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CLEVELAND -- It was a big day for the Cleveland Browns rookies, as Baker Mayfield threw a season-high three touchdowns and rookie Nick Chubb ran for a franchise long 92 yard touchdown.
The Cleveland Browns offense was firing on all cylinders, and it all started with the performance of the offensive line. After throwing an 11-yard touchdown pass to Duke Johnson, Browns' quarterback Baker Mayfield walked up to his offensive line on the sideline, and shook all five of their hands. The Browns offensive line gave up zero sacks against the Falcons defense, which helped Mayfield feel comfortable in the pocket, leading to a zero interception game.
Matt Ryan was outperformed by rookie Baker Mayfield, and the Cleveland Browns defense had a lot to do with it. Gregg Williams preaches turnovers, and the Browns defense was able to force two fumbles against a high-powered Falcons offense. Falcons' running back Tevin Coleman was held to only 44 yards rushing, with no touchdowns.
Nick Chubb was an unstoppable force in this game, breaking the team record for longest touchdown run, previously held by Bobby Mitchell. Backed up on their own 8-yardline, the Browns handed it off to Chubb as he made an immediate cut toward the Falcon sideline, followed a big time block by Antonio Callaway, then took it to the house. Chubb was also effective in the pass game, catching three passes for 33 yards and a touchdown.
The Cleveland Browns will now head into the bye week following a much needed victory. The Browns will look to continue their winning ways on Sunday, November 25th versus the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium.