The Cleveland Browns earned a much needed Week 14 victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.
In the midst of that award, several franchise milestones were reached.
Defensive end Myles Garrett broke the franchise’s single-season sack record when he earned his 15th through 13 games.
#RETWEET to congratulate!!!
— Cleveland Sports Talk (@CLEsportsTalk) December 12, 2021
Quarterback Baker Mayfield tied Otto Graham for fourth overall in career touchdown passes with 88.
With his 2nd TD of the half, Baker Mayfield ties Otto Graham for 4th in #Browns history with 88 TD passes.
— Matt Fontana (@MattFontana83) December 12, 2021
Another impressive milestone, perhaps not as notorious, also happened.
A Browns wide receiver was recognized by former NFL player Nate Burleson with his weekly “Toe Drag Swag” award.
Week 14 Toe Drag Swag Award Winner
Burleson, on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football, recognized Donovan Peoples-Jones for his incredible sideline catch yesterday.
— Good Morning Football (@gmfb) December 13, 2021
Burleson narrates the catch by saying:
“He gets his feet down. I’m talking about tip toes like a ballerina doing her thing. A beautiful catch.”
This was not DPJ’s only catch of the game.
He had 5 catches (out of 7 targets) for 90 yards.
This catch was one of the best moments of a game that had several big plays made by Browns players.
Browns Twitter reacted to the Peoples-Jones’ catch in a similar way as Burleson did.
I am still not over the Donovan Peoples-Jones sideline catch. #Browns
— Nick Pedone (@NickPedone12) December 12, 2021
A Healthy DPJ Means Everything To This Offense
It has been a season with injuries and inconsistency among the Browns’ wide receivers.
Obviously, there was the Odell Beckham Jr. issue.
Jarvis Landry fought through injury and has played well at moments.
Rashard Higgins is nowhere to be found.
Anthony Schwartz is struggling to get out of concussion protocol.
Having DPJ back after a nagging groin injury that inexplicably happened in pregame warmups against the Denver Broncos is huge.
Though only in his second season, he has made big time catches at moments when they were most needed.
He could be the elixir to what has been a tough road for the Browns offense this season.