Baker Mayfield will pass for 300 yards and throw for three touchdowns
Baker Mayfield has a 2-4 record in his career against the Baltimore Ravens. In the last great battle, between these two divisional rivals back in December of 2020, the Browns lost in an instant classic. Both teams were playing very well with their offenses moving at will and it would be the last team with the ball that would win the game.
Unfortunately, Cleveland didn’t have the ball last and lost.
One thing you’ll notice, when you look back at all six games Mayfield has played in against Baltimore in the past, is that he’s thrown the ball — a lot. He’s thrown the ball no fewer than 30 times in each contest.
Last year Mayfield threw the ball 39 and 47 times in their two meetings. It goes against the winning formula for the Browns, who should have a more balanced offensive attack using the run game as much as the pass if they want to win.
With that though, Mayfield has gotten over the 300-yard mark four times against the Ravens. He threw three touchdowns in the good battle back in 2018 when they lost a heartbreaker 26-24 to the Ravens.
Mayfield has had only two games this season where he has thrown for over 300 yards. He threw for 321 yards in the Kansas City Chiefs game and 305 yards in the Los Angeles Chargers game.
After two subpar performances in the last two weeks, he’s thrown for less than 200 yards and only one touchdown in each game, I get that sense that Mayfield will be primed for a big game on a national stage Sunday. Plus, the Ravens defensive secondary is not very good and give up big yardage on pass attempts. We will discuss that topic in more detail in a moment.