Refocused, NFL Week 14: Cleveland Browns 26, Carolina Panthers 20 | NFL Analysis

The blueprint: How the Browns will attack the Panthers on...

The blueprint: How the Browns will attack the Panthers on...

With Sunday's 26-20 win over the Carolina Panthers, the Browns clinched their first winning record at home since 2007.

The win kept the Browns' barely flickering playoff hopes alive, as they improve to 5-7-1 with games left at Denver, against Cincinnati and at Baltimore.

Baker Mayfield took the snap in victory formation and dropped to one knee as the crowd roared.

Jarvis Landry scored the aforementioned touchdown catch from Baker Mayfield, but Landry also was a factor in the run game as the Browns gave him the ball twice and he was able to take one of those runs for 50 yards. No matter what happens in the home finale December 23 against the Bengals, the Browns will finish with second-best home record since 1999 and their best since they went 7-1 in 2007.

Later in the quarter, a holding penalty negated a Christian McCaffrey touchdown - although they somewhat salvaged the drive with a field goal. "Today was cold, I get it, but having more people, especially at our last home game coming up, we would love to have more people in the stands cheering for us because we feed off of the energy". That's exactly what I'm going to do and I know a lot of guys will do as well.

The Panthers have lost 4 in a row. "It's kind of us against the world right now".

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McCaffrey had two TD runs for Carolina and finished with 101 total yards. But a week after he only got nine carries, the Browns need a big game from Nick Chubb. The score came one play after Landry took an inside handoff and weaved his way down field. Greg Joseph clanged the extra point off the left upright, keeping the Panthers within three.

Cam Newton and the Panthers are in the midst of an all-time National Football League collapse. In his past six quarters, including the second half at Houston last Sunday, Mayfield has thrown for 589 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. As fans celebrated, Landry and several teammates sat down in the end zone's corner and pretended to warm themselves around a camp fire.

Baker Mayfield - The rookie completed 18 of 22 passes for 238 yards a touchdown and 126.9 rating. In his first 6 games, Mayfield was sacked 20 times.

The Panthers either held a one-score lead or were tied for most of the game.

Rivera took over defensive play calling from coordinator Eric Washington this week, and Mayfield wasted no time challenging the Panthers. The first time Kitchens called it, Landry scored from the 3. "He started with a 66-yard completion on the Browns" first play, then threw a 51-yard laser of a touchdown pass to Landry, who became the first Browns player since Leroy Hoard in 1991 to have a 50-yard catch and a 50-yard run in the same game.

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