Thursday Night Football: Baker Mayfield enters on second drive, leads Rams to field goal

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Baker Mayfield has entered the game — and led the Rams to a scoring drive.

Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson hit a 52-yard field goal to put the Raiders up 10-0. And then Mayfield came in for Los Angeles’ second possession.

Mayfield’s first throw was a well-timed ball to Van Jefferson for a 21-yard gain down the right side.

On the next play, he scrambled for a 6-yard gain off a play-action bootleg.

The drive stalled after a short run by Cam Akers and a deep incompletion to Tutu Atwell on third-and-2. But Matt Gay hit a 55-yard field goal to get the Rams on the board, down 10-3.

All things considered, it was a fairly impressive first drive in a Rams uniform for Mayfield, who was just claimed off waivers on Tuesday.

16 responses to “Thursday Night Football: Baker Mayfield enters on second drive, leads Rams to field goal

  1. Many people are saying that Baker Mayfield is the first real quarterback the Rams have had since Bob Waterfield and Norm Van Brocklin.

  2. Derek Carr is a terrible QB. The running game is covering up how awful he really is.

  3. Drives stalling and having to attempt long field goals is pretty much on point with Baker at QB.

  4. It’s only been 2 drives for Mayfield but without that Akers fumble at the Rams 10 it could be a 13-10 game right now

  5. Unless the Texans are intentionally tanking, why didn’t they claim Mayfield? He may not be a franchise QB but he’s a significant upgrade over what they have.

  6. First ballot HOF QB Russell Wilson would have led them to 10 points on that first drive.

    Just saying.

  7. bozobiden says:
    December 8, 2022 at 9:17 pm
    Baker is a competitor, and that’s what the softies don’t like about him

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    Fans of the Brown and Panthers didn’t like that he was terrible. But he made it through a half without fumbling so McVay must really be a genius.

  8. winninaintsinnin says:
    December 8, 2022 at 10:12 pm
    First ballot HOF QB Russell Wilson would have led them to 10 points on that first drive.

    Just saying.

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    I may never stop laughing. Lol.

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