Cleveland Browns Beat The New York Jets To Win First Game Of The Season
The Cleveland Browns started off their season in an emphatic fashion defeating the New York Jets 23-3 in Week 1 of the NFL 2020 season. This win marks the Browns’ first win in the regular season since 2016, a huge accomplishment for the long suffering Cleveland fans.
Key Statistics of the Game
The Browns were led by the dynamic duo of quarterback Baker Mayfield and running back Nick Chubb. Mayfield finished 15-of-20 passes for 285 yards and two touchdowns, while Chubb tallied 108 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.
• Mayfield: 15-of-20 passing, 285 yards, 2 touchdowns
• Chubb: 19 carries, 108 yards, 2 touchdowns
• Johnson: 10 carries, 33 yards
• Landry: 4 receptions, 67 yards
• Higgins: 6 receptions, 97 yards, 1 touchdown
Turning Points of the Game
The key moments of the game came late in the fourth quarter. The Browns were down 3-0 and were forced to punt. However, Mayfield lead a 7-play, 78-yard drive capped off by a 33-yard touchdown pass to Rashard Higgins.
The Browns then secured the win on their next possession, as Chubb punched in the two-point conversion to extend the lead to 10. They would close the game out on their next drive with a 1-yard touchdown run from Chubb.
The Cleveland Browns have finally ended their long streak of losses with this 23-3 win against the New York Jets. This game showed that to be a legitimate contender, the Browns need to establish a consistent running game, in addition to getting key contributions from their passing game.
The Browns have a favorable schedule, and if they can continue their performance, they could make some serious noise in the 2020 NFL season.
The Cleveland Browns have finally shown they have what it takes to win a game.