Cleveland Browns defeat New York Giants 20-6

Cleveland grabs first 10 win season in 13 years.

Cleveland Browns defeat New York Giants 20-6
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) throws a 21-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Rashard Higgins during the second half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane) (Source: Ron Schwane)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Baker Mayfield did something no Browns quarterback has done since Derek Anderson, lead the Browns to a double-digit win season. The Browns, 10-4, did just that.

The Browns defeated the Giants 20-6.

Mayfield was red hot, going 27/32 for 297 passing yards, along with two touchdowns.

Nick Chubb has 15 carries for 50-yards along with one touchdown.

Jarvis Landry and Donovan Peoples-Jones both had a touchdown grab.

Both Sheldon Richardson and Chris Hubbard left the game due to injuries.

The Browns next play the New York Jets next Sunday with a kickoff time of 1 p.m. on CBS.

4TH QUARTER LIVE UPDATES

- Nick Chubb rushed for a 1-yard touchdown and gives the Browns a 20-3 lead with 12:53 remaining.

- Sheldon Richardson has been ruled out for the rest of the game due to a neck injury, the Browns say.

- Gano kicked a 39-yard field goal to make it 20-6 Browns with 4:11 remaining.

BROWNS LEAD 13-3 AT END OF 3RD QUARTER

- The Browns are threatening to score and have the ball in Giants territory.

BROWNS LEAD 13-3 AT THE HALF

- The Browns took a 7-3 lead thanks to a 2-yard touchdown pass to tight end Austin Hooper.

- The Browns have ruled out Chris Hubbard for the rest of the game.

- The Browns extended their lead to 13-3 after a two-yard touchdown pass to Jarvis Landry. Landry was called for taunting after the catch, which resulted in a 15-yard penalty and made it a 48-yard extra point attempt for Cody Parkey, who missed.

GIANTS LEAD THE BROWNS 3-0 AT END OF 1ST QUARTER

- Browns’ Chris Hubbard was pulled early after getting injured. He is questionable to return with a right knee injury.

- The Giants took an early 3-0 after a 37-yard field goal by Graham Gano with 4:12 remaining in the quarter.

EARLIER STORY

The Browns are also closing in on their first playoff appearance since 2002. They cannot afford to let winnable games, like this one, get away from them.

“Every single game is the most important one,” said Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield, who is back to playing good football after a sloppy 2019. “Obviously, like I have said, we have a big-picture mindset, but the singular focus is just so vital right now to get into the postseason playoff race. We know we have to take care of business this week, and we are going to have that singular laser focus.”

The Giants are expected to be without their starting quarterback Daniel Jones. Former Brown Colt McCoy will likely make his second straight start. Jones is not the only key player missing this week for New York. They will be without their best cornerback James Bradberry. He came into contact with a person who tested positive for the virus and was placed on the COVID reserve list on Thursday.

It is the second week in a row the nation will be watching the Browns after their Monday Night Football appearance against Baltimore.

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