“First, it sucks. No phrases,” Mayfield told reporters after the sport. “I might be mendacity to say that I used to be not beating myself up about it. To enter halftime and see him, and I advised him I like him, and he mentioned, ‘Go be nice.’ That was what he left me with to open up the second half. That was one thing I continued to recollect all through the second half.”
Mayfield mentioned he thought he’d have an opportunity to get the ball to Beckham in one-on-one protection.
“I didn’t try this and left it quick and inside,” Mayfield mentioned. “I’m in all probability going to beat myself up about that one for a very long time. He’s a man who fights for this group, and in doing that, he bought damage. Prayers and hopes for the very best. That one sucks. Simply needed to refocus and discover completions.”
Beckham had caught 23 passes for 319 yards and three touchdowns this season for the 5-2 Browns. He had three carries for 72 yards and a landing and accomplished his solely go try for 18 yards. In his absence, Landry, Rashard Higgins and Donovan Peoples-Jones shall be anticipated to step up, as they did Sunday.
“They’ll make performs. They’ve proven that,” defensive finish Myles Garrett mentioned. “DPJ has proven that. Higgins has proven that through the years. It’s simply getting that highlight on them, and so they had been prepared for it. They’ve gotten these moments already in apply, and it’s nearly bringing that to the sphere. All of us had been witness to that.”
Nonetheless, Beckman is a key a part of the Browns’ offense.
“He takes the tops off defenses,” offensive lineman Joel Bitonio mentioned. “He empties containers for us. He makes large performs. Any time you miss a participant like that, it’s robust. He’s sort of an emotional man, too, so he brings some power in that sense and so that you lose that. Credit score to the blokes -— Higgins, DPJ — all of them stepped up and made some large performs. [Tight end] Harrison Bryant and these younger guys had been balling out. It was very cool to see.”