*Editor's Note: This article was originally written before the Buccaneers lost to the Lions in the NFC Divisional Round. Baker Mayfield is now 2-2 in the playoffs.
When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head to Detroit this weekend for a divisional-round showdown against the Detroit Lions, it'll be Baker Mayfield's fourth playoff start since entering the league in 2018. Mayfield debuted in the playoffs in 2021 (the 2020 season, which was his third year in the NFL) when he was still quarterbacking the Browns.
It's not easy to make the playoffs and it's certainly not easy to win in the playoffs but Mayfield has been able to do both of those things with two different franchises. Despite the Buccaneers not entering the 2023 season with much respect, they managed to win the NFC South and then completely dominated the Eagles in the Wild Card round.
What is Baker Mayfield's playoff record?
Heading into the divisional round against Detroit, Mayfield has a winning record in the playoffs, sitting at 2-1 in his career. His first-ever win in the playoffs came in 2021 with the Browns when he and that Browns squad went into Pittsburgh and won 48-37. He threw three touchdowns and zero interceptions in the win.
The following week, Mayfield and the Browns gave the No. 1 seeded Chiefs all they could handle but came up short. They lost that game 22-17 despite Patrick Mahomes exiting the game and Chad Henne having to play in the second half.
It took three years before Mayfield got back to the postseason but he and the Buccaneers got the win this past Monday against the Eagles, winning the game handily 32-9. Mayfield was prolific in the game, throwing for 337 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions.
Will Mayfield's record move to 3-1 after this weekend's slate of games or will he drop to .500?