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Browns' Baker Mayfield denies staring down Bengals' Hue Jackson despite video evidence

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It seems as though there's no love lost between Baker Mayfield and his former head coach at the Cleveland Browns, Hue Jackson.

The Browns managed to defeat the Cincinnati Bengals 26-18 thanks to a fantastic three-touchdown performance by their quarterback. The Browns also swept the Bengals for the first time since 2002.

Of course, this was also the second meeting between Mayfield and Jackson after the latter had been fired by the Browns as head coach in October and later went on to join the Bengals coaching staff.

No love was lost during their first meeting when the Browns and Bengals faced each other back in late November when the pair had a tense postgame exchange, and no love was lost this time around either.

During the game, the Browns quarterback stared down the Bengals special assistant for what felt like an eternity as he made his way down the visitor's sideline.

However, when speaking to the media after the clash had finished, Mayfield denied the intense moment ever occurring despite the video evidence.

He said to ESPN's Pat McManamon: "No idea what you're talking about."

When he was told about the video evidence and the images on social media, Mayfield replied: "That's all right. We won. David didn't score on that play."

Mayfield ended up throwing for 284 yards and three touchdowns, helping the Browns win for the fifth time in six games to improve to a 7-7-1 record on the season, and 5-2 since interim coach Gregg Williams took over for Jackson.

Baker Mayfield has denied staring down former Browns coach Hue Jackson

The Bengals slumped to 6-9 with the loss on Sunday, they have been struggling ever since they lost both their quarterback Andy Dalton and wide receiver AJ Green for the season due to injuries.

Mayfield has now thrown for 24 touchdowns this season, which is the third most in NFL history by a rookie and just two shy of the record shared by Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson.

Next week, the Bengals will travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers, while the Browns will be in Baltimore to take on the Ravens.

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Baker Mayfield
Hue Jackson
Cleveland Browns
Cincinnati Bengals
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