Baker Mayfield actually did not start the game against the Raiders, as it was John Wolford who got the start at QB for the Rams. Wolford was on the field for just three offensive snaps, though, before he got replaced on the field by Mayfield.
Mayfield had a dramatic debut for the Rams, ending Thursday’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders with an insane 98-yard touchdown drive to get the Rams the 17-16 victory.
The win ended the Rams six-game losing skid. The Rams entered the fourth period down by 10 points to the Raiders. It looked as though the Raiders were on their way to winning their fourth game in a row, after kicker Daniel Carlson extended that lead to 13 points with a made field goal with just a little over 12 minutes remaining in regulation.
Mayfield and the Rams would score a rushing touchdown care of Cam Akers with around three minutes left in the fourth quarter. They would force the Raiders to punt, giving them another shot with the ball.
Mayfield led the Rams on a drive that started 98 yards away with a touchdown pass caught by WR Van Jefferson. Matt Gay would seal the deal for the Rams with a game-winning extra-point kick.
Mayfield appears to have miraculously breathed life into his football career in Los Angeles.
Rams QB Baker Mayfield. Photo courtsey of AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez