Throwing for 297 yards and five touchdown passes, Baker Mayfield had plenty to celebrate following the Cleveland Browns' 37-34 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.
And celebrate, Mayfield did.
Shortly after the Browns' victory went final, footage emerged on social media of the No. 1 overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft dancing in the visiting locker room of Paul Brown Stadium. Moments earlier, Mayfield had thrown a 24-yard game-winning touchdown pass to rookie wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones with 11 seconds remaining, advancing Cleveland's record to 5-2 -- its best start since the 1994 season.
It would have been hard to imagine Mayfield dancing following the first quarter on Sunday, as the third-year signal-caller threw an interception on the Browns' opening offensive drive for the second time in as many weeks. But despite failing to complete any of his first five pass attempts, Mayfield bounced back to complete a Browns franchise record 21 consecutive completions for 297 yards and five touchdowns, including the game-deciding score.
Mayfield's postgame celebration could serve as an encouraging sign that Cleveland's quarterback has gotten his swagger back. Prior to bouncing back in the second quarter of Sunday's contest, Mayfield had thrown five interceptions in the previous three games, including a pick-6 on the opening drive of the Browns' 38-7 loss to the Steelers last week.
Asked about his more upbeat nature on Sunday, Mayfield said it was a point of emphasis for him to get back to basics.
"Throughout this week, I was reminded by some very key people and very important people in my life that I have the support of them no matter what," Mayfield said. "Keeping the faith and keeping the belief is extremely important. I've made it this far because of the people who have supported me along the way."