Baker Mayfield threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Van Jefferson with 10 seconds to play to cap a 98-yard drive, and the Rams’ brand-new quarterback led two TD drives late in the fourth quarter to propel Los Angeles to a shocking 17-16 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders on Thursday night.
Just two days after the Rams (4-9) claimed Mayfield off waivers from Carolina, the former No. 1 pick went 22 of 35 for 230 yards and snapped the defending Super Bowl champions’ six-game losing streak in dramatic fashion.
Mayfield said he had “a lot of emotions” after an improbable end to a frantic four-day period which he began as a third-stringer for the Panthers and ended in celebration on the West Coast.
“It’s a pretty damn good story,” Mayfield said. “I’ll be honest with you. It’s pretty special. … I love to compete. I love this game.”
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