Baker Mayfield stares down Hue Jackson as Cleveland Browns knock off Bengals
The Cleveland Browns moved to 7-7-1 on the season by knocking off the Cincinnati Bengals, but Baker Mayfield staring down Hue Jackson stole the show
The Cleveland Browns may have been eliminated from playoff contention with the Tennessee Titans winning last night, but it didn’t take away any of their fire as they came out strong against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Led by rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield, the Browns took a commanding 26-3 lead before the Bengals made it look much closer with 18 points in the final quarter.
Cleveland still ended up winning and on their final drive, we had the play of the game. After connecting with tight end David Njoku for a 66-yard gain, Baker Mayfield started jogging down the sidelines and made sure to turn and face his old coach Hue Jackson — and he stared him down the entire way down the field.
For those who are unaware, there’s been some bad blood between the two. After the Browns last win over the Bengals, Mayfield refused to hug Jackson.
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After the game, he even called Jackson fake and said he wasn’t happy with him heading to a divisional rival.
Mayfield was destroyed by critics, who said he should have been nicer to Hue. Of course, those people were never held back by Jackson only to see him go on a media tour blaming them all for his incompetence.
And Baker will likely get called out for this move, but it was so fun for Browns fans to see. It’s been a long time since we have seen this kind of swagger from their starting quarterback, and it’s made this one of the best seasons in recent memory for all fans.
As for the critics, the Browns are 5-2 since Jackson left. They were 3-36-1 with him. I think it’s understandable the team has some animosity toward him.