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Cleveland Browns finally end 635-day winless run with victory over New York Jets

Cleveland Browns finally end 635-day winless run with victory over New York Jets

Cleveland Browns players celebrate with fans after a first win in 21 monthsBarack Obama was president of the United States when the Cleveland Browns last won a game. No wonder the end of their run was celebrated in style.After 635 days and 19 matches without a victory, the Browns finally triumphed - coming from 14 points behind to beat the New York Jets 21-17.And delighted fans helped themselves to free beer after the long-awaited win.
Rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield, the top overall pick in the NFL entry draft, helped inspire the comeback.
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Baker Mayfield celebrates after a remarkable NFL debutMayfield came into the game late in the first half to replace a concussed Tyrod Taylor and completed 17 passes for 201 yards as the Browns fought back from 14-0 down."I feel good. We finally put the pieces together," said Mayfield. "We had a couple things the last few weeks that cost us some games but you got to fight through the adversity."The Browns, who drew their opening match of the season before a narrow defeat in their second game, got two goal-line touchdowns from running back Carlos Hyde.Fans in at least 10 bars across Ohio were treated to free beers after the famous success at Cleveland's FirstEnergy Stadium.It was part of a promotion where fridges, each containing at least 200 cans of Bud Light, would be unlocked by a master control should the Browns win.
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Local police joined in the celebratory mood after the famous win...
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Before a word of warning to fans not to get too carried away
The Browns in numbers
Their last victory came on Christmas Eve 2016 - a 20-17 win over the San Diego Chargers
That triumph 21 months ago ended a 17-game winless run
Cleveland lost all 16 matches last season
Victory over the New York Jets was just their second win in 38 games
The Browns have not won a championship since 1964 and have never been to the Super Bowl
What a difference a few days make...
Earlier this week, the Browns' plight was highlighted by BBC NFL pundit Osi Umenyiora, who analysed the host of glorious opportunities they spurned in Sunday's 21-18 loss to the New Orleans Saints.Four days later, however, they suffered no such jitters.
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Cleveland Browns get panned after four missed kicks
Reaction to victory on social media
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NBA superstar LeBron James posted to his 41 million Twitter followers
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Fans could barely believe their eyes as the Browns went ahead
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Sports journalists were doing a double take as they reported on a Browns win
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