Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield had lots to have a good time throughout his workforce’s win vs. the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
CLEVELAND — Statistically, Baker Mayfield performed a fair-to-middling sport on Sunday, finishing 12 of his 22 move makes an attempt for 204 yards, no touchdowns, no interceptions and one landing within the Cleveland Browns’ 22-17 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
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But regardless of his mundane statistical output, you’d have been hard-pressed to search out anybody having extra enjoyable at FirstEnergy Stadium than Mayfield, who celebrated one other huge day by Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt tougher than the working backs themselves did.
“We’ve got the very best backfield within the league. There isn’t a query. These guys are prime 5 backs every, and there’s something particular,” Mayfield stated. “We’ve got nice guys up entrance and our tight ends are concerned in that run sport, however these two guys are extraordinarily particular.
“I get extra excited when Nick and Kareem make nice performs than after I do exactly to be fairly trustworthy with you guys. I like watching these guys run. I’m very completely happy to have them on our workforce. No matter it takes to win, I don’t care if that’s handing the ball off each single time. We’re completely happy to go 1-Zero every week. We’ve got two nice backs.”
Mayfield’s enjoyable prolonged to his postgame press convention, the place he quoted Snoop Dogg to explain the efficiency of the Browns protection, which was with out its finest participant, Myles Garrett, on Sunday.
“After they knew that Myles was out, they knew they needed to get funky on the sphere, and identical to an outdated batch of collard greens,” in a nod to Snoop Dogg’s verse in ‘Nuthin’ however a “G” Thang.’ “They only performed effectively collectively.”
The classic popular culture references did not cease there. Requested to explain Hunt’s hurdle on a 5-yard landing run within the fourth quarter, the No. 1 decide of the 2018 NFL Draft paid homage to a Nintendo basic.
“It was like he by no means stops going up,” Mayfield stated. “I imply he jumped and simply stored levitating. It is sort of a Tremendous Mario double-bounce. I have no idea.”
As they are saying, to the victor goes the spoils. And based mostly on Mayfield’s conduct throughout and after the sport on Sunday, it wasn’t troublesome to inform whether or not or not he performed for the profitable workforce.