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CLEVELAND, OH -- Baker Mayfield found Rashard "Hollywood" Higgins in the endzone for the go-ahead score, and what ended up being the game winning touchdown. The 7-yard game winning pass was Higgins' one and only reception, and it was a big one. Second year quarterback Josh Allen was given a chance to win the game with 1:44 remaining in the game. Allen drove the Bills into field goal range with a chance to tie the game and force overtime. The usually reliable Steven Hauschka lined up for a 53-yard field-goal and pushed it left, as the Browns sneaked past the visiting Buffalo Bills 19-16.
Cleveland continued their issues in the red zone this week, as they came up empty on the 1-yardline with eight total attempts to score. Despite redzone struggles, the Browns found a way to win. When the Browns needed Baker the most, he came through. Mayfield led a clutch drive following a Josh Allen touchdown that put the Bills ahead 16-12. Mayfield ended the Browns final drive by threading the needle to an open Rashard Higgins, who has been missing from the Browns offense all season long.
Mayfield put together back-to-back solid performances for the Browns, completing 28 passes of his 38 total attempts, tossing two touchdowns against a stout Buffalo defense. Browns bellcow back Nick Chubb carried the load for the Cleveland offense, running for 116 yards on 20 attempts, Kareem Hunt returned to Cleveland's roster after serving an 8-game suspension for a domestic abuse issue. Hunt was a swiss-army knife for the Browns offense, as he lined up at fullback, running back and wide out. Mayfield looked Hunt's way 9 times, as Hunt pulled in 7 catches for 44 yards, and provided 30 yards on the ground. Jarvis Landry led all Browns receivers with 9 catches for 97 yards and one touchdown.
Cleveland snapped a four game losing skid with Sunday's victory over Buffalo, moving to 3-6 on the year. The Browns will have a short week ahead of them, as they will host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday Night Football. Kickoff for thursday night's game is set for 820 pm ET at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. Check out highlights from today's victory below!