NFL News and Rumors: Baker Mayfield is already a legend
Thursday Night Football is usually a little crazy and this week was no different. The Browns took down the Jets this week to win their first game since 2016. Cleveland celebrated like they had won a Super Bowl, because it felt like they did.
What else is happening around the NFL? Let's get up to speed...
Mayfield already a Legend
The Browns hadn't won a game since 2016, a season in which they went 1-15. That all changed on Thursday thanks to rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield.
Starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor went down with a concussion, opening the door for the rookie to take charge. Mayfield came in and went 17 of 23 for 201 yards and led the Browns to a rare victory. The city of Cleveland partied like they did the night LeBron won then the NBA Championship.
After just half a game of action, Mayfield has reached legend status in Cleveland.
You can read more on the Browns improbable victory HERE
NFL call to action
The NFL has added emphasis to protecting the head over the past few seasons, and the results have been mixed. While it feels flags are flying at a higher rate than usual, it doesn't feel as if the concussion numbers have decreased much at all. However, the rule changes have altered how we think about and play the game.
ESPN's Kevin Seifert does a great deep dive analysis of the NFL's call to action. You can read his full article HERE.
Gordon ready for Pats debut
Josh Gordon is ready to make his Patriots debut this weekend and give Tom Brady another weapon in his arsenal. Gordon missed all of the 2015 and 2016 seasons due to suspension and played just five games last season. Now he looks to resurrect his career in New England. His former teammates and close friends think New England is the perfect spot for him.
Said Brandon LaFell, “I think it’s definitely a good environment because he has to know he’s running out of opportunities...People are not going to continue to give you chance after chance."
You can read more on Gordon's return HERE
Can Seahawks grab first win?
The Seattle Seahawks have not started a season 0-3 since 2002, and they hope to keep it that way this Sunday. The 0-2 Seahawks host the 1-1 Cowboys and will do everything they can to grab that elusive victory. The Seahawks looked awful in the first two games of the season, with both the defense and the offense struggling. Star quarterback Russell Wilson has been sacked 10 times already, and his health is Seattle's only hope of salvaging the season.
You can read more on the Seahawks HERE
That'll draw a flag
Remember that time Randy Moss pretended to moon the crowd? Well, Jets running back Isaiah Crowell took that old celebration a step further on Thursday when he turned his back to the Cleveland crowd and pretended to use the football as toilet paper. It was... interesting. As Joe Buck said on the broadcast, "that'll draw a flag."
You can watch the celebration HERE