The Cleveland Browns Sneaked Past the Tennessee Titans 41-35

The Cleveland Browns sneaked past the Tennessee Titans in a tantalizing victory of 41-35, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020 in Nissan Stadium in Tennessee. For the win, Baker Mayfield threw for 334 yards, and four touchdowns. The Browns also relied on a rushing game that produced 118 yards and one rushing touchdown.

Mayfield contributed to this win by completing 25 of 33 passes, finishing the game with 334 yards, zero interceptions, four touchdowns and a QB rating of 147.00.

The Browns deployed a rushing game led by Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. For the game, Chubb carried the ball 18 times and rushed for 80 yards, leading to one touchdown. Hunt supplemented by carrying the ball 14 times for a total of 33 yards. In the passing game, the Browns’ top receivers were Donovan Peoples-Jones and Rashard Higgins. Peoples-Jones caught two passes for a total of 92 yards, while Higgins contributed with 95 yards from six passes.

The Browns were helped by a defensive effort that resulted in three sacks, and three tackles for loss, to go along with three forced fumbles, with zero defensive touchdowns.

For the losing team, Ryan Tannehill finished the game completing 29 of 45 passes to lead the way for the Titans. This performance by Tannehill led to a QB rating of 104.80, and game stats of 389 yards, one interception and three touchdowns.

The rushing game for the Titans was led by Derrick Henry and Jeremy McNichols. For the game, Henry rushed for 60 yards from carrying the football 15 times. Meanwhile McNichols carried the ball 2 times for a total of two yards. For the passing game, the top receivers for the Titans included Corey Davis and A.J. Brown. Davis caught 11 passes for a total of 182 yards, while Brown contributed with 87 yards from four passes.

In their loss, the Titans defense contributed with one forced fumble and two tackles to go along with no sacks and one defensive touchdown. This production from the Titans defense was not enough help get a win.

After this game, the Browns improved to a record of 9-3, while the Titans dropped to a 8-4 record.