What went right: Baker Mayfield improved to 6-6 as a Browns starter and completed 27-of-37 passes (73 percent) for 284 yards and three touchdowns with a rating of 121.9. He's the first Browns quarterback to throw for at least one TD in 12 consecutive starts since Bernie Kosar had a 12-game streak in 1987. His 64.6 completion percentage this season is second in franchise history behind Otto Graham's 64.7 in 1953. He completed 15 consecutive passes against the Bengals, tying the third-longest streak in team history.

What went wrong: The Browns had a punt blocked, and the Bengals recovered at Cleveland's 23-yard line with 3:53 left in the fourth quarter. Three plays later, quarterback Jeff Driskel connected with wide receivers John Ross for a 3-yard TD and Cody Core for a 2-point conversion to cut the Bengals' deficit to eight points with 2:56 left.

Bottom line: FirstEnergy Stadium is no longer a ghost town in December.

— Nate Ulrich