NFL’s Cleveland Browns finally get victory to end two-year winless streak

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NFL team Cleveland Browns have finally ended a 19-game streak with no wins by beating the New York Jets 21-17.

The Browns’ rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield, who was the first player picked in this year’s draft, made all the difference as he came on after starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor was injured and led the team from a 14-0 deficit to victory.

The 23-year-old even caught the ball in the end zone for a two-point conversion as the Browns came from behind to win.

Fans celebrate with the players after the win on Thursday  NFL’s Cleveland Browns finally get victory to end two-year winless streak skynews cleveland browns nfl 4428456
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Fans celebrate with the players after the win on Thursday

He said: “I’ve just been waiting for my moment. I’m just getting started.

“I have been patient. I have been in a good opportunity, put in a good situation with the guys around me – veteran QBs and great coaches that I can learn from.

“I was never whining or complaining about playing time. I just want the team to win, no matter what the cost is.”

Bud Light Cleveland Browns Victory Fridges unlock across the city as the Browns earn first win since 2016  NFL’s Cleveland Browns finally get victory to end two-year winless streak skynews bud light cleveland browns 4428441
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Bud Light opened ‘Victory Fridges’ unlock across the city after the win

Fans had the added celebration of free beer, after Bud Light set up victory fridges across the city, unlocking them and handing out drinks when the team won.

Cleveland Police warned people not to drink and drive after celebrating.

The win was the team’s first since Christmas Eve 2016, and ended a streak of 19 games without a victory

In the last five years, the Browns have won just 12 games and lost 54. Last season, they became only the second ever NFL franchise to lose all 16 of their games alongside the Detroit Lions.

It was the second longest winless streak since the AFL and the NFL merged in 1970.

Mayfield added: “It feels good to win at home.”

Running back Carlos Hyde scored both the Browns’ touchdowns and had extra reason to celebrate the win.

He left the stadium following the game to go to his wife who was giving birth to his son on his own birthday.

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Baker Mayfield #6 of the Cleveland Browns, was the team’s star player on Thursday night

After one of his touchdowns, he held on to the ball and cradled it, jokingly putting his finger to his lips to indicate for quiet for the baby.

Browns coach Hue Jackson said: “It’s hard, but we don’t want it any other way.

“Keep getting a little bit better every week and watch what happens. We got to push.”

It is only Jackson’s second win in 35 games.



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