Mayfield completed 17 of 20 passes for 216 yards and three touchdowns while rushing six times for 20 yards in Sunday's 28-16 win over the Falcons. Mayfield connected on all 12 of his first-half passing attempts. Those included a terrific throw despite getting flushed out of the pocket for a 28-yard touchdown to Rashard Higgins and a 13-yard score to Nick Chubb. Mayfield added an 11-yard touchdown pass to Duke Johnson in the third quarter and turned in a mistake-free effort to pull out the 12-point win. He'll be on bye in Week 11.
Mayfield completed 29 of 42 passes for 297 yards with two touchdowns and an interception during Sunday's 37-21 loss to the Chiefs. Sunday's contest marked Mayfield's third consecutive game with two touchdown passes, though he also turned the ball over for the second straight game. Through eight career games, the rookie signal caller has eight touchdowns to six interceptions. With a new head coach and offensive coordinator, Mayfield's favorite target Sunday was Duke Johnson, as the two connected nine times for 78 yards and two touchdowns. He was able to complete 69 percent of his attempts -- mostly due to the fact he relied on Johnson as a pass catcher out of the backfield -- which is his highest completion percentage since his debut in Week 1. Mayfield's improvement has been steady, but he and the Browns haven't been able to put up enough points to find the win column as of late. They'll look to change that against the Falcons in Week 10.
Mayfield completed 22 of 36 passes for 180 yards, two touchdowns and an interception during Sunday's 33-18 loss to Pittsburgh. He added a nine-yard run during the contest. Mayfield made this a tight ballgame late in the third quarter. With pressure in his face, Mayfield floated a short flag route to Antonio Callaway for a 1-yard touchdown to bring the Browns to within a score. A missed extra point and 17 unanswered points by the Steelers followed before Mayfield connected on a meaningless touchdown in the game's final seconds. Mayfield has completed an impressive 64.3 percent of his passes over the past two weeks with a 4:1 TD:INT. He's been unable to push the ball downfield, however, averaging just 5.6 yards per attempt during that span, a potential byproduct of the talent around him. If there were a cure for those ills, next Sunday's matchup against a Chiefs defense ranked near the bottom of the league across multiple categories might be it.
Mayfield completed 23 of 34 attempts for 215 passing yards and two touchdowns, adding 43 rushing yards on four carries during Sunday's 26-23 overtime loss to the Buccaneers. The No. 1 overall pick generated his most efficient completion rate of any of his four starts Sunday (67.7 percent), despite being under constant duress by the Bucs front seven (he's now been sacked five times in three different games). Despite a second-consecutive loss, Mayfield continues to show poise in high-pressure situations, as he led the offense into the end zone late in the fourth quarter after being set up by a 32-yard punt return by Jabrill Peppers with under three minutes to go in regulation. Mayfield's upcoming slate of opponents has vested fantasy GMs salivating, as the Browns will take on bottom-10 pass defenses over the next three weeks in Pittsburgh, Kansas City and Atlanta.
Mayfield is dealing with a sore ankle in the aftermath of Sunday's 38-14 loss to the Chargers, but the injury isn't expected to prevent him from playing Week 7 against the Buccaneers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. After averaging at least seven yards per attempt through his first three NFL appearances, Mayfield struggled mightily in the Week 6 blowout loss, completing just 22 of 46 passes while throwing for 238 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Though Mayfield wouldn't use the ankle injury as an excuse for his underwhelming showing, he seemed to be clearly hobbled for most of the day after he tweaked the ankle on a six-yard scramble in the first quarter, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The injury didn't force Mayfield to miss any snaps in the contest, but the Browns could limit his practice time this week in order to ensure he enters the game in Tampa Bay in better health. Assuming his ankle doesn't compromise his mobility in a significant way, Mayfield should be primed for a good bounce-back opportunity against a Buccaneers defense that has surrendered an NFL-worst 356 passing yards per game and 16 touchdowns through the air this season.
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