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Baker Mayfield named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

The NFL couldn’t ignore Baker Mayfield’s performance against the Bengals, rewarding him with AFC Offensive Player of the Week on Wednesday.

He went 22-for-28 for 297 yards, five touchdowns, an interception and a 135.6 passer rating in the 37-34 win over the Bengals on Sunday. The last touchdown was a 24-yard winner to Donovan Peoples-Jones with 11 seconds left.

Mayfield started 0-for-5 an interception on his first throw before completing a franchise-record 21 straight passes. The streak was stopped with a spike to kill the clock before the winner.

He threw a touchdown on each of the second-half possessions and became the first Browns player since Dave Mays in 1977 with three fourth-quarter TD passes.

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The five touchdown passes tied a Browns record and were the most since Derek Anderson’s handful in 2007.

Mayfield previously won the award in Week 16 of 2018. End Myles Garrett was AFC Defensive Player of the Week after the win over the Cowboys in Week 4 this year.

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Browns writer for The Chronicle-Telegram and The Medina Gazette. Proud graduate of Northwestern University. Husband and stepdad. Avid golfer who needs to hit the range to get down to a single-digit handicap. Right about Johnny Manziel, wrong about Brandon Weeden. Contact Scott at 440-329-7253, or email and follow him on and Twitter.

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