The Cleveland Browns are 4-1 for the first time in 26 years
Baker Mayfield has replaced Ben Roethlisberger for the all-time winningest quarterback in First Energy Stadium history with 11 wins.
The Cleveland Browns were able to hang 32 points on the Indianapolis Colts who trotted into Cleveland with the top-ranked defense in the NFL.
But still, Mayfield was unhappy with his performance.
“I’m very happy we won, there’s not doubt about that. But I have to be a lot better,” Mayfield said postgame via CBS Sports. “I think that was the worst game that I’ve played thus far out of the five games.”
Mayfield was electric in the first half against the Colts. He was scanning the field, progressing through his reads and finding open receivers. Rashard Higgins made his 2020 season debut, finding his way into the end zone as did Kareem Hunt for a fourth consecutive week.
In the second half, Mayfield struggled. He was overshooting receivers too high, turning the ball over, getting sacked and ultimately ended up with a set of sore ribs.
Mayfield finished the game with 247 passing yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Not to mention, a pair of ugly drops from Jarvis Landry on consecutive third downs. Mayfield had to take a late-game trip into the blue medical tent on the sideline to check out his ribs and collarbone. He was also shaking his right throwing hand after a thump from the Colts defense.
It was another game that Mayfield was imperfect, but completed the throws he needed to make in order to win the game.
In a brand new offense, the Browns, and Mayfield especially, are learning on the fly. And they’re still winning.
With plenty of room for improvement, the 4-1 Browns travel to Heinz Field to play the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 6.