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Panthers’ Baker Mayfield goes viral as he headbutts teammates without a helmet after win over Falcons

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Baker Mayfield goes viral after celebrating the Carolina Panthers’ much-needed win over the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night time in a really uncommon approach.

Whereas the Panthers Gamers left the sphere victorious, Mayfield got here in from the aspect to congratulate each with a header.

D’Onta Foreman, quantity 33 for the Carolina Panthers, scores a landing in the course of the third quarter towards the Atlanta Falcons at Financial institution of America Stadium on November 10, 2022 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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It is not an uncommon soccer salute, however whereas his teammates wore helmets, Mayfield was sporting a baseball cap.

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“Good strategy to find yourself in concussion protocol, even when you do not get within the sport,” stated legendary announcer Al Michaels, amused.

Thursday’s pleasure from the backup quarterback ought to come as no shock, regardless of his relegation to backup quarterback.

Carolina Panthers number 6 Baker Mayfield and Carolina Panthers number 11 PJ Walker talk before the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Bank of America Stadium on November 10, 2022 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Carolina Panthers quantity 6 Baker Mayfield and Carolina Panthers quantity 11 PJ Walker discuss earlier than the sport towards the Atlanta Falcons at Financial institution of America Stadium on November 10, 2022 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Forward of the commerce deadline, Mayfield made clear his dedication to the crew: he’ll contribute in any approach attainable, no matter his position.

“I spent loads of time with these guys,” Mayfield stated on the time. “I wish to be right here.”

“You simply must roll with the punches,” he continued. “It is not my plan, clearly. I am a competitor, however I am rolling with the punches to assist this crew in any approach I can.

“I got here right here to win. If it is my position to assist PJ (Walker) off the sideline and assist this protection with scouting crew stuff, I am going to do this. And I will do it with all the pieces I can.”

PJ Walker, number 11 for the Carolina Panthers, attempts a pass during the first quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at Bank of America Stadium on November 10, 2022 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

PJ Walker, quantity 11 for the Carolina Panthers, makes an attempt a cross in the course of the first quarter towards the Atlanta Falcons at Financial institution of America Stadium on November 10, 2022 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Walker accomplished 10 of 16 for 108 yards and no touchdowns within the 25-15 win, however Carolina relied closely on operating play, dashing for 232 yards.

After the sport, caretaker supervisor Steve Wilks praised the crew’s assault, however added that Walker “did an awesome job managing the sport”.

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