franchise record with a ninth straight win on Sunday , J.J. Watt was asked to reflect on how far the team has come in the past year."I was on the couch a year ago so this is a lot better," said Watt, who missed the last 11 games of Houston's 4-12 2017 season with a broken leg. "I was in a lot of pain. So it's good for us to be winning this is what it's supposed to feel like. Honestly this is how you dream it up."Deshaun Watson threw a touchdown pass and the Texans intercepted rookie Baker Mayfield three times, returning one for a score, to get the 29-13 victory over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday that extended the streak.The Texans (9-3), who opened the season 0-3, haven't lost since Sept. 23 to take a commanding lead atop the AFC South. While they appreciate what they've done to turn things around, they're quick to note that they still have plenty of work left to do."It means a lot especially from where we came from 0-3 but it's not the Super Bowl so we're still fighting," receiver DeAndre Hopkins said.Houston raced out to a 23-0 halftime lead and added two second-half field goals by Ka'imi Fairbairn to give him five on Sunday.Mayfield, the top overall pick in this year's draft, had his worst game of the season, throwing three interceptions for the first time since he was a freshman at Texas Tech in 2013. He entered the game having thrown nine touchdown passes with just one interception in the past three games as the Browns (4-7-1) won consecutive games for the first time since 2014.Mayfield lamented the mistakes he made in this one."(If) I would've taken care of the ball, this game would've been very close," he said.He finished with 397 yards passing and had a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter after throwing a career-best four in a win over the Bengals last week. Houston's fearsome pass rush, led by Watt and Jadeveon Clowney didn't sack Mayfield, but they hurried and harassed him for much of the day.His interceptions all came before halftime to help the Texans build the big early lead."He probably wasn't feeling too dangerous in the first half, but he was feeling a little more dangerous in the second half," Watt said.Houston was up 3-0 after an early field goal when Watson, who finished with 224 yards, connected with rookie Jordan Thomas on an 11-yard touchdown pass.聽Hopkins set up that score聽when he made a 24-yard reception after T.J. Carrie grabbed his dreadlocks in an attempt to slow him down two plays earlier.Zach Cunningham made it 17-0聽when he grabbed his first career interception and ran 38 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. Officials first ruled him down at the 1, but the play was reviewed and changed to a touchdown.Kareem Jackson was called for a 47-yard pass interference penalty on Cleveland's next drive to put the Browns at their 20. But Mayfield threw another interception two plays later and it was returned 18 yards by Johnathan Joseph.Houston added another field goal to make it 20-0 with about three minutes left in the second quarter.Mayfield's third interception came late in the second quarter when Andre Hal grabbed the ball in the end zone.Lamar Miller had 103 yards rushing for his second straight 100-yard game and fourth of the season and Hopkins had seven receptions for 91 yards.Cleveland continued to struggle in late-season games, and the Browns fell to 9-39 in December and January games since 2008.Nick Chubb got the Browns on the board in the third quarter when his 2-yard TD run cut the lead to 23-7 with about 9陆 minutes left. Rashard Higgins had a 17-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter, but the 2-point conversion failed to leave the Browns down 29-13.Houston added another field goal after that before a mistake-filled possession by the Browns. First Mayfield threw what looked to be a 76-yard touchdown pass to rookie Antonio Callaway, but it was brought back because of a holding penalty by left tackle Greg Robinson.Two plays later Britton Colquitt Jersey , Mayfield connected with Callaway again and he gained 71 yards before rookie聽Justin Reid chased him down from behind聽and knocked the ball out of his hands just before he would have scored. It bounced into the end zone where it was recovered by the Texans."It was just trying to make something happen," Reid said. "I didn't want him to score so just make a play on the ball and see if it would come out. Good thing for us it did."INJURIESCleveland cornerback Denzel Ward left in the first half with a concussion. Browns defensive lineman Larry Ogunjobi injured his biceps in the second quarter and didn't return. Joseph didn't return after injuring his neck in the second quarter. LB Brennan Scarlett injured his leg and didn't return. Houston offensive tackle Kendall Lamm left in the second half with a concussion.REMEMBERING PRESIDENT BUSHThe Texans observed a moment of silence before the game for former President George H.W. Bush, who died on Friday night in Houston at 94. Bush was a frequent visitor to Houston's games and had participated in the coin toss at several contests. During the moment of silence pictures of Bush at various games were shown on the video screens flanked by huge 41's made out of a collage of pictures as a further tribute to the nation's 41st president.UP NEXTBrowns: Host the Panthers next Sunday.Texans: Host the Colts next Sunday. BEREA, Ohio (AP) Baker Mayfield dragged more than a Heisman Trophy with him into the NFL. There was other baggage, including a well-earned reputation as being cocky, fiery, brash and over-the-top.He hasnt changed much.And thats what the Browns love about their rookie starting quarterback, who didnt need long to firmly plant his own flag in Cleveland.He walk it, receiver Jarvis Landry said, like he talk it.As Mayfield prepares to make his first pro start in a few days at Oakland, his confidence isnt the only thing impressing teammates eager to see if the No. 1 overall pick can build upon his sensational debut last week against the New York Jets a stunning performance that prompted coach Hue Jackson to switch QBs.While he is on the verge of his first visit to play in front of the Raiders notoriously rowdy Black Hole, Mayfield is showing no fear or signs of complacency.The 23-year-old did not speak to reporters on Wednesday and the only time he was seen in Clevelands locker room was to grab the playbook out of his locker.Hes been real focused, said left guard Joel Bitonio, one of the teams captains. Hes taken the lead in a few meetings just because thats what the starting quarterback does.Sooner than the Browns or anyone expected, Mayfield has risen on the depth chart and vaulted from high-profile backup and future QB to the present one.And while it may have happened quickly, Mayfield has shown since the moment the Browns (1-1-1) selected him hed be prepared for this moment.Hes worked hard, shown humility and remained supportive of Tyrod Taylor, who remains in protocol with a concussion that hastened his benching.Before he was drafted, Mayfield drew comparisons to Johnny Manziel, another Heisman winner who busted for the Browns. The Mayfield-Manziel similarities though, seem to start and stop at their height.You hear people say, Oh, hes Johnny or hes this or hes that, but since Ive known him hes been a great guy Tyrod Taylor Jersey , Bitonio said. Hes been in the building. Hes a confident guy. I think people see that as a little bit of cockiness, but hes just confident in what he does and he understands you put in the work and hes ready to compete and hes ready to play.And thats all you want in a quarterback.But with Mayfield, theres a little more.It wasnt long after replacing Taylor during Thursdays nationally televised game when Mayfield started talking trash to the Jets defensive linemen. That may have surprised a few of his new teammates, but its nothing new for Mayfield, whose on-the-field antics in college didnt stop at choice words.Mayfield loved to antagonize opponents, whether it was telling Kansas fans to stick to basketball or celebrating a victory at Ohio State by spiking an Oklahoma flag into the turf.I followed all that stuff, and again, its that Walk it, Talk it,' Landry said. He definitely has that attitude and charisma, and that is contagious.It remains to be seen how much of Mayfields personality rubs off on his teammates. But Raiders coach Jon Gruden believes a quarterbacks nature can mean as much as arm strength or mobility.Those are the intangibles that you look for that are hard to find, Gruden said on a conference call. Do they like the pressure? Do they like the big moment? Some guys come alive, some guys dont. Some guys can bring out the best in their teammates. Some guys struggle to do that.But Mayfield has the magic about him. He has the charisma about him that really allows everybody on that team, defensively included to play at a higher level. They know if we can get the ball back to this kid, something goods going to happen.Gruden grew up in Ohio rooting for the Browns, and hes well aware of the teams two-decades-old search to find a quarterback.With Mayfield, the hunt may be over.What they have not had is a front-line starter that really can make all of the plays, Gruden said.I think Mayfield, if you draw a line under that name, he is the man. He is the story that I think right now is going to become bigger and bigger in Cleveland this year.NOTES: DE Emmanuel Ogbah (ankle) returned to practice and is expected to play after missing the past two games. Sundays game will be a homecoming of sorts for Jackson, who spent one season as Oaklands coach. Hell also be reunited with Gruden as they spent a season coaching together at Pacific. He taught me football, Jackson said. We used to argue every day. I was a wishbone quarterback at the time. Ive always given Jon credit for where I am today. He helped mold me and shape me into the coach I am a little bit.