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1-1-1, 3rd in AFC North
Mayfield does things Taylor cannot do (1:49)
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Yelich appreciates Mayfield's 'NL MVP' shoutout

After Baker Mayfield's starring role in ending the Cleveland Browns' winless streak on Thursday night, he chose to end his postgame news conference with a baseball shoutout.


Spectacular Debut

Tony Kornheiser and Frank Isola debate if they are ready to anoint Baker Mayfield the Brown's savior, rein in enthusiasm for Sam Darnold, if it's smart to lower expectations for coach Frost and much more.


Should Jets Fans Be Worried?

Tony Reali and the national panel debate if Jets fans should be worried about Sam Darnold, if Baker Mayfield is the real deal, expectations on how Carson Wentz will play against the Colts and much more.


Is Baker The Savior?

Dan Le Batard, Papi and Michael Smith question if they are ready to anoint Baker Mayfield the "Savior Of The Browns", if we were too quick to anoint Sam Darnold, if Colin Kaepernick will join the Patriots and much more.


Is Baker Mayfield The Land's Future?

Bomani & Pablo debate if Baker Mayfield can turn the Browns into a good team, if Jets fans should be worried about Sam Darnold, preview Carson Wentz's first game back from injury and much more.

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3dPat McManamon

Browns' Jackson won't decide on Mayfield ... yet

Browns coach Hue Jackson does not want to announce his starting QB until first talking Monday to Tyrod Taylor, who is in concussion protocol, and Baker Mayfield.

Landry, Hyde will thrive in fantasy with Baker (2:09)

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Hue Jackson said on a conference call that he will wait until Monday to announce who starts at quarterback for the Browns in Oakland. Jackson gave the players the weekend off and won't see the players until Monday morning; he doesn't want to announce the starter until he talks to the players. Jackson did say this: "You guys all feel good about where things are headed."

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3dDarren Rovell

Browns benefiting from 'Bakermania' after win

The Browns are basking in "Bakermania" after rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield helped end the team's winless streak and cause surges in ticket and jersey sales.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN Stats and Information shows that the Jets blitzed Tyrod Taylor on two-of-three dropbacks, and he was pressured on half his dropbacks (it seemed like more). The blitz number dropped to 45.8 percent with Baker Mayfield playing, and the pressures to 20.8 percent. Amazing what happens when a guy reads and throws quickly.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

One item of concern: The concussion that sidelined quarterback Tyrod Taylor was his third in 13 months.. Taylor left the Buffalo Bills playoff game in January against Jacksonville with a concussion. He had another in a preseason game against Baltimore. When he came back after preseason to start the opener, Taylor told the media in Buffalo he had “one other documented concussion, in 2013.”

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

I'm not prone to exaggerating, but I don't think there's any underselling the way Baker Mayfield played Thursday night. He ran the offense, he was precise in his accuracy, he made players better, he brought excitement and energy, and he showed chutzpah. If this is for real and he sustains it – and it will get harder -- the entire Browns narrative changes.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Following their loss to the Browns Thursday, the Jets dropped two spots to 30th in FPI's rankings -- only ahead of the Bills and Cardinals. Cleveland moved up two spots to 24th.

Stephen A.: Pump the brakes on Mayfield hype (1:22)
Browns fans celebrate with free beer (0:55)
Mayfield: 'Gotta handle business next week' in Oakland (0:39)

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Baker Mayfield presented this shirt to Jarvis Landry after the Browns beat the Jets for the Browns' first win since Dec. 24, 2016. "Bless'M"

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Browns roll out 'Baker special'

Mayfield and the Browns ran their own version of the 'Philly Special' for a two-point conversion against the Jets.

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3dDarren Rovell

Browns' win unlocks free beer across Ohio bars

The Cleveland Browns' long-awaited win against the New York Jets unlocked fridges of free beer in at least 10 Ohio bars Thursday night, allowing fans there to celebrate a little extra.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Cheers can be heard from the Browns locker room and tunnels around the stadium as Hue Jackson addresses the media. "Baker played great and he won the game, and that's what really matters," Jackson said, adding it felt like things were moving quicker once Mayfield took over. Of the win Jackson said it "feels great," that he had grown tired of all the jokes the past 634 days.

Team Stats

Passing Yards191.327th
Rushing Yards134.35th
Points For20.0Tied-20th
Points Against19.711th

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2018 Draft Picks

1(1)Baker MayfieldQBOklahoma
1(4)Denzel WardCBOhio State
2(1)Austin CorbettOGNevada
2(3)Nick ChubbRBGeorgia
3(3)Chad ThomasDEMiami (FL)
4(5)Antonio CallawayWRFlorida
5(13)Genard AveryILBMemphis
6(1)Damion RatleyWRTexas A&M
6(14)Simeon ThomasCBLouisiana-Lafayette