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The Browns’ seven-game win improvement from last year is the team’s biggest turnaround in history. The club’s previous best turnaround was a six-game improvement, from 3-11 in 1975 to 9-5 in 1976 and from 4-12 in 2006 to 10-6 in 2007.

BEST TURNAROUNDS IN BROWNS HISTORY

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Year W-L-T Pct. Year W-L-T Pct. Dif.
1. 2017 0-16-0 .000 2018 7-7-1 .500 7.5
2t. 1975 3-11-0 .214 1976 9-5-0 .643 6
2t. 2006 4-12-0 .250 2007 10-6-0 .625 6

The Browns improved to 5-2-1 at home, their second-best winning percentage at FirstEnergy Stadium (since 1999) in a season. The club finished the season with three consecutive wins at home, their longest stretch since 2014.

BROWNS HIGHEST WINNING PERCENTAGE AT FIRSTENERGY STADIUM

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Year W L T Pct.
1. 2007 7 1 0 .875
2. 2018 5 2 1 .688
3t. 2014 4 4 0 .500
3t. 2012 4 4 0 .500
3t. 2005 4 4 0 .500
3t. 2001 4 4 0 .500

The Browns earned their first season sweep against the Bengals since 2002.

The Browns improved to 3-1-1 in divisional play, securing the club’s highest winning percentage in a season since the formation of the AFC North in 2002.

BROWNS HIGHEST WINNING PERCENTAGE IN AFC NORTH

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Year W L T Pct.
1. 2018 3 1 1 .700
2t. 2007 3 3 0 .500
2t. 2002 3 3 0 .500

Rookie QB Baker Mayfield completed 27 of 37 passes for 284 yards with three touchdowns, zero interceptions and a 121.9 rating. He has thrown at least one touchdown pass in each of his 12 starts, trailing only St. Louis’ Kurt Warner (23 from 1999-00) and Minnesota’s Brad Johnson (15 from 1996-97) for the most consecutive starts with a touchdown pass to begin an NFL career. Mayfield is also the first Browns QB since Bernie Kosar (12 in 1987) to throw for at least one touchdown in 12 consecutive starts.

MOST CONSECUTIVE STARTS WITH A TOUCHDOWN PASS TO BEGIN AN NFL CAREER

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Player Team Year(s) Total
1. Kurt Warner St. L. 1999-00 23
2. Brad Johnson Min. 1996-97 15
3. Baker Mayfield Cle. 2018 12

With just 12 starts, Mayfield’s 24 passing touchdowns are the third-most by an NFL rookie in a season.

MOST TD PASSES BY AN NFL ROOKIE IN A SEASON

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Player Team Year Starts Total
1t. Peyton Manning Ind. 1998 16 26
1t. Russell Wilson Sea. 2012 16 26
3. Baker Mayfield Cle. 2018 12 24
4t. Andrew Luck Ind. 2012 16 23
4t. Dak Prescott Dal. 2016 16 23

Mayfield’s 64.6 completion percentage this season is currently second in Browns history.

HIGHEST COMPLETION PERCENTAGE BY A BROWN IN A SEASON

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Player Year Comp. Att. Pct.
1. Otto Graham 1953 167 258 64.7
2. Baker Mayfield 2018 287 444 64.6
3. Charlie Frye 2006 252 393 64.1
4. Kelly Holcomb 2003 293 302 63.9
5. Josh McCown 2015 186 292 63.7

Mayfield’s 24 passing touchdowns are the most by a Browns rookie. His 3,349 passing yards are 11th all-time in Browns history and the second-most by a Browns rookie.

MOST PASSING TOUCHDOWNS BY A BROWNS ROOKIE IN A SEASON

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Player Year Games Starts TDs
1. Baker Mayfield 2018 13 12 24
2. Tim Couch 1999 15 14 15
3. Brandon Weeden 2012 15 15 14

MOST PASSING YARDS BY A BROWNS ROOKIE IN A SEASON

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Player Year Games Starts Yards
1. Brandon Weeden 2012 15 15 3,385
2. Baker Mayfield 2018 13 12 3,349
3. DeShone Kizer 2017 15 15 2,894

MOST PASSING YARDS BY A BROWN IN A SEASON

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Player Year Starts Yards
1. Brian Sipe 1980 16 4,132
2. Brian Sipe 1981 16 3,876
3. Bernie Kosar 1986 16 3,854
4. Brian Sipe 1979 16 3,793
5. Derek Anderson 2007 15 3,787
6. Brian Sipe 1983 14 3,566
7. Bernie Kosar 1989 16 3,533
8. Bernie Kosar 1991 16 3,487
9. Paul McDonald 1984 16 3,472
10. Brandon Weeden 2012 15 3,385
11. Baker Mayfield 2018 12 3,349
12. Brian Hoyer 2014 13 3,326

MOST PASSING TOUCHDOWNS BY A BROWN IN A SEASON

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Player Year Starts TDs
1. Brian Sipe 1980 16 30
2t. Derek Anderson 2007 15 29
2t. Frank Ryan 1966 14 29
4. Brian Sipe 1979 16 28
5. Brian Sipe 1983 14 26
6t. Frank Ryan 1963 13 25
6t. Frank Ryan 1964 14 25
8. Baker Mayfield 2018 12 24
9. Bill Nelson 1969 14 23
10. Bernie Kosar 1987 12 22

Mayfield completed 15 consecutive passes at one point today, tied for the third-longest stretch in team history. 

Rookie RB Nick Chubb set the Browns rookie record for rushing yards in a season with 972. He also hit the 100-yard rushing mark (112 yards on 19 carries) for the fourth time this season. He is the first Brown to rush for 100 yards in consecutive games since Trent Richardson in 2012.

MOST RUSHING YARDS BY A BROWNS ROOKIE IN A SEASON

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Player Year Games Yards
1. Nick Chubb 2018 15 972
2. Trent Richardson 2012 15 950
3. Jim Brown 1957 12 942

Rookie K Greg Joseph connected on two field goals and two PATs to increase his season point total to 70, tied for the second-most by a Browns rookie. In addition, Joseph’s 16 field goals are tied for the most by a Browns rookie in a season.

MOST POINTS BY A BROWNS ROOKIE

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Player Year TD FG PAT Total
1. Trent Richardson 2012 12 0 0 72
2. Greg Joseph 2018 0 16 22 70
3. Zane Gonzalez 2017 0 15 25 70
4. Jerry Kauric 1990 0 14 24 66
5t. Nick Chubb 2018 10 0 0 60
5t. Eric Metcalf 1989 10 0 0 60
5t. Jim Brown 1957 10 0 0 60

BROWNS MOST FIELD GOALS BY A ROOKIE

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Player Year Total
1. Greg Joseph 2018 16
2. Zane Gonzalez 2017 15
3. Jerry Kauric 1990 14

WR Jarvis Landry recorded four receptions for 47 yards. He also completed a 63-yard pass to WR Breshad Perriman which set up a touchdown. He has recorded at least two receptions in each of his past 78 games, the second-longest active streak in the NFL. His 476 receptions are the most all-time by an NFL player through their first five seasons. Landry is leading the team in receptions (76) and receiving yards (874) this season. His 76 receptions are tied for the 11th-most by a Brown in a season and the fifth-most by any Browns WR.

NFL RECEIVING LEADERS: CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH 2+ RECEPTIONS, ACTIVE

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Player Pres. Team No.
1. Antonio Brown Pittsburgh 114*
2. Jarvis Landry Cleveland 78
3. Larry Fitzgerald Arizona 75*

*Pittsburgh and Arizona play this afternoon.

NFL ALL-TIME RECEIVING: RECEPTIONS IN FIRST FIVE YEARS

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Player Years G Rec
1. Jarvis Landry 2014-18 79 478
2. Larry Fitzgerald 2004-08 76 426
3. Torry Holt 1999-03 80 423

BROWNS MOST RECEPTIONS, SEASON

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Player Pos. Year Rec
1t. Ozzie Newsome TE 1984 89
1t. Ozzie Newsome TE 1983 89
1t. Kellen Winslow TE 2006 89
4. Josh Gordon WR 2013 87
5. Kevin Johnson WR 2001 84
6. Kellen Winslow TE 2007 82
7t. Jordan Cameron TE 2013 80
7t. Braylon Edwards WR 2007 80
9. Gary Barnidge TE 2015 79
10. Terrelle Pryor Sr. WR 2016 77
11. Jarvis Landry WR 2018 76
12. Duke Johnson Jr. RB 2017 74

MOST RECEPTIONS BY A BROWNS WR, SEASON

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Player Games Year Rec
1. Josh Gordon 14 2013 87
2. Kevin Johnson 16 2001 84
3. Braylon Edwards 16 2007 80
4. Terrelle Pryor Sr. 16 2016 77
5. Jarvis Landry 15 2018 76

WR Rashard Higgins recorded six receptions for 60 yards with one touchdown. He has four receiving touchdowns this season and six in his career.

TE David Njoku recorded three receptions for 73 yards and one touchdown. He also hauled in a career-long 66-yard receptions. Njoku has four receiving touchdowns this season. His eight career receiving touchdowns are the second-most by a Browns TE in their first two seasons.

BROWNS TE MOST RECEIVING TDS IN FIRST TWO SEASONS

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Player Games Years Total
1. Ozzie Newsome 32 1978-79 11
2. David Njoku 31 2017-18 8
3. Oscar Roan 25 1975-76 7

TE Darren Fells registered his third touchdown catch of the season. He has 10 in his career.

WR Breshad Perriman recorded two receptions for 76 yards. Over the last three games, he is averaging 37.6 yards per catch.

LB Joe Schobert recorded one sack and one forced fumble. He has three sacks and two forced fumbles this season.

Rookie LB Genard Avery recorded a sack. He has 4.5 on the season.

DL Larry Ogunjobi recorded a sack to increase his season total to 5.5.

The Browns allowed minus 15 net passing yards in the first half, the fewest by an NFL team in the first half of a game since Denver vs. Oakland on Dec. 13, 2015 (minus 17).

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