Baker Wins “NFL Bedlam”
Jordan King - November 15, 2019 9:03 am
Thursday night was the first time in the history of the National Football League that quarterbacks from Oklahoma and Oklahoma State went toe-to-toe in the pros.
That was the case when OSU alum Mason Rudolph and OU’s Baker Mayfield lined up under center.
The Cleveland Browns were the first team in nearly four weeks to figure out the tough Pittsburgh Steelers defense and took care of the football. Mayfield accounted for all three Cleveland scores and led the Browns to the 21-7 win in primetime.
Mayfield was 17-for-32 for 193 yards and 2 touchdowns, including one to his dynamic slot receiver Jarvis Landry.
.@BakerMayfield finds a wide-open Jarvis Landry for the score! @Browns lead 14-0. #Browns @God_Son80
?: #PITvsCLE on @NFLNetwork | @NFLonFOX | @PrimeVideo
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— NFL (@NFL) November 15, 2019
In addition to his nice night passing, Mayfield also ran for a touchdown on a 1-yard plunge following a long gain to Odell Beckham Jr.
OBJ finished with 60 yards on 4 receptions.
Compare Mayfield’s night to Rudolph’s and it was no comparison. Rudolph was 23-for-44 for 221 yards and 1 touchdown. The OSU product also threw 4 interceptions in the nightmare game.
The game turned from a dominant Browns win to a display of embarrassing decision-making with a few seconds left when Myles Garrett and Rudolph got into a scrum that ended with Garrett swinging a helmet trying to hit Rudolph in the head.
“Yeah, I mean I thought it was pretty cowardly, kind of bush league,” Rudolph said. “There’s plenty of tape out there to watch.”
Former NFL head of officials Mike Pereira from FOX weighed in with his thoughts:
.@MikePereira explains what kind of suspensions should be expected for players following tonight’s Steelers-Browns game. pic.twitter.com/2u8wwYvj4b
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) November 15, 2019