There was plenty of doubt surrounding Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield coming into the 2020 season.
The 25-year-old was coming off an awful 2019 campaign and had high expectations with a stacked Browns roster.
It’s safe to say that Mayfield has done more than asked of him this season.
In Week 15, Mayfield helped the Browns improve to 10-4 on the season with a win over the New York Giants.
Mayfield looked excellent during their primetime matchup with the Giants and he actually put himself in the record books.
Mayfield Setting Records
The Browns needed to play well in Week 15 following a tough loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
Mayfield stepped up to the plate and delivered two touchdowns and nearly 300 passing yards in the win over the Giants.
During the first half, Mayfield was seemingly perfect and put himself in elite company.
Mayfield accompanied Aaron Rodgers as the only NFL quarterback to have a passer rating exceeding 135.0 at the half at least four times.
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Anytime you’re in the same company as Aaron Rodgers, I’d say that’s a good thing. #Browns pic.twitter.com/pPZwsCM33n
— Kyle Kelly (@ByKyleKelly) December 21, 2020
After the game, Mayfield credited his great performance to the hard work of his teammates.
“Our protection continues to be great and these guys continue to make plays for us. That’s why thee confidence is so high. I don’t have to do anything else. It’s these guys doing their job,” said Mayfield.
The passer rating wasn’t the only history that Mayfield made during their Week 15 victory.
He also made Browns history with the third-highest game completion percentage.
Mayfield completed 27 of 32 passing attempts in their 20-6 victory over the Giants.
Baker Mayfield now has the 2nd- and 3rd-best single-game completion percentages (min. 15 attempts) in Browns history.
Nov. 11, 2018 vs. Falcons – 85% (17-20)
Tonight: 84.3 (27-32)
Vinny Testaverde holds the record (91.3%)
— Andrew Gribble (@Andrew_Gribble) December 21, 2020
Head coach Kevin Stefanski mentioned after the game that he was impressed with the way that Mayfield performed.
“I thought Baker was outstanding tonight. He was dialed in,” Stefanski said. “It’s what I expect from him. It’s what he expects from himself.”
Mayfield continues to look sharp and just about every defense is having trouble slowing him down right now.
Mayfield Continues To Shine
Coming into Sunday’s game, the Giants had the seventh-ranked pass defense over the last three games.
However, that didn’t matter as Mayfield carved up their secondary without any issues.
Since Week 10, Mayfield has 1,568 passing yards, 10 touchdowns, and one interception in six games.
The Browns only loss in that time frame was their one-score loss in the shootout battle with the Ravens.
It’s quite impressive what Mayfield is doing on the field right now.
This Browns team could very well make some noise in the playoffs, assuming Mayfield continues to perform at this level.
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