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Baker Mayfield says Chargers loss was worst he’s ever had

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The Cleveland Browns received a 38-14 pounding from the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 6, and Baker Mayfield says it was his worst loss ever. Mayfield has won a lot of football games in his life. He’s brought life back to Cleveland since assuming starting quarterback duties for the Browns. However, the NFL is a different beast. As a rookie quarterback, he’ll need to be prepared to be tested in ways he never has been before.

“Yeah, any loss like that hurts,” Mayfield told Pat McManamon of ESPN. “That is the worst loss that I have ever had. You have to push forward and just have to do your job, and you will find out what this team is made of. It is never about the week before or if you win or lose — it is how you react from it.”

Baker Mayfield 22 of his 46 throws for 238 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. The Chargers may have been missing their top pass-rusher Joey Bosa, but that didn’t stop them from sacking Mayfield five times. According to Browns head coach Hue Jackson, Mayfield should get used to feeling defeated at times.

“Quarterbacks might as well start on their knees, because they’re going to be brought to their knees in this league,” said Jackson. “He’s got to bounce back.”

The Browns stand at 2-3-1 after their loss to the Chargers, and they’ve fallen to the bottom of the AFC North. A matchup with the plummeting Tampa Bay Buccaneers may be just what they need to get back on track.