Baker Mayfield, Bucs Impress NFL Fans With Dominance in Playoff Win vs. Eagles
zach bacharContributor IJanuary 16, 2024

TAMPA, FLORIDA - JANUARY 15: Baker Mayfield #6 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers throws a pass against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first quarter in the NFC Wild Card Playoffs at Raymond James Stadium on January 15, 2024 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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In his first season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Baker Mayfield is headed to the divisional round of the playoffs.

Mayfield’s efficient night helped the Buccaneers secure a resounding 32-9 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday. Despite taking four sacks, the 28-year-old completed 61.1 percent of his passes for 337 yards while throwing three touchdowns against zero interceptions.

His top target was tight end Cade Otton, hauling in eight of his 11 targets for 89 yards. Throughout his career, Otton hadn’t surpassed more than 70 yards in a game.

Tampa Bay’s defense helped stifle an Eagles team that ended the regular season with the No. 7 scoring offense in the NFL. Philadelphia was unable to consistently sustain drives, failing to convert a single third-down opportunity on nine chances.

NFL fans were impressed with Mayfield’s stellar performance as the signal-caller has excelled despite playing on his fourth team in the past three seasons.


TD GODWIN! @Buccaneers putting this game on 🧊

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B/R Gridiron @brgridiron


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Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

Baker vs. Eagles

337 YDS
3 TD

Onto Detroit ‼️

Travis J Davidson @TravisSkol

Baker’s thrown for 337 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions.

He joins Tom Brady as the only other player in franchise history to pass for 300+ in a playoff game.

But people tried to tell you he was just a game manager that needed to rely on a run game to succeed.

NFL on Prime Video @NFLonPrime

Baker Mayfield STANDING ON BUSINESS tonight 👨‍🍳

George Stoia III @GeorgeStoia

Baker deserves this moment. All he’s done is do things the right way, be a great teammate and play good football. Love this for him.



🏴‍☠️ 22/36
🏴‍☠️ 337 passing yards
🏴‍☠️ 3 TDs/0 INTs
🏴‍☠️ 119.8 passer rating
🏴‍☠️ W

JC Cornell @CornellNFL

Never had a doubt in this man’s potential with a competent coaching staff and security. Bake can make every throw. Baker will be here for a long time and we are just getting started in these playoffs.

Dylan Powell @PowellAnalytics

Baker Mayfield tonight 🔥🔥🔥

Sammy @sammy______G

Baker Mayfield. Thats the tweet.

The Athletic @TheAthletic

Baker Mayfield in three career playoff starts:

◽️ 2-1
◽️ 7 touchdowns
◽️ 1 interception
◽️ 804 passing yards

Cleveland HQ @ClevelandHQ_


glad to see Baker balling 🙌

After falling to a record of 4-7 after a Week 12 loss that put the team’s hopes of making the postseason in jeopardy, Tampa Bay reeled off four straight wins and defeated the Carolina Panthers in the team’s final game of the regular season to secure a playoff spot.

Now, Mayfield and the Buccaneers will travel to Detroit and face off against the Lions on Sunday as they attempt to make the NFC Championship game for the first time since the franchise’s Super Bowl-winning 2020 season.

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