Baker Mayfield, Browns Appear to Troll JuJu Smith-Schuster After Win vs Steelers

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJanuary 11, 2021

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) celebrates as he walks off the field following a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in an NFL wild-card playoff football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
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After JuJu Smith-Schuster provided the bulletin board material Thursday, the Cleveland Browns were happy to remind him of it after their 48-37 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Wild Card game Sunday night.

"I think they're still the same Browns teams I play every year," the Steelers wideout told reporters leading up to the game. "I think they're nameless gray faces. They have a couple good players on their team, but at the end of the day, I don't know. The Browns is the Browns."

Baker Mayfield threw that last sentence back at Smith-Schuster following Cleveland's victory:

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

“The Browns is the Browns!” Baker kept receipts 😂 @brgridiron (via @Tall_inc) https://t.co/sbJ0zdrwnf

Several Browns players poked fun at Smith-Schuster's TikTok dance on the sidelines, in the locker room and on social media:

B/R Gridiron @brgridiron

Even Jarvis had to break out the “Corvette Corvette” dance 🤣 (via @CALLME_WOOD) https://t.co/LXYtVw7ycw

Jarvis Juice Landry @God_Son80


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Browns living it up on the sideline 😂 @Browns https://t.co/ARSSRobQoG

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The Browns are having a blast in the locker room 🔊 (via @Kareemhunt7) https://t.co/akqCQfuaEU

This season marked Cleveland's first postseason appearance since 2002. The franchise's last playoff win before Sunday was on Jan. 1, 1995, when Bill Belichick led the team to a 20-13 victory over Bill Parcells and the New England Patriots.

In addition to nearly two decades of franchise misery, the Browns had to play this game without head coach Kevin Stefanski and guard Joel Bitonio, the longest-tenured member of the team who endured the 0-16 season in 2017.

The Browns have every reason to celebrate this win. They lost their previous 17 games to the Steelers at Heinz Field dating back to 2003.