Baker Mayfield channels Tom Brady in Rams debut comeback: Best memes and tweets

Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay and quarterback Baker Mayfield. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay and quarterback Baker Mayfield. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) /

Baker Mayfield led the Rams to an insane fourth-quarter comeback against the Raiders, scoring the go-ahead touchdown with nine seconds remaining.

On Monday Night Football, Tom Brady and the Buccaneers trailed 16-3 in the fourth quarter. In the final three minutes, they scored two touchdowns, including one with three seconds remaining, to notch an improbable victory.

On Thursday Night Football just a few days later, Baker Mayfield and the Rams pulled off a nearly identical comeback. LA trailed the Raiders 16-3 before Cam Akers punched in a touchdown with 3:19 remaining. A quick stop by the defense gave the quarterback the ball back with 1:45 left. And he made the most of it, all 98 yards of it.

Mayfield hit Van Jefferson for a 23-yard touchdown with nine seconds to go, putting LA up 17-16 with an extra point.

NFL Twitter went wild.

Best memes and reactions to Baker Mayfield’s comeback debut with the Rams

Mayfield was picked up by the Rams days ago. He was called into action immediately because of LA’s injury crisis at quarterback. It already paid off in spades for the team. He finished with 230 yards and a touchdown, leading that epic 98-yard game-winning drive against all odds.

Raiders fans will come away disgusted in a multitude of ways. Their team found yet another way to lose a game in embarrassing fashion, blowing a two-score lead with just over three minutes left.

They’ll also have complaints about the refs. The Rams’ drive was extended by a couple of major penalties, including a pass interference penalty that wiped out an interception and an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that negated a sack. The first of those was pretty obvious. The second was more questionable.

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