Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens: 5 Bold predictions for Week 4

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4. Baker matches season total with 3 TD passes

Baker Mayfield was phenomenal as a rookie once he was finally handed the reins of the Cleveland Browns offense. In just 14 games, the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft set the rookie record for touchdowns with 27. And while he did commit quite a few turnovers, you could live with it due to the spark and playmaking ability that he brought to the offense.

Entering this season, Mayfield was getting gassed up by almost everyone postulating about the NFL. Not only was he expected to simply mature as a player but the addition of Odell Beckham Jr. was supposed to take the offense to another gear.

That hasn’t happened, though — not even close. Mayfield has regressed in a number of ways, not the least of which is the fact that he has just three touchdowns and five interceptions through his first three games in the 2019 season. Furthermore, it’s looked bad. The second-year signal-caller has been awful under pressure and making poor decisions more often than not.

Maybe it’s blind faith but I still believe in Mayfield as a player and leader. And I also expect Freddie Kitchens to, at some point, get his head out of the sand and start calling better games.

I’m saying that happens this week in a crucial game against the Ravens. Baltimore is not the same fierce defensive team that we’ve seen them be in years past, not creating a consistent pass rush while also having some injuries in the secondary. With everything coming together, Mayfield will have his first breakout game of the year with a three-touchdown performance.