4 critical observations from the Panthers defeat at Ravens in Week 11

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Carolina Panthers shouldn’t play Baker Mayfield again

This was a huge game for Baker Mayfield. Not only this season but in the context of his NFL career.

As has been the case for the player this season, Mayfield has not stepped up to the plate. The signal-caller finished with 21-of-33 for 196 passing yards, no touchdowns, and a pair of late interceptions with a measly passer rating of 54.9.

With P.J. Walker becoming the third Carolina Panthers quarterback this season to have a high ankle sprain, Mayfield was given the opportunity to lead this offense in a tough test against the Baltimore Ravens.

What we saw from Mayfield was synonymous with his time as a Panther. The play looked skittish in the pocket, never seeming to have his feet set – something which has been a trademark of his time in Carolina.

When Mayfield drops back to pass he inspires no confidence. It just seems whenever the player is under center the life is sapped out of the offense.

Just 205 yards of total offense is a damming indictment on Mayfield and his play. If Walker is unable to go, expect Sam Darnold to get the start and the former Oklahoma star shouldn’t see the field again given there is very little to play for other than pride.