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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J – Baker Mayfield led two 95-yard touchdown drives and the Cleveland Browns neared the end of their 17-year playoff drought with a 20-6 win over the New York Giants on Sunday night

Mayfield was sharp all night helping the Browns (10-4) recover from a 47-42 loss to Baltimore last Monday night, The Cleveland quarterback has been great lately, and it was on this one more of the same when he finished 27 of 32 for 297 yards with scoring passes to Jarvis Landry and Austin Hooper

Nick Chubb had a 1-yard touchdown run in the third quarter that made it out of reach for the sluggish Giants and made the Browns the first team of the season to have two 95-yard TD drives in a game / p>
The win brought the Browns closer to their first playoff spot since 2002, the longest drought in the NFL.They also hit the highest total winnings (10-6 in 2007) since their 1999 rebirth

Cleveland also dealt the playoff hopes of the Giants (5-9), who were without the injured quarterback Daniel Jones, a heavy blow Colt McCoy, who started 21 games for the Browns from 2010 to 2013, could against his former team not move much

Tight ends coach Freddie Kitchens, who was sacked as Cleveland’s head coach after last season, took the offensive with coordinator Jason Garrett after testing positive for the coronavirus New York was aggressive early on but only pitted six points against a defense that gave up 80 points in the last two games

McCoy was 19 of 31 for 221 yards for the Giants, who are linked with Dallas one game behind Washington for first place in the NFC East

New York’s inaugural drive stalled at 8am after McCoy’s throw against Evan Engram was incomplete in the end zone.The Giants brought out the field goal unit but quickly turned into a fake – with owner Riley Dixon throwing up and incomplete, to center Nick Gates, and spun the ball on downs

The Browns also finished fourth on their first run but couldn’t get on the scoreboard either. On fourth and second places for the Giants 43, Mayfield’s pass was knocked down on the line by Dexter Lawrence

New York decided against any trick in fourth place on their next possession when Gano took a 37-yard field goal 3-0 ahead

The Browns returned early in the second quarter with a hit from Mayfield’s 2-yard pass to a wide-open hooper in the back of the end zone

New York had a chance to take the lead, going from 5 to 4-1 and Wayne Gallman was crammed with no profit Cleveland took full advantage when Mayfield led the Browns on the first 95-yard drive, the from a 2 yard pass to a bouncing Landry with a 21 second lead in half was capped

Landry has a “1” and a “3? in the back of the end zone to meet his close friend and teammate Odell Beckham Jr Pay homage to the former Giants wide receiver who sustained a late-season knee injury with Cleveland earlier this year, Landry, who then rattled Isaac Yiadom’s corner, was called for a taunt that pushed the Browns 15 yards back on the extra point and Cody Parkey hit the right post as Cleveland walked into the locker room 13-3

The Browns put that down at 12:53 Chubb’s 1-yard TD Chubb had a 6-yard TD run that was erased by a clipping call to Jack Conklin, but returned to the end zone a few games later – and this counted – to finish Cleveland’s second 95-yard TD run

Browns: RG Chris Hubbard injured his knee in Cleveland’s second offensive game after starting instead of the injured Wyatt Teller He never returned DT Sheldon Richardson also failed to return after injuring his neck in the third quarter

Giants: Top cornerback James Bradberry dropped out after being in close contact with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus and was put on the COVID-19 list on Thursday

Browns: Return to the Meadowlands next Sunday to face the 1-13 New York Jets who scored their first win over the Los Angeles Rams

Cleveland Browns, Colt McCoy

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