It was quite a day on Sunday for the Cleveland Browns
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rookie duo of quarterback Baker Mayfield and running back Nick Chubb. Mayfield tossed three touchdown passes during Cleveland’s 28-16 win over the Atlanta Falcons Denzel Ward Jersey , and also finished the game with a quarterback rating of 151.3 - the best mark by a Browns rookie and the fifth-best mark in franchise history, according to clevelandbrowns.com. It was also the highest quarterback rating for a Browns quarterback since Brian Sipe in 1978.While Mayfield’s performance seems like one that would be hard to top, Chubb may have pulled off the trick by rushing for 176 yards and scoring a pair of touchdowns — one on a 13-yard reception and another on a 92-yard touchdown run. Chubb’s touchdown run set a franchise record, which had been held by Bobbie Mitchell since 1959, and is the second-longest by a rookie in NFL history. Chubb’s 176 rushing yards place him at No. 5 on the team’s list of best days by a rookie. Since taking over the starting role at running back following the October 20 trade of Carlos Hyde, Chubb has made up for lost time. After receiving just 16 carries through the season’s first six games, Chubb has rushed for 406 yards in the past four games. And following Sunday’s big game, Chubb has entered some pretty good company among rookie running backs. There was considerable Trevon Coley Color Rush Jersey , albeit foolish, debate prior to the 2018 NFL Draft that the Browns should select “generational talent” Saquon Barkley with the No. 1 overall selection and then take “whoever was left” among the quarterback group at No. 4.Barkley went to the New York Giants at No. 2, after the Browns selected Mayfield, and while the rookie running back has been putting up nice numbers for the Giants, the difference between Barkley and Chubb may not be as extreme as some would have you believe.Consider that:Chubb now has 579 rushing yards and is averaging 6.2 yards per carry to go along with five rushing touchdowns. Barkley has 519 rushing yards and is averaging 4.7 yards per carry to go along with five rushing touchdowns. Of course, Barkley is also active in the passing game, as he has 58 receptions for 497 yards and a pair of touchdowns. That gives him 1,016 combined yards from scrimmage with seven combined touchdowns. He has needed 169 touches to achieve those yards https://www.brownsfanshop.com/Duke-Johnson-Jersey , which averages out to six yards per touch.However, when you factor in that Duke Johnson is part of the Browns passing game out of the backfield, the divide is once again not so wide. Johnson and Chubb have combined for 1,069 yards from scrimmage with nine combined touchdowns. And they have done it on 10 fewer touches, which gives the Browns duo an average of 6.7 yards every time they touch the ball.Barkley still has a game in hand as the Giants have already had their bye week, so he should soon surpass Chubb in rushing and increase his yards from scrimmage total. And without a viable quarterback in place, the Giants are probably happy with the selection.Even knowing that, it is hard to argue that the Browns are not in a better place with Chubb Greg Joseph Jersey , Johnson and Mayfield lining up each week in the backfield. The Cleveland Browns are 5-7-1. Things went their way last week, but they still need to win their final three games and then get some help.AFC Standings Heading into Week 15AFC North ConsiderationTo win the AFC North, the following needs to happen:Cleveland wins their final 3 games.Pittsburgh loses their final 3 games (New England, New Orleans, Cincinnati).Baltimore loses one of their next 2 games (Tampa Bay, LA Chargers).AFC Wildcard SpotIf Pittsburgh wins, then Cleveland will be eying a wildcard spot, which is just as tough to attain given the number of teams that need to lose. Cleveland can play a role in the demise of two of those teams Jabrill Peppers Color Rush Jersey , though — with Denver this week and Baltimore in Week 17. Indianapolis, Miami, Tennessee, and Baltimore each need to lose 2 of their final 3 games. You have to think about the fact that the Colts play the Titans in Week 17; so if they both win this week, then that kills Cleveland because that means one of those two teams will finish the year ahead of Cleveland, eliminating them from wildcard contention (barring a tie).Week 15 Rooting Guide SummaryCleveland Browns defeat Denver BroncosDallas Cowboys defeat Indianapolis ColtsTampa Bay Buccaneers defeat Baltimore RavensNew England Patriots defeat Pittsburgh SteelersNew York Giants defeat Tennessee TitansMinnesota Vikings defeat Miami DolphinsThese outcomes would allow Cleveland to move up to the 10th spot in the AFC, but would put them just one game behind a wildcard spot.Playoff SimulatorsESPN Playoff MachineNY Times Playoff MachineLet us know what crazy scenarios you come up with to show the Browns getting the sixth seed!