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Mayfield and the Browns Held on Against the Texans in a Thrilling 10-7 Victory

The Cleveland Browns held on against the Houston Texans in a thrilling 10-7 win, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020 in FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. They deployed a rushing game that produced 231 yards, one rushing touchdown, to support a Baker Mayfield performance of 132 yards and zero touchdowns.

Mayfield contributed to this win by completing 12 of 20 passes, finishing the game with 132 yards, no interceptions, zero touchdowns and a QB rating of 79.60.

Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt led the rushing game for the Browns. Chubb rushed for 126 yards from carrying the football 19 times. Chubb was helped by Hunt who carried the football 19 times for a total of 104 yards. In the passing game, Mayfield was most successful throwing the ball to Rashard Higgins and Jarvis Landry. Higgins caught three passes for a total of 48 yards, while Landry contributed with 29 yards from three passes.

The Browns’ defense contributed to the win with two sacks, no forced fumbles, three tackles for loss, and scored no defensive touchdowns.

For the Texans, Deshaun Watson ended the day having completed 20 of 30 passes, leading to 163 yards, zero interceptions and one touchdown. His performance resulted in a QB rating of 91.40.

The Texans’ rushing game was led by Duke Johnson and Buddy Howell. For the game, Johnson carried the ball 14 times, rushed for 54 yards, and zero touchdowns. Howell supplemented and carried the ball a total of no times for a total of no yards. Meanwhile Brandin Cooks and Randall Cobb were the top 2 aerial passing targets for the Texans. Cooks caught six passes from Watson for a total of 39 yards, while Cobb contributed with 41 yards from three passes.

For the game, the Texans defensive effort yielded zero forced fumbles, two tackles for loss and one sack. This was not enough to help their team to a victory.

The Browns walked away from the game with an improved season record of 6-3. The Texans, on the other hand, dropped to 2-7 for the season.