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
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
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
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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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).