Mayfield’s performance against Bengals earns NFL honor

CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 23:  Baker Mayfield #6 of the Cleveland Browns shows a pass in front of Nick Vigil #59 of the Cincinnati Bengals during the second half at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 23, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 23: Baker Mayfield #6 of the Cleveland Browns shows a pass in front of Nick Vigil #59 of the Cincinnati Bengals during the second half at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 23, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Credit: Jason Miller

Credit: Jason Miller

Rookie quarterback named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield is the AFC’s Offensive Player of the Week (games played Dec. 22-25), the NFL announced today.

Mayfield passed for 284 yards and three touchdowns on 27 of 37 passes (121.9 passer rating) in the Browns' 26-18 win over the Bengals on Sunday. It marked Cleveland's first season sweep of Cincinnati since 2002.

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His 24 touchdown passes this season rank him third all-time for an NFL rookie.

Mayfield, the No. 1 pick in the 2018 draft, has been voted NFL Rookie of the Week five times.

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