Baker Mayfield becomes first Browns QB in 69 years with four touchdowns in first half
In his most effective half as a pro, Baker Mayfield made some history 69 years in the making.
The No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft became the first Cleveland Browns quarterback to score four touchdowns in one half since Hall of Famer Otto Graham did it on Dec. 2, 1951 against the Chicago Cardinals.
Mayfield completed 20 of 25 passes for 290 yards before halftime. He is the lone NFL quarterback to throw for four touchdowns in one half this season; he also accomplished the feat during Week 7 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
He even made an acrobatic catch, complete with getting both feet down near the sideline, on a reverse play for a six-yard pickup from Landry.
Mayfield found nine different receivers in the opening 30 minutes, with Jarvis Landry accounting for eight completions and the first score of the afternoon. A beautiful play design from coach Kevin Stefanski led to a touchdown catch from lineman Kendall Lamm, and Donovan Peoples-Jones burned the Titans secondary deep for a 75-yard score. Mayfield dropped a dime to Rashard Higgins to put the Browns up 31-7.
Opening the game with a Cody Parkey field goal, the Browns scored on every drive and notched four consecutive touchdowns.
Mayfield nearly had five scores, but he handed it off to Nick Chubb for a 1-yard rushing touchdown with 55 seconds remaining in the half.
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