Baker Mayfield throws 4 interceptions as Aaron Rodgers, Packers outlast Browns

Baker Mayfield throws 4 interceptions as Aaron Rodgers, Packers outlast Browns

December 26, 2021 0 By admintb

The final interception might have been a missed call on Douglas, but it still goes on Mayfield’s ledger. It was the first four-interception game of Mayfield’s career.

Simply saying the Browns should move on from Mayfield ignores how hard it is to find a quarterback in the NFL. It’s easy for anyone to say what the Browns should do with Mayfield, but it’s a difficult call. Mayfield isn’t making it any easier.

Rashan Gary of the Green Bay Packers sacks Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland Browns. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Rashan Gary of the Green Bay Packers sacks Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland Browns. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Packers, Aaron Rodgers keep rolling
The Browns’ sorry history at quarterback factors in too. They struggled for nearly a couple decades to find a quarterback even as good as Mayfield.

Teams can’t all be as fortunate as the Packers. The Packers went from Brett Favre to Rodgers and have had Hall-of-Fame quarterbacking since 1992. Rodgers threw his 443rd touchdown pass in the first quarter on Saturday, passing Favre for the franchise record. Rodgers seems to be closing in on passing Favre for NFL MVP awards too. They both have three. Rodgers is the favorite to win another this season.

The Packers improved to 12-3 and are in great shape to get the No. 1 seed in the NFC. On paper, the Browns and Packers aren’t that much different. The Packers’ roster is better but not by as much as the records would indicate. The Browns have a lot of talent. But they’re very likely to be going home while the Packers will have wild-card weekend off, awaiting their first playoff opponent.

It’s not that hard to figure out why the two teams are on different levels.