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Baker Mayfield feasts on Dolphins defense in Week 12 blowout

Baker Mayfield and the Browns offense has shown signs of life recently and now they are thriving early on against the Dolphins.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield throws the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

Baker Mayfield and the Browns offense are off to a blazing start over the Miami Dolphins. Just in to the second quarter and driving, Mayfield has completed 9-of-11 passes for 135 yards and two touchdowns. Those touchdowns came on a seven yard pass to Jarvis Landry, as he takes on his old team and to Odell Beckham Jr. for 35 yards. He’s also complete chunk gains to Nick Chubb, who has two receptions for 54 yards.

The Browns haven’t lived up to their fantasy hype this year but there’s no doubt they have the personnel to score and score quickly. A matchup with the tanking Dolphins has gotten that offense churning early.


Baker Mayfield continues his onslaught, this time he ends up throwing into double coverage looking for Landry and the Dolphins former receiver went up to make a terrific grab between defenders. That pushes Mayfield up to three touchdowns thrown just minutes into the second quarter and Landry with four receptions for 32 yards and two touchdowns.


Mayfield and Jarvis Landry continued to hook up throughout the game, as Landry caught ten passes for 148 yards and two touchdowns. Beckham Jr. ended up with six receptions for 84 yards and a touchdown while Nick Chubb topped 100 yards rushing again and scored a touchdown, adding 58 yards on three receptions. Kareem Hunt also got in on the action, totaling 46 yards and a touchdown on ten touches.

Mayfield ended up completing 24-of-34 passes for 327 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Through his first eight games he never tossed more than one touchdown pass, but over his last three, he has two or more in each game. The addition of Kareem Hunt has been a good boost for Mayfield, but so has an easier schedule.