The Cleveland Browns managed to come away with an ugly 22-17 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
It was another rainy Sunday in Cleveland and the Browns managed to defy the elements and come away with a win. Luckily for the Browns, the wind was not a factor and Cleveland overcame some absolutely ugly football.
A couple of key plays at key times helped seal the win for Cleveland. Sione Takitaki scored the only points of the first half thanks to a pick six of Carson Wentz. This was the second turnover in the 1st quarter for the Eagles and it definitely played a factor in the final outcome.
Cleveland’s rushing attack struggled for the majority of the game. Their fortunes changed as the game went on and a 54-yard rush late in the 4th quarter from Nick Chubb accounted for a large portion of their total. Chubb would finish with 20 rushes for 114 yards and Kareem Hunt scored the Browns only offensive touchdown with 11 yards on 13 carries.
As far as the passing game goes, it was another lackluster performance from Baker Mayfield. Mayfield completed 12 of 22 passes for 204 yards while being sacked three times and fumbling twice. This was another case of the Browns winning with Baker Mayfield and not because of him. If the game was going to come down to a situation where they needed a big throw from Mayfield there was a really good chance they were not going to get it from him.
The positives here are that the Cleveland Browns are 7-3 and they were able to win without Myles Garrett. There are questions about the legitimacy of their wins and just how good they are, but this is the best record they have had this deep into the season in a long, long time.