Browns Quick Hits

What went right: Rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield kept his hot streak alive. His four touchdown passes set a Browns rookie record. He has thrown multiple TD passes in each of his past five starts, becoming the first Browns rookie to accomplish the feat and the first Browns player to do it since Vinny Testaverde (1994-95). With 17 touchdown passes this season, Mayfield passed Tim Couch (15) for most by a Browns rookie since the team entered the NFL. Mayfield is also the first Browns player to throw at least seven touchdown passes without an interception in consecutive NFL games.

What went wrong: The Browns were lulled into a false sense of security after going ahead 35-7 with 12:56 left in the third quarter and allowed Bengals backup quarterback Jeff Driskel to make things interesting with a 28-yard TD pass to wide receiver Tyler Boyd with 4:56 left in the third quarter and a 2-yard rushing touchdown with 7:57 remaining in the fourth quarter. The Bengals threatened to make it a one-score game late in the fourth quarter but had a turnover on downs on each of their final two possessions.

The bottom line: Free safety Damarious Randall described the state of the Browns best when he said, "This team is very scary right now."

— Nate Ulrich