2. November 11th, 2018. Atlanta Falcons @ Cleveland Browns, Browns win 28-16.
To continue on with a common theme of the games previously mentioned, Baker Mayfield played with elite efficiency in this game. Against a below-average Atlanta Falcons defense, who ranked 25th in the league that season, allowing 26.4 points per game, Baker had an absolute field day. Mayfield is at his best when he isn’t forced to throw the ball 40 times a game. The Browns would only throw 20 passes this game, and he made the most out of each one.
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On his 20 passing attempts, Mayfield completed 17 of them, an amazing 85 percent, netting 216 yards and three touchdowns. This was partnered with an absolutely monster game by Nick Chubb who had 209 total yards and two touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving.
This was yet another game, like the Panthers game, where the Browns were at a severe disadvantage for offensive snaps. The Browns only got to touch the ball 53 times, while the Falcons got the ball for 75 snaps. However, Baker Mayfield and company took advantage of each drive they got, maximizing their touches.
Mayfield’s first touchdown was one of the best throws I’ve seen an NFL quarterback make over the past two seasons. It was a 28-yard completion on the run to Rashard Higgins, and there are probably not 10 other quarterbacks in the NFL who could make that throw. You can watch it by clicking here. The next two would be a 13-yard touchdown pass to Nick Chubb near the end of the first half and an 11-yard touchdown pass to Duke Johnson at the start of the third quarter.