Falcons-Browns final score, highlights: Three-game win streak ends as Cleveland runs past Atlanta

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Cleveland Browns running back Duke Johnson scores an 11-yard touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

CLEVELAND -- Atlanta's three-game win streak was snapped in Cleveland, as the Falcons (4-5) lost to the Browns (3-6-1), 28-16.

The loss is certainly a disappointing one for a team that had dug itself out of a 1-4 start to the season and had built a lot of momentum heading into its final eight games. The Falcons are far from finished in the NFC, but their margin for error the rest of the way is now slimmer after they dropped their fifth game of the year.

Julio Jones reaches 10,000-yard milestone

In the second quarter, Jones gained his 10,000th career receiving yard on a 30-yard reception. Jones reached that milestone in his 104th game, which is faster than any other player in NFL history and breaks Calvin Johnson's previous record of reaching 10,000 yards in his 115th game.

Jones later scored his second touchdown of the season on a 1-yard reception to cap off the drive. The All-Pro receiver finished the game with seven catches for 107 yards and a touchdown.

Baker Mayfield gets off to a fast start

Baker Mayfield's first incompletion of the game did not come until just over 11 minutes remained in the third quarter. Mayfield completed his first 13 passes of the game for 175 yards and two touchdowns. After throwing his first incompletion, Mayfield rebounded by tossing an 11-yard touchdown pass to running back Duke Johnson.

Mayfield continued to play well for the remainder of the game, showcasing why he was the No. 1 overall pick in April's draft. Mayfield finished his outing completing 17 of his 20 passes for 216 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions as well as a 151.2 quarterback rating.

Browns' run game laps Falcons'

Atlanta was able to run the ball effectively in its win at Washington, but that was not the case on Sunday. The Falcons gained just 71 yards on the ground against the Browns and averaged only 3.7 yards per carry.

Cleveland, meanwhile, ran the ball very well against Atlanta's defense. The Browns, led by rookie Nick Chubb, gained 211 rushing yards and averaged 7.3 yards per carry.

Nick Chubb's 92-yard touchdown run breaks game open

Down 21-10, the Falcons had the Browns' offense pinned in the shadow of their own end zone and needed to make a stop to start cutting into Cleveland's lead. What happened next placed momentum firmly in the Browns' favor and put the Falcons up against the ropes.

Looking like the playmaker who devastated defenses while he was at Georgia, Nick Chubb broke off a 92-yard touchdown run, the longest in Cleveland Browns history. That touchdown gave Cleveland a 28-10 lead.

Chubb finished the game with 176 yards on 20 carries, an average of 8.8 yards per carry, and two total touchdowns.

For a more extensive recap of today's action, you can see our entire in-game live blog below.

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