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Watch: Browns' Baker Mayfield finds David Njoku for 3rd TD pass vs. Bengals

Baker Mayfield gave the Cleveland Browns' a 24-20 lead over the Cincinnati Bengals with a fourth quarter touchdown pass to David Njoku.

According to the NFL, Sunday, Oct. 25 2020 marks "National Tight End Day."

Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns have celebrated accordingly.

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While Mayfield's day against the Cincinnati Bengals got off to a slow start as he threw an interception on the Browns' opening offensive drive for the second time in as many weeks, he soon found his footing, completing 15 consecutive passes. Of those 15 completions, three were touchdowns -- all to tight ends -- with Harrison Bryant catching the first two and David Njoku hauling in a 16-yard score in the fourth quarter to give Cleveland a 24-21 lead.

Mayfield's three touchdowns helped the No. 1 pick of the 2018 NFL Draft bounce back from not only a sluggish start on Sunday, but a three-week slump that dates back to the second half of the Browns' Week 5 win over the Indianapolis Colts. After throwing two interceptions in the second half vs. Indianapolis, Mayfield was picked off twice in a 38-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, including a pick-6 interception thrown to safety Minkah Fitzpatrick on Cleveland's opening offensive drive.

Following the Browns' first drive vs. the Bengals, it looked like Mayfield was headed for more of the same, as he negated an interception by Cleveland linebacker B.J. Goodson by throwing an interception of his own to Cincinnati cornerback Darius Phillips, Fortunately for the Browns, their starting quarterback bounced back.

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