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Sooners in NFL: Baker Mayfield and Panthers' offense struggle in 19-16 loss to Giants

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Baker Mayfield

Former OU football player Baker Mayfield is honored for his 2017 Heisman trophy during the spring game on April 23.

Former Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield and the Carolina Panthers (0-2) lost to the New York Giants (2-0) 19-16 on Sunday.

In the loss, Mayfield completed 14-of-29 passes for 145 yards and a touchdown. He added six carries for 35 rushing yards.

In the opening moments of the second quarter, Mayfield found tight end Giovanni Ricci for 16 yards. He connected on a 19-yard pass to wideout Robbie Anderson on the next play, then led the Panthers to their first points of the game with a field goal.

Tied 6-6 at half, Mayfield delivered a 29-yard pass to wide receiver DJ Moore on his first throw of the third quarter. Mayfield followed up with a 17-yard scramble on the next play. He capped off the drive by finding DJ Moore in the right corner of the endzone for a 16-yard touchdown.

Mayfield and the Panthers will be seeking their first win of the season next week against the New Orleans Saints (1-1) at 12 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25 at home.

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