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Baker Mayfield to start vs. Ravens

A familiar foe for the Ravens

Carolina Panthers v Cincinnati Bengals Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

After an MRI revealed Carolina Panthers quarterback P.J. Walker suffered a high ankle sprain against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday, the Panthers are opting to play start former No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield.

Mayfield is quite a familiar foe as he’s faced the Ravens eight times since being drafted in 2018. In eight contests, Mayfield is 3-5, has thrown 13 touchdowns to nine interceptions and one lost fumble.

Mayfield’s final game against the Ravens was a 24-22 victory, with the Ravens playing backup quarterback Tyler Huntley for nearly a full game after Lamar Jackson suffered a bone bruise injury. However, the Ravens starting secondary was without both Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters.

Originally, Mayfield was the starter for the Panthers this season. However, after suffering a high ankle sprain himself, the Panthers inserted Walker into the lineup. During Mayfield’s five-game stretch the Panthers went 1-4 and Mayfield finished with a 15.3 total quarterback rating.