It's fine to say the Cleveland Browns, and more specifically, Baker Mayfield, didn't live up to their hype the first three weeks of the season. But that wasn't exactly true come Week Four.
Love em or hate em, the Browns came into Baltimore and put up 40 points. That's just a fact. Baltimore historically has always been a tough team to play at home, and also always has seemed to have the upper hand when it comes to the AFC North. I'm not saying the Browns are a complete lock to win said division, but it sure gives them hope. That offense that was talked about so loudly for the entire summer, seems to have clicked.
Highly touted Mayfield threw for almost 350 yards and was able to utilize Nick Chubb and Jarvis Landry better than he's had all season thus far. Odell Beckham Jr. was pretty much shut down by Ravens CB Marlon Humphrey, so he didn't have much of a stat sheet -- and it didn't matter. The ability to put up 40 without the help of a player like Beckham is an honor itself.
Not that the Ravens aren't a good defense (jury is still out), but Cleveland has some great defenses on their schedule in the next few weeks, and this is a good start to get back on track and keep it rolling.
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