In 58 profession video games coming into Saturday’s matchup with the Packers, Baker Mayfield had by no means thrown greater than three interceptions in a sport. The identical can now not be mentioned after a 24-22 Christmas Day defeat.
Mayfield threw three interceptions in the primary half and a fourth on a doubtlessly game-winning drive in the ultimate minute, as Cleveland absorbed its fourth loss in its final six video games. Afterwards, the previous No. 1 total decide provided a frank evaluation of his play.
“It is irritating. I believed our protection performed nice, our ability guys performed properly. Offensive line, identical factor, the backs have been clearly operating their tails off,” Mayfield mentioned, per ESPN’s Jake Trotter. “That’s why it’s irritating for me. I damage this crew. There’s no excuse.”
Mayfield completed the sport with 21 completions on 36 makes an attempt for 222 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions. All four of his interceptions got here on throws 10 or extra yards down subject. For the sport, Mayfield accomplished simply two of 10 such makes an attempt, per ESPN Stats & Info.
Defensive finish Myles Garrett tried to take among the blame off Mayfield after the sport, saying of his quarterback, per Trotter: “He is made some nice performs, he’s made some not-so nice performs. So have all of us.”
The sport was simply Mayfield’s second of the season with a number of interceptions, with the loss dropping the Browns to 7–8 on the yr. Cleveland will look to get again to .500 with a Week 17 highway journey to Pittsburgh on Monday evening.
Extra NFL Protection:
For extra information on the Cleveland Browns, head over to Browns Digest.