3 Reasons the Cleveland Browns will beat the Kansas City Chiefs

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2. Grown-up Baker Mayfield

Baker Mayfield is the franchise quarterback and the future at quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. Anyone who still doubts this statement just doesn’t want to be happy, and hasn’t been paying attention to the Browns this season.

Mayfield has matured and grown a lot this season, both as a leader and a quarterback — even from the start of this season to now, he has improved drastically. His constant work with head coach Kevin Stefanski has paid huge dividends, as the two can take any game plan against any opponent and execute it to near perfection.

Stefanski has also rubbed off on Baker by helping him learn to read defenses better, make adjustments, and instead of forcing the issue when a play isn’t there to be made and risking a turnover, take the check-down throws or scramble with the ball. That was proven in last Sunday’s matchup with the rival Pittsburgh Steelers, as Mayfield led the offense nearly flawlessly all game, all without their head coach, who was at home due to testing positive for Covid-19 earlier in the week.

A grown-up Baker Mayfield, the true leader on the field for the Cleveland Browns, is one of the main reasons why Cleveland made the 2020 NFL Playoffs. Expect the exact same Mayfield you’ve seen since Week 7 of this season, a quarterback who’s unrattled, poised, and confident in what he and his head coach are doing.

Baker Mayfield will continue to prove his doubters wrong, show he’s the leader on this Cleveland Browns team, and lead the Browns to a victory in Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday.