Rams’ Baker Mayfield comes off bench, leads comeback win in debut

INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Baker Mayfield did not begin in opposition to the Las Vegas Raiders on Thursday night time, however he wasted no time making his mark in his debut for the Los Angeles Rams.

Mayfield, enjoying two days after he was claimed off waivers by the Rams, got here off the bench within the first quarter and rallied his crew from a 13-point deficit within the fourth, engineering a 98-yard game-winning drive that was capped by a 23-yard landing go to Van Jefferson with 10 seconds left in a 17-16 win.

Mayfield took over the sport for good on the Rams’ second sequence, changing quarterback John Wolford, who began however performed only one sequence. Mayfield completed 22-of-35 for 230 yards and a landing to rally the Rams throughout per week during which he was launched by the Carolina Panthers on Monday and arrived on the Rams facility on Tuesday night time.

Los Angeles (4-9) snapped a seven-game dropping streak.

Mayfield has now performed for 3 groups in his first 5 seasons, making him simply the second participant taken No. 1 general within the Frequent Draft Period (since 1967) to take action.

Regardless of beginning the sport, Wolford did not try a go. It’s the third time prior to now 10 seasons {that a} crew’s beginning quarterback didn’t try a go, in response to ESPN Stats & Data.