Put one other level on the board for Baker Mayfield in his ongoing feud with Colin Cowherd.
The Browns quarterback, who has beforehand gone forwards and backwards with the FS1 host each in particular person and on-line, led Cleveland to a 48-37 playoff win over Pittsburgh on Sunday night time, throwing for 263 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions. Earlier within the week, Cowherd had predicted that the Steelers would emerge victorious within the wild-card contest partly as a result of … Mayfield wore his hat backward as an alternative of ahead?
“It is no huge deal, says the man who wears the hat backwards,” Cowherd mentioned. “Have a look at that. That simply says playoff loss, does not it? Does not that simply say, down 12, sack, fumble, minute-and-a-half to play? Does not say playoff winner to me, says issues are unraveling in Pittsburgh this weekend.”
Effectively, issues did unravel fairly rapidly in Pittsburgh — for the Steelers. The Browns jumped out to 28-Zero lead within the first quarter on the best way to their first postseason triumph since Jan. 1, 1995, three months earlier than Mayfield was born.
Mayfield responded to Cowherd’s odd commentary by flipping his hat backward throughout his postgame media availability.
“We consider within the folks on this room regardless of what’s going on,” Mayfield mentioned. “We knew that everyone was counting us out. We knew what mentality we had been going to have, and it is simply to chop it unfastened, as a result of nobody believed in us in addition to us.”
Cleveland will transfer on to face the top-seeded Chiefs within the divisional spherical. Cowherd will transfer on to mentioning why a bearded quarterback is incapable of successful the Tremendous Bowl.