Cleveland Browns key to winning No. 2: Baker Mayfield
Baker Mayfield has been very good this year. Coming into last week’s game he was 40 for 49 in passing for a completion rate of nearly 82 percent.
That percentage took a hit this past Sunday against the Bears as he finished 19 for 31 so that percentage dropped a bit to around 73 percent. Even though he gets criticized by media personalities routinely, Mayfield just produces week after week and has helped bring this Browns team back up to respectability and now contending for a Super Bowl.
The Vikings are a prime customer for Mayfield and his teammates on the offensive side of the ball to have another big game. The Vikings’ secondary has already given up 871 yards in the passing game which is some of the most passing yards given up in the league. If Mayfield continues to manage the game and distribute his passes in a balanced way by hitting tight ends, running backs, and his talented receiving corp, then we’re in for another great show by Mayfield.
In all three games so far this season, Mayfield just seems more relaxed in general and when he’s playing the games he looks more in control and is making better decisions. With wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. back on the field the chemistry between the two, which has been discussed endlessly, seems to be in a good place. Beckham hauled in five passes for 77 yards in the win against the Bears and looked to be in stride with Mayfield.