Baker Mayfield: Would have loved bragging rights, but we didn’t finish

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There were no shortage of swings during Sunday’s game between the Browns and Panthers in Charlotte and the last one left Baker Mayfield and his new teammates on the wrong side of a 26-24 final score.

Browns kicker Cade York hit a 58-yard field goal in the final seconds to lift the Browns to a win after they blew a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter. Mayfield ran for one touchdown, hit Robbie Anderson for a 75-yard score and drove for a go-ahead field while rallying his new team against his former one, but the result was still a loss when all was said and done.

After the game, Mayfield reflected on how it felt playing against the team that made him the first overall pick in 2018.

“It’s always good to see familiar faces,” Mayfield said, via Anthony Rizzuti of USAToday.com. “Emotional? I wouldn’t get too much into that. It was good to see some people. Obviously, disappointed with the way things finished. Would’ve loved to have the bragging rights against those guys. But we didn’t finish.”

Mayfield won’t get another chance to face the Browns this year unless both teams make it to the Super Bowl, so there will have to be other motivations for the team to find their way to the winning side of things in the weeks to come.

21 responses to “Baker Mayfield: Would have loved bragging rights, but we didn’t finish

  1. It was fun watching Baker be exactly like the Baker we all know. He is who we thought he is. Tons of batted down passes, INT with a wide open receiver and 1 or 2 big plays to wide open receivers. He doesn’t throw anyone open. He doesn’t make enough routine plays and but for the Browns D going to sleep he doesn’t do much.

  2. mojo5757 says:
    September 11, 2022 at 6:20 pm
    It was fun watching Baker be exactly like the Baker we all know. He is who we thought he is. Tons of batted down passes, INT with a wide open receiver and 1 or 2 big plays to wide open receivers. He doesn’t throw anyone open. He doesn’t make enough routine plays and but for the Browns D going to sleep he doesn’t do much.
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    Exactly. Hate to say it Panthers fans but this was the Baker you’ll get when when he wanted it the most. He shows flashes but needs the defense carry him in nearly every game. I really like Baker but if you’re looking for a deep playoff run, Bakers not gonna get you there. These are facts.

  3. Baker’s pick was the difference in this game. Take away that pick that the Browns cashed in for a TD, the Panthers win. To Baker’s credit he did rally his team back and put them in a position to win the game.

  4. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    September 11, 2022 at 7:04 pm
    Baker’s pick was the difference in this game. Take away that pick that the Browns cashed in for a TD, the Panthers win. To Baker’s credit he did rally his team back and put them in a position to win the game.
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    If the Browns scored less than the Panthers, then the Panthers win. Is this what you’re trying to say?

  5. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    September 11, 2022 at 7:04 pm
    Baker’s pick was the difference in this game. Take away that pick that the Browns cashed in for a TD, the Panthers win. To Baker’s credit he did rally his team back and put them in a position to win the game.
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    The difference in the game was a 58 yard field goal made by a rookie kicker. Take away the pick and the Panthers win? Would that be the same as saying take away a 4th down stop that caused the Browns to settle for a FG prior in the game that they could’ve had a TD?

  6. There’s no doubt the Browns, being the Browns under Haslam, have screwed the pooch in the way they handled Mayfield, who was the best QB they’ve had in over 20 years. That said, can you imagine how insufferable, Baker would have been had his team won? He would have pranced and strutted all over the field and barked like a dawg on the 50 yard line

  7. What was the problem with Mayfield and his center with the Panthers??? He was playing more like Curtis Mayfield????

  8. 5-6 balls batted at the line of scrimmage……4 fumbles…..1 INT…..a TD on a blown coverage…..same old Baker…..just enough to lose and just enough to make the fans come back the next week with hope……decent QB who will break your heart more than not.

  9. Glad this game is in the books and finally behind us. No ill will towards Baker and I wish him all the best for the rest of the season, especially against the other AFCN teams!

    – Browns fan

  10. They never started let alone finished. Had it not been for dumb Cleveland penalties and Christian McCaffery bailing Baker out after one of many fumbles the final score wouldn’t have been as close as it was because the game was very one sided. Baker without that top 3 O-line of Clevelands is clearly not going to be very pretty. If Mccaffrey goes down again good chance the Panthers don’t score another offensive point. BTW, Kevin Stefanski is now 3-1 in games where Baker isn’t the starter and the one loss was by 3 points with their 3rd stringer. Can we stop with the narrative that Baker “lead the Browns to the playoffs?” They barely had a passing game today and put up 26.

  11. The difference in this game had nothing to do with Baker. Poor defense, mediocre play calling, two egregious non-penalties, a mismatch offensive line. Honestly, I thought Carolina did better than I expected. But the Browns are no where near as good as people seem to think, and will get clobbered by better teams in the AFCN.

  12. If CAR had a fan base, the terrible calls would be a big lead on all the NFL sites. The Refs handed CLE the win and ruined the ending of the game. And I’m a KC fan, so I didn’t have a dog in this fight. But every time I hear an analyst say the NFL doesn’t like CLE, it seems like all evidence is to the contrary, whether it be the refs or the league in handing down a generous suspension to Watson.

  13. One more loss that goes to the firing of Matt Rhule as Head Coach and it can’t come soon enough for fed up Panthers fans.

  14. unleashed3581 says:
    September 11, 2022 at 9:29 pm
    Glad this game is in the books and finally behind us. No ill will towards Baker and I wish him all the best for the rest of the season, especially against the other AFCN teams!

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    I second that emotion.

  15. Remember when they said that Baker was going to absolutely shred the Browns? LMAO. As a Brown’s fan, I’ve watched him from the very first snap to the last in Cleveland. HE AIN’T IT. Now y’all see why we moved on from him? And oh yeah, not going to miss those batted down passes at the LOS.

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