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The Cleveland Browns spent their bye week trying to improve a passing offense that has struggled through the bulk of the 2021 season. And if the first quarter of their Week 14 matchup with the Baltimore Ravens was any indication, it appears those adjustments have paid off.
Getting the ball back with a 3-0 lead on his team's third offensive possession of the game, quarterback Baker Mayfield helped engineer an eight-play, 66-yard drive, which culminated with a 9-yard touchdown pass to Jarvis Landry to push the Browns' lead to 10-0. Landry's touchdown catch marked his first of the 2021 season and the first by a Cleveland wide receiver since Cleveland's win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Nov. 7.
In the first quarter against the Ravens, Mayfield completed nine of his 11 pass attempts for 76 yards. Aside from the touchdown pass to Landry, the highlight of the drive came when Mayfield converted a third and four from Cleveland's own 40-yard line by finding wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones for a 35-yard gain.
Laying claim to a 6-6 record with five games remaining in the regular season, the Browns desperately need a win against 8-4 Baltimore in order to keep pace in the AFC playoff picture. Cleveland's hopes of winning the game appeared to increase on the ensuing possession after Ravens star quarterback Lamar Jackson left the game after suffering an apparent ankle injury.
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