rushing 7 8
Passing 7 14
Penalty 1 1
3rd Down Conv 1-8 5-12
4th Down Conv 1-1 1-1
Total Net Yards 209 493
Total Plays 46 66
Avg Gain 4.5 7.5
Net Yards Rushing 102 146
Rush Attempts 24 28
Avg Rush Yards 4.3 5.2
Net Yards Passing 107 347
Comp. - Att. 13-19 28-38
Yards Per Pass 5.6 9.1
Sacked - Yards Lost 3-26 0-0
Penalties - Yards 3-15 6-57
Touchdowns 2 3
Rushing TDs 0 0
Passing TDs 2 3
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 1-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 5-37.4 3-28.7
Return Yards 79 54
Punts - Returns 1-2 2-12
Kickoffs - Returns 3-77 3-42
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 2/2 4/5
Extra Points 1/1 2/3
Field Goals 1/1 2/2
Red Zone Eff. 2-2 -100% 3-6 -50%
Goal to Go Eff. 1-1 -100% 2-3 -67%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Bengals 6-9 0001818
Browns 7-7-1 0167326
107 PASS YDS 347
102 RUSH YDS 146
209 TOTAL YDS 493
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
J. Driskel 6 QB
21
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
68.4% 133 2 0 123.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.2% 908 6 2 85.6
J. Driskel 13/19 133 2 0 21
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Mixon 28 RB
7
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
17 68 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
224 1063 8
J. Mixon 17 68 0 20 7
J. Driskel 6 QB
21
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 21 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
23 117 2
J. Driskel 5 21 0 15 21
J. Ross 15 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 9 0
J. Ross 1 7 0 7 6
C. Fejedelem 42 DB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 6 0
C. Fejedelem 1 6 0 6 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
C. Uzomah 87 TE
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 4 49 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 42 433 3
C. Uzomah 5 4 49 1 14 10
C. Core 16 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 36 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 13 160 1
C. Core 3 2 36 0 27 5
A. Erickson 12 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 35 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 14 104 0
A. Erickson 2 2 35 0 28 3
J. Mixon 28 RB
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 10 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 42 294 1
J. Mixon 2 2 10 0 11 7
J. Ross 15 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 1 3 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 20 209 7
J. Ross 5 1 3 1 3 6
G. Bernard 25 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 33 210 0
G. Bernard 2 2 0 0 4 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
J. Bates 30 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
71-37 3 0.0
J. Bates 6-3 0.0 0 0
D. Dennard 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
49-12 0 0.0
D. Dennard 6-1 0.0 0 0
S. Williams 36 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
74-27 4 1.0
S. Williams 5-1 0.0 0 0
D. Phillips 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-3 0 0.0
D. Phillips 4-1 0.0 0 0
H. Nickerson 56 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
36-18 0 0.0
H. Nickerson 4-1 0.0 0 0
N. Vigil 59 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
50-17 0 0.0
N. Vigil 4-2 0.0 0 0
G. Atkins 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-20 0 10.0
G. Atkins 2-0 0.0 0 0
C. Dunlap 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
31-16 0 8.0
C. Dunlap 2-2 0.0 0 0
W. Jackson 22 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
31-7 0 0.0
W. Jackson 2-0 0.0 0 0
J. Willis 75 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-5 0 1.0
J. Willis 2-0 0.0 0 0
D. Kirkpatrick 27 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
35-6 0 0.0
D. Kirkpatrick 1-0 0.0 0 0
V. Burfict 55 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-17 0 0.0
V. Burfict 1-1 0.0 0 0
C. Ringo 79 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 0.0
C. Ringo 1-1 0.0 0 0
M. Johnson 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-14 1 0.0
M. Johnson 1-1 0.0 0 0
S. Hubbard 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-10 0 6.0
S. Hubbard 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Billings 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-10 0 2.0
A. Billings 0-1 0.0 0 0
V. Rey 57 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-8 0 0.0
V. Rey 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Bullock 4 K
4
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 1/1
SEASON FG XP
17/21 38/40
R. Bullock 1/1 51 1/1 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
K. Huber 10 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 43.8 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
65 43.7 28
K. Huber 5 43.8 2 51
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Erickson 12 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 25.7 33 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
36 26.7 77 0
A. Erickson 3 25.7 33 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Erickson 12 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 2.0 2 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
19 11.1 38 0
A. Erickson 1 2.0 2 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
B. Mayfield 6 QB
30
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
73% 284 3 0 121.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64.6% 3349 24 11 95.1
B. Mayfield 27/37 284 3 0 30
J. Landry 80 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 63 0 0 118.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 63 0 0 95.8
J. Landry 1/1 63 0 0 6
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
N. Chubb 24 RB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
19 112 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
183 972 8
N. Chubb 19 112 0 22 11
B. Mayfield 6 QB
30
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 16 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
39 131 0
B. Mayfield 6 16 0 10 30
D. Johnson 29 RB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 12 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
36 180 0
D. Johnson 2 12 0 7 6
J. Landry 80 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 60 1
J. Landry 1 6 0 6 6
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
B. Perriman 19 WR
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 76 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 13 295 1
B. Perriman 4 2 76 0 63 7
D. Njoku 85 TE
13
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 73 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 53 577 4
D. Njoku 4 3 73 1 66 13
R. Higgins 81 WR
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 6 60 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 35 486 4
R. Higgins 7 6 60 1 17 12
D. Johnson 29 RB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 6 54 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 46 426 3
D. Johnson 6 6 54 0 21 6
J. Landry 80 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 4 47 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 76 874 3
J. Landry 8 4 47 0 19 6
D. Fells 88 TE
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 18 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 10 114 3
D. Fells 3 3 18 1 9 7
D. Hilliard 25 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 15 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 9 105 0
D. Hilliard 1 1 15 0 15 1
N. Chubb 24 RB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 3 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 18 153 2
N. Chubb 3 2 3 0 2 11
S. DeValve 87 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 1 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 74 1
S. DeValve 1 1 1 0 1 0
A. Callaway 11 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 39 507 4
A. Callaway 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
D. Ward 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
41-12 3 0.0
D. Ward 5-0 0.0 0 0
L. Ogunjobi 65 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
32-17 0 5.0
L. Ogunjobi 4-0 1.0 0 0
J. Collins 51 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
66-29 1 3.0
J. Collins 3-0 0.0 0 0
G. Avery 55 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
29-10 0 4.0
G. Avery 3-1 1.0 0 0
M. Garrett 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
34-9 0 12.0
M. Garrett 3-2 0.0 0 0
T. Carrie 38 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
53-16 1 1.0
T. Carrie 2-0 0.0 0 0
D. Kindred 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
30-12 1 0.0
D. Kindred 2-0 0.0 0 0
J. Schobert 53 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
46-43 1 3.0
J. Schobert 2-0 1.0 0 1
D. Randall 23 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
69-10 4 0.0
D. Randall 1-2 0.0 0 0
T. Coley 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-21 0 0.0
T. Coley 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. Mitchell 39 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
29-2 1 0.0
T. Mitchell 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Peppers 22 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
48-24 1 1.0
J. Peppers 1-3 0.0 0 0
B. Boddy-Calhoun 20 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
41-9 0 0.0
B. Boddy-Calhoun 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Whitehead 35 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-2 0 1.0
J. Whitehead 1-0 0.0 0 0
E. Ogbah 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-15 0 3.0
E. Ogbah 0-3 0.0 0 0
C. Smith 50 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-7 0 1.0
C. Smith 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
G. Joseph 17 K
8
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 2/3
SEASON FG XP
16/18 22/26
G. Joseph 2/2 37 2/3 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Colquitt 4 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 44.0 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
79 45.4 32
B. Colquitt 2 44.0 0 47
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Landry 80 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 14.0 14 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 11.0 14 0
J. Landry 1 14.0 14 0
J. Peppers 22 FS
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 22.0 22 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
18 21.1 28 0
J. Peppers 1 22.0 22 0
A. Callaway 11 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 6.0 6 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 12.8 24 0
A. Callaway 1 6.0 6 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Peppers 22 FS
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 6.0 7 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
25 8.8 33 0
J. Peppers 2 6.0 7 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:13 CIN 22 5:15 8 28 Punt
4:19 CIN 30 1:38 3 1 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:20 CIN 25 1:35 3 -11 Punt
7:12 CIN 21 2:17 5 29 Punt
0:10 CIN 25 0:10 1 -1 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 CIN 25 5:09 8 29 Punt
4:53 CIN 31 4:58 10 36 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
7:26 CIN 25 2:30 6 75 TD
3:53 CLE 23 0:57 3 23 TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 CLE 12 2:47 5 25 Punt
6:58 CLE 15 2:37 5 10 Punt
2:43 CLE 26 7:23 13 74 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:45 CLE 30 1:33 3 70 TD
4:55 CLE 20 4:45 10 61 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:51 CLE 13 4:58 9 87 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:55 CLE 25 7:29 14 62 FG
4:56 CLE 28 1:03 3 6 Punt BLK
2:56 CLE 16 2:56 6 78 Game