4. Baker’s apparently accurate
Baker Mayfield can’t just dink and dunk his way to a victory against the Cowboys. Considering the shape of the Browns’ secondary, Dallas is going to score. At some point, Mayfield will have to make the necessary throws to keep up.
I thought Mayfield has been relatively average the past two weeks, and that’s OK. The Browns won by rushing the ball, and it worked.
Apparently, I wasn’t giving Mayfield enough credit. Per PFF, Mayfield leads the NFL in “Perfect Ball Location” through the first three weeks of the season. Basically, this means he’s reminding everyone that he was an accurate passer coming out of Oklahoma, which is why the Browns were drawn to his talent.
Currently, he’s completing 62.4 percent of throws, up from 59.4 last season.
Throughout his NFL career, Mayfield has largely feasted off beating lesser opponents, such as the Bengals, Jets, Dolphins, etc, so it’s time to start earning some signature wins.
Even though Dallas is 1-2, beating the Cowboys in Jerry’s World would go along way in boosting Mayfield’s stock.