The Cleveland Browns are coming off an enormously successful and exciting 2020 season.
By all measures, the team exceeded expectations and provided their fans with countless hours of enjoyment watching them each weekend.
Here are their three most memorable games of the 2020 season.
3. Baker Throws 5 TDs in the Battle Of Ohio, Part 2 – October 25, 2020
The interstate rivalry between the Browns and the Bengals will be a lot more interesting now that the Bengals drafted Joe Burrow.
This game was a thriller from start to finish, and the Browns trailed for three quarters.
Going into the 4th quarter, down 20-17 the Browns outscored the Bengals 20-14 to squeak by with a 37-34 win.
Baker threw 5 TDs in the game, 3 in the 4th quarter.
The recipients of those TD passes were Harrison Bryant (2), David Njoku, Kareem Hunt, and Donovan Peoples-Jones.
BAKER MAYFIELD TO DPJ FOR THE WIN 🔥🔥🔥
— Everything Cleveland (@EverythingCLE_) October 25, 2020
This was the beginning of the next-man-up mentality that carried the Browns in 2020.
Nick Chubb was already out of the lineup with his injury, and OBJ was lost for the season during this game.
Also, Austin Hooper was out with an emergency appendectomy yet the Browns found a way to win this game.
2. Browns Defeat Tennessee, Shut Down Derrick Henry – December 6, 2020
There was so much hype leading up to this game.
The Browns had to travel to Tennessee and try to contain the Titans’ explosive and powerful RB Derrick Henry.
Not only did the Browns hold Henry to only 60 yards on 15 carries, but they also recovered a very uncharacteristic Derrick Henry fumble.
The Browns offense was operating on all cylinders against the Titans.
Chubb rushed for a TD, and Mayfield threw 4 TD passes including one to a surprising receiver, Kendall Lam, offensive tackle.
BIG MAN TOUCHDOWN
📺: @NFLonCBS pic.twitter.com/Vaz0ZGcdFK
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) December 6, 2020
The Browns put up 41 points and beat the Titans by a final score of 41-35.
1. Virtually Every Moment From The Wildcard Playoff Game – January 10, 2021
Absolutely the best and most fun game to watch was the wildcard playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
There was the storied rivalry and the JuJu Smith-Schuster words that led to the rallying cry for the Browns in the days leading up to the game.
Then, there was the fact that the Browns were ravaged by COVID-19 issues, and Coach Kevin Stefanski and longtime Brown Joel Bitonio had to watch the game from home.
Of course, the first snap of the game got the Browns on the scoreboard immediately, and the points kept coming.
This was WILD! 🤯
The @Browns scored a TD on their first play back in the playoffs after 18 years! pic.twitter.com/bYv8nBhMsb
— NFL UK (@NFLUK) January 30, 2021
Cleveland Browns had never scored 3 TD in the first quarter of a playoff game… until today.
They lead the Steelers 21-0. pic.twitter.com/u9VJ41QuZn
— NFLonCBS (@NFLonCBS) January 11, 2021
Yes, the Steelers came back to make it more of a game, but the fact that the Browns jumped out to such a massive lead seemed to take everyone by surprise.
The final score was 48-37.
The postgame jubilation was great fun to watch.
"THE BROWNS IS THE BROWNS!"
Baker Mayfield coming in hot
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 11, 2021
Though the Browns went on to lose the following week, winning this game took a huge weight off of them going into 2021.
They made it to the playoffs and beat their archrival who was the odds-on favorite to win the game.
2021 is looking very bright for the Cleveland Browns.
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