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Joe Schobert Color Rush Jersey , and for Josh Allen, Sam Darnold, Baker Mayfield and Josh Rosen, seven days made a big difference.A week after the four quarterbacks taken in the top 10 in this year’s draft all lost, the young passers rebounded, made big plays and went 4-0 on Sunday.It wasn’t always pretty. Mayfield was the only one of the four to throw for more than 200 yards, but his Cleveland Browns still scored just 12 points in 70 minutes of football in their overtime victory over the Baltimore Ravens. Mayfield, the No. 1 pick in the draft, went 25 of 43 for 342 yards with one touchdown and one interception.The other three completed 10 passes each.Darnold and Rosen completed less than 50 percent of their throws, although Darnold threw for three touchdowns in the New York Jets‘ 34-16 win over the Denver Broncos, including a 76-yarder to Robby Anderson.“Every single week https://www.brownsfanshop.com/Ricardo-Louis-Jersey , we can do that,” Darnold said. “I’m just really excited for next week.”Aside from the 1987 strike season with replacement players, there have only been three other seasons in which four or more rookie QBs have won in the same week — 1974, 2010 and 2012. It happened multiple times in 2012, including a week when five rookies were winners — Nick Foles, Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck, Brandon Weeden and Russell Wilson.Allen went 10 for 19 for 82 yards and an interception on Sunday as the Buffalo Bills outlasted the Tennessee Titans 13-12.Allen is now 2-2 as a starter, while Mayfield improved to 2-1 and Darnold to 2-3.And Rosen got his first win in his second career start since he took over for Sam Bradford, throwing a 75-yard touchdown pass to Christian Kirk on Arizona’s first play from scrimmage. He didn’t do much the rest of the way, going 10 of 25 for 170 yards David Njoku Jersey , but he avoided mistakes as the Cardinals beat the injury-riddled San Francisco 49ers 28-16.Rosen, the outspoken former UCLA player, was the last of the four rookies drafted, and he said the other teams made mistakes when they didn’t take him. He was also the last to make his debut this season. But the Cardinals’ starting job is his to lose now.Allen took over for the ineffective Nate Peterman in the Bills’ first game, a blowout loss to the Ravens, and has started ever since. Darnold opened the season as the starter but was on a three-game losing streak before the Jets came through on Sunday.Mayfield has been the splashiest thus far, bringing excitement to Cleveland that befits his status as the top pick. His only loss since taking over for Tyrod Taylor was a 45-42 overtime shootout at Oakland last week.“We have a team right now that is starting to believe in themselves, and rightfully so,” Mayfield said. “I take a lot of pride in the culture change and being positive, always moving forward and doing your job no matter what the situation is. That was big for us.” CLEVELAND (AP) — Freddie Kitchens hasn’t signed his contract as Browns coach. He’s working anyway.Kitchens has begun assembling his staff and will interview former Broncos coach Vance Joseph to be his defensive coordinator, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press on Thursday.Joseph Larry Ogunjobi Color Rush Jersey , who was recently fired after going 11-21 in two seasons with Denver, will visit Cleveland on Saturday, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the Browns have not confirmed their hiring of Kitchens as their 17th full-time coach.Kitchens agreed to a deal Wednesday and his agent has been meeting with the team to work out final details.The Browns still haven’t announced Kitchens as their coach and the team has not confirmed any other coaching changes. Kitchens is not keeping defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who went 5-3 as Cleveland’s interim coach, a person familiar with the decision told AP.Kitchens, who has never been a head coach at any level, was hired in part because of his success as Cleveland’s coordinator in the season’s second half along with his strong relationship with quarterback Baker Mayfield.But because he’s an offensive coach, defensive coordinator is a vital hire and the 46-year-old Joseph could be a perfect fit for the Browns.Joseph spent 11 years coaching defensive backs with San Francisco, Houston and Cincinnati before serving as Miami’s defensive coordinator in 2016. He interviewed for Arizona’s coordinator job Thursday with new coach Kliff Kingsbury. Joseph has also interviewed for Cincinnati’s coaching vacancy.Former Indianapolis coach Chuck Pagano is also reportedly on Kitchens’ radar as a potential defensive coordinator.Kitchens is expected to retain offensive play-calling duties after his strong eight-game stint as Cleveland’s coordinator. There have been several names linked to Cleveland’s opening, including former Tampa Bay offensive coordinator Todd Monken and former Detroit coordinator Jim Bob Cooter.Monken interviewed for the New York Jets’ job, which went to Andrew Gase. Under Monken http://www.brownsfanshop.com/Austin-Seibert-Jersey , Tampa Bay had the NFL’s top-ranked passing attack, averaging 320.3 yards per game, but was No. 29 in rushing.The 34-year-old Cooter spent three seasons with the Lions, but didn’t have his contract renewed after this season. Detroit went 6-10 while quarterback Matthew Stafford struggled.Cooter was a holdover from former coach Jim Caldwell’s staff, but his first season with Matt Patricia did not go well. The Lions dropped in scoring while Stafford had less than 4,000 yards passing for the first time since his injury-filled 2010 season.

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