Cleveland Browns News: Baker Mayfield tops Big Ben on Sunday

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Ben Roethlisberger owns the record no more. For years, he had more wins at FirstEnergy Stadium than any starter for the Cleveland Browns which was mostly due to them not having a starter for long at all.

That’s no longer the case as Baker Mayfield has continued to hold the job down well into his third season. And on Sunday, he got his 12th win at the team’s home stadium which puts him ahead of Big Ben.

It may not sound like a big deal to outsiders, but it’s huge for the Browns since it signifies they finally have some stability. That story and more can be found in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns News

Baker Mayfield passes Ben Roethlisberger for most quarterback wins at FirstEnergy Stadium — Ben Axelrod, WKYC

“With the Browns’ 10-7 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday, Baker Mayfield earned the 12th career home victory as Cleveland’s starting quarterback. That officially moved him ahead of Roethlisberger, who has amassed 11 victories as the Steelers’ starting quarterback at FirstEnergy Stadium since entering the NFL in 2004.”

Nick Chubb carries the Browns to a 10-7 victory over the Texans in his return en route to a 6-3 mark — Mary Kay Cabot, Cleveland.com

“Playing in his first game since suffering a sprained MCL in Dallas on Oct. 4th, Chubb rushed for 126 yards and a touchdown en route to a 10-7 victory over the Texans that improved the Browns to 6-3 — but still in eighth for the seven playoff spots.”

The last time the Browns had a winning season was 2007 when their 10 wins weren’t enough to get a Wild Card spot. If the season ended today, the same thing would happen. That would be their luck. But they can’t complain, all they can do is try and win the games on their schedule — starting with the Eagles next Sunday.

Nick Chubb’s decision at 1-yard line costs bettors as Cleveland Browns fail to cover 4.5-point spread — David Purdum, ESPN

“Nick Chubb’s 59-yard run all but closed out the Cleveland Browns’ 10-7 winover the Houston Texans on Sunday. His decision to step out of bounds at the 1-yard line, instead of running into the end zone for a touchdown that would’ve covered the point spread, was painful for the betting public.”

Nick Chubb had one thing in mind when he was running toward the end zone, which was to ensure his team won the game. As is often the case, that had a ripple effect on the spread — as well as fantasy football, which was a hot topic on social media.

Ugly win? Who cares? Browns are 6-3 and Nick Chubb is back! – Terry Pluto, Cleveland.com

“his was a sometimes wet, always windy Sunday afternoon on the shores of Lake Erie. With the game being delayed a half hour because of horrid weather, those goalposts dancing with 30-to-50 mph wind gusts – well, you had a feeling the first team to score a TD would win.”

Ugly wins are still wins. And when it comes to winter football in Cleveland, there need to be some ugly wins. On Sunday, the Browns got one of those, which was a welcome sign since they were unable to do so in Week 8 against Las Vegas. They need a few more of these if they do hope to make the postseason.

Minnesota WR Rashod Bateman a welcome 2021 NFL Draft target

Cleveland apparently had a presence at the Minnesota/Iowa game on Friday night. Some believed it was to get a close-up look at Rashod Bateman. If they are interested in the wideout, Cory Kinnan says it would be a perfect fit.