The Cleveland Browns won an ugly battle with the Detroit Lions on Sunday, ultimately emerging with a hard-fought 13-10 victory.
In the process, Cleveland fended off a second-half rally and avoided giving an 0-9-1 Detroit squad its first win of the season.
Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield had a tough showing against the Lions, recording 176 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions on 15-of-29 passing.
For obvious reasons, many fans and analysts were unhappy with his performance this weekend. This led to Baker’s wife, Emily, lashing out on social media not only at critics, but also his Browns teammates.
Understandably, this led to some backlash. Emily would at that point go on to delete the post and tweet out this message:
I also love the guys on this team. I respect every single one of them. Make a story out of whatever you want; I’m NEVER hating on them. They put it out there every week, many have injuries no one ever hears about, and they’re all tough as hell! https://t.co/vo1oNAiYom
— Emily (Wilkinson) Mayfield (@emilywmayfield6) November 22, 2021
This isn’t Emily’s first time in the headlines. Whether she’s going viral over her provocative choice of Halloween costumes or for her ardent defense of her husband – she’s something of a mainstay in the news.
What happened on Sunday is nothing new.
Big picture, the Browns are now 6-5 on the year – good for dead last in the AFC North. After coming into the 2021-22 NFL season with a lot of hype, they simply haven’t been able to deliver.
— Game 7 (@game7__) November 19, 2021
At some point, soon, the Browns are going to need to make a tough call on Baker’s future with this organization. The ramifications of that choice will ultimately reverberate for many years to come.