Baker Mayfield was not happy with the refereeing crew after Sunday’s latest loss.
Following the 32-28 loss to the Seattle Seahawks — The Cleveland Browns quarterback knew he would be fined for what he was about to say, but spoke his mind anyway.
“The refs are never an excuse, but I’ll probably be fined for saying this, but it was pretty bad out there,” the second-year quarterback told reporters. “Kinda ticks me off.”
The Browns were called for nine penalties worth 83 yards in the game, but penalty stood above them all when Cleveland’s Morgan Burnett was called for a horse-collar tackle during what would be the Seahawks’ game-winning drive in the 4th quarter.
Mayfield finished with 249 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions, bringing his total interceptions to 11 on the season, the most by a Browns quarterback through six games since 1984.
“Any loss hurts,” Mayfield said. “Losing at home sucks. … Especially when it was a game we felt like we needed.”
Mayfield added: “If we don’t hurt ourselves, this team can go where it wants to go. … If we eliminate that, we can be a great football team.”
The loss dropped the team to 2-4 and after next week’s bye, they have to travel and face the New England Patriots.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.