INGLEWOOD, Calif. – – After Pastry specialist Mayfield's best exhibition in his short residency with the Los Angeles Rams, mentor Sean McVay was found out if the quarterback has been all around as great as or better than his assumptions since Mayfield joined the group on Dec. 6.
“I think presumably better,” McVay said. “In any case, you all realize I seriously loved him, and I believe he's played all around well. Furthermore, you must contemplate too how he's treated come in here and have the option to play around a great deal of folks too that haven't been here, and to have the option to lead the charge today. Simply a fantastic exertion. … He has been extraordinary.”
On Sunday evening, Mayfield drove the Rams to a 51-14 triumph over the Denver Mustangs during a game in which Los Angeles didn't dropkick. The Rams scored on everything except the remainder of their nine drives, when they took over on downs with six seconds left in the challenge and took a knee. It was the second time under McVay that the Rams didn't dropkick in a game.
Mayfield was predominant on Sunday, finishing 24 of 28 passes for 230 yards and two scores. His consummation pace of 85.7% was the second most noteworthy in a game in his profession. Mayfield additionally set the Rams' single-game fruition rate record, passing Kurt Warner (2000) and Case Keenum (2016).
“Falling off the Monday night game and not actually playing great on offense, and clearly, I was disappointed with how I played,” Mayfield said. “Furthermore, for us to play a total game like that, that says a lot.”
Mayfield intensely depended on his tight finishes against the Mustangs, including Tyler Higbee, who had nine gets for 94 yards and two scores. Mayfield has tossed 39 score passes to tight finishes since entering the NFL, which is tied for the second most in that range.
“The person's a rival,” Higbee said. “He's a decent quarterback. He has a place in this association, and he demonstrated that today.”
The 51 focuses by the Rams were the most they scored since beating the Kansas City Bosses 54-51 on Monday Night Football in 2018. The Rams' past season-high scoring complete was 31 focuses, which arrived in Seven days 2 triumph over the Atlanta Hawks. Los Angeles entered the day with the second-most terrible scoring normal in the NFL at 16.4 focuses per game.