Mayfield wins NFL Offensive Rookie of Month award for November performance

Browns rookie QB Baker Mayfield signals touchdown in Sunday's 35-20 win over Bengals in Cincinnati. USA Today photo.

He becomes first rookie in NFL history to record 140+ QB rating in consecutive games after snapping road losing streak

Browns rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for November, the NFL announced Thursday.

Mayfield, 23, led the Browns to a 2-1 record (.666), the club’s highest winning percentage in a month since October 2014. He completed 65 of 88 passes, 73.9 percent, for 771 yards with nine TDs, one interception and a 129.5 quarterback rating. He was also sacked just twice in the entire month. 

He became the first rookie in NFL history to record a 140+ passer rating in consecutive games (minimum 20 attempts), and also became the only rookie in NFL history with a 150+ passer rating (minimum 20 attempts) following a 151.2 rating in the Browns’ 28-16 win over the Falcons on Nov. 11.

While setting a Browns rookie record with four passing TDs in Sunday’s 35-20 win in Cincinnati, Mayfield led the Browns to their first road win since Oct. 11, 2015, snapping a streak of 25 consecutive road losses and helping the Browns win consecutive games for the first time since 2014.

Mayfield previously won the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week award in Weeks 3, 7 and 9 and is a finalist for that award again this week.

Browns cornerback Denzel Ward (AFC Special Teams Player of the Week in Week 5 and Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week in Weeks 1 and 5) and rookie tailback Nick Chubb (FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week in Week 10 and Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week in Weeks 4 and 10) also are finalists.

Mayfield joins retired left tackle Joe Thomas (November 2007) and quarterback Tim Couch (October 1999) as the only Browns players to win the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month award.

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