Mayfield and Chubb make history as Cleveland falls to Baltimore Ravens 26-24 to end the Browns' season

Mayfield and Chubb make history as Cleveland falls to Baltimore Ravens 26-24 to end the Browns' season
The Cleveland Browns built a big lead and thanks in part to boisterous crowd in their home finale, held off their rivals from Cincinnati. (All photos by John P. Wise)

BALTIMORE, MA (WOIO) - Cleveland lost to the Baltimore Ravens 26-24 at M&T Bank Stadium in the Browns' last game of the season.

The Browns were striving to end the season with a winning record as they went into the game at 7-7-1 with the Ravens at 9-6.

Starting for the Ravens was QB Lamar Jackson, rather than veteran Joe Flacco. However, this wasn’t nearly the first time Jackson has been head-to-head with Mayfield....

Flashback to the QB’s college days where Jackson beat out Mayfield for the Heisman Trophy in 2016 before Mayfield earned the coveted award in 2017.

Adding to fuel to Mayfield’s fire, the Browns went into the game fresh off a win against the Cincinnati Bengals, to which the “Dan6erous” #6 was mic’d up for, giving the Dawg Pound 12-minutes of insight, excitement, and laughs:

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QB Baker Mayfield put the Browns on the board and earned his 25th touchdown pass of the season with a 28-yard throw to WR Breshad Perriman with 8:25 left in the first quarter.

Mayfield wasn’t the only Browns player (and rookie) that hit a milestone in the first quarter...RB Nick Chubb has now racked up 1,000 rushing yards this season, an achievement no other player in Browns history has reached in a rookie season.

Despite these advances, the Browns ended the first quarter trailing the Ravens 10-7.

Coming back into the game, Mayfield kept the excitement going into the second half by hitting yet another milestone: tying Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson for the rookie passing touchdown record with a 48-yard pass to WR Jarvis Landry.

But once again, the Browns went into the next quarter trailing the Ravens with a score of 23-14.

However, wasn’t stopping the Browns from catching up...or making history.

With just over 3-minutes left in the game, Baker Mayfield threw for his 27th touchdown of the season, taking the NFL record for most rookie passing touchdowns.

With the score coming to 26-24, the Browns could not catch up, ending their season with a 7-8-1 record.

Sidelined and on the Browns' inactive list for this game was QB Drew Stanton, WR Blake Jackson, DB Denzel Ward, OL Kyle Kalis, OL Desmond Harrison, DL Chad Thomas and DL Carl Davis.

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