Baker Mayfield Delivers a Strong Message After ‘Underdog’ Buccaneers Clip Eagles’ Wings to Meet the Lions

Published 01/16/2024, 3:49 AM EST

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finally grabbed their spot in the divisional round! Following their stellar performance today, the ‘underdogs’ eventually earned plaudits with a stunning 32-9 score against the Philadelphia Eagles. One of the most anticipated games was dominated by the Bucs from the start with the QB Baker Mayfield leading the team through 3 TDs.

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The duo last faced off in Week 3 with a score of 25-11 as the Eagles soared high. But, this time the Buccs army won. Now, the team will be moving forward for the divisional round against the Lions. Prior to that, during the press meet, Mayfield shared a powerful message with his fans, delivering the motive of the Bucs for the upcoming clashes.

Baker Mayfield advocates for a fighting spirit!

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In the latest post-game conference uploaded by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers YouTube channel, the quarterback stole the limelight with bold words. Following a phenomenal dominant victory against the Eagles, Mayfield showcased his hard-as-steel attitude. When the interviewer asked the QB to reflect on his emotions regarding the big win in the playoffs, Bake Mayfield provided a no-nonsense answer.

He confidently replied, “Just proud of our guys, proud of everybody in the building to stick together like we did the second half of the year and um, to get the spot, just keep fighting to stick together and don’t listen to outside noise, just trust the people next to you.” The intention of the Bucs quarterback and his team appeared to be clear. With an aim to strongly compete in the season, they will put forward a united front.

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This incredible characteristic of the Bucs was evident today on the field as well as they displayed what teamwork looks like. Moreover, Mayfield himself demonstrated an impressive performance. Not only did he lead the team to the divisional round but the QB made sure that they did it with utter ease. His efficiency propelled the team to not let go of the lead against the Eagles in any quarter.

The 28-year-old QB completed 337 yards and three touchdowns with zero interceptions. Moreover, Buccaneer’s defense took a toll on the Eagles squad. Mayfield efforts were praised by many analysts, including Greg Auman, who wrote, “Baker Mayfield finished tonight with a 119.8 quarterback rating.

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He further stated that it is the second ever highest rating in the Bucs playoff games in Bucs Super Bowl history next to Tom Brady. However, Mayfield wasn’t the only player who displayed dominant performance from the Bucs side. Other members have made equal contributions to this unforgettable victory of the Buccaneers.

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Buccaneers’ jaw-dropping performance!

By clinching the victory over the Phins, the Buccaneers will now be locking horns with the Detroit Lions in an NFC divisional round matchup next weekend at Ford Field. Along with Mayfield’s efficient quarterbacking skill, David Moore’s significant 66-yard touchdown immensely impacted the game against the Eagles. Interestingly, it was the 29th birthday of Moore, which added to the celebration of this incredible victory. Apart from them, Lavonte David, Calijah, Kancey, and Jamel Dean’s hold over defense was indomitable.

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On the other hand, the Eagles are out of the Super Bowl race. Despite starting with an impressive record, the dream run of the Eagles got shattered at the last moment. Nonetheless, one cannot deny the remarkable opening they had to the season with a promising 10-1 score. Probably, the absence of key players like A.J. Brown also added to the reasons of the disheartening loss they suffered. What are your thoughts on Mayfield’s comment? Share your thoughts below!

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Gargi Sengupta

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