Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield brushed aside any doubt that he’ll be eligible to play in his team’s Week 6 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Mayfield took a pretty good shot to the ribs from Justin Houston in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts. Baker took a quick trip to the medical tent for evaluation, but he returned to the field on the ensuing possession.
According to several reports, X-Rays that were taken later came back negative. Still, some questioned whether or not Mayfield would be healthy enough to play against the Steelers this week. Baker shut those concerns down pretty quick while speaking to reporters on Monday, noting that his “Momma didn’t raise no wuss:”
Asked if he thought he could play through his rib injury Sunday at Pittsburgh, Browns’ QB Baker Mayfield responded: “Oh, yeah. Mama didn’t raise no wuss.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 12, 2020
Mayfield had a solid outing in the Browns’ win against the Colts. Though he threw a pair of interceptions, the former No. 1 overall pick finished with 247 yards in the air (21-of-37) to go with two touchdowns as part of a 32-23 victory.
Thanks in large part to their running game and the play of Mayfield, the Browns are one of the hottest teams in the league right now. In fact, Cleveland is 4-1 for the first time since 1994, when Bill Belichick was the head coach.
And let’s not forget about Cleveland’s defensive play. The Browns’ D contributed a safety and a touchdown themselves against the Colts. Defensive end Myles Garrett added yet another sack, bringing his season total to six.
The Browns’ Week 6 matchup against the Steelers is scheduled to kick off at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, with CBS having live broadcast coverage.