Lamar Jackson scorches Browns on 25-yard TD run

Lamar Jackson scorches Browns on 25-yard TD run

Lamar Jackson scorches Browns on 25-yard TD run

If Cleveland can knock off Baltimore and Pittsburgh takes care of Cincinnati, the Steelers will win the AFC North and slide into the playoffs. The Ravens were up by two with less than two minutes.

Getty The Cleveland Browns can not make the National Football League playoffs.

The Baltimore Ravens couldn't have asked for a better scenario heading into today's AFC North matchup with the Cleveland Browns. There was no other way. Ravens linebacker C.J.

The Ravens' 26-24 win secured the AFC's No. 4 seed.

The Ravens will next host the Chargers in the wild-card round at 1:05 p.m. ET Sunday. All of Philly will be watching Nick Foles this week to see if he recovers from a chest injury in time for the game at Chicago on Sunday. Running back Kenneth Dixon had 12 carries for a game-high 117 yards, while Gus Edwards had 76 yards on 12 attempts. Two catches were reviewed.

Breshad Perriman, the Raven's 2015 first-round pick, was cut by Baltimore on September 1, and made the Ravens pay on the Browns' second drive.

Mosley tipped a pass intended for Antonio Callaway, and Smith swiped it. Down by nine points with seven minutes left, Cleveland got within a few yards of moving in position for a game-winning field goal in the final minute.

But he sounds a lot like a coach who would like the chance to lead this team to the playoffs.

The Ravens went 9-7 but were eliminated from the playoffs in Week 17 past year in a win-and-in situation vs. the Bengals by surrendering a 49-yard touchdown on fourth-and-12 from Andy Dalton to Tyler Boyd on the game's final play.

He also owns team marks for touchdown passes and passing yards by a rookie.

It was as if the team that had taken the field in overtime in Week 5 at FirstEnergy Stadium had been transported to Baltimore. The Ravens caught a break as the play had already been whistled dead. That set the stage for another prove-it moment for the team's defense.

To get there, most fans and experts expected a close game. Overall, the Ravens rushed for 179 yards in the first half.

They scored on their first four drives, cutting through Cleveland's porous rush defense easily.

Again, you can criticize a lot of what he does, but there's no doubt he can make plays.

But the Ravens' old ghosts and newer demons visited them throughout.

The Baltimore Ravens flipped the script and put one heck of an ending on a regular season that featured countless surprises and plot twists. He attempted to reach the ball over the end zone and pull it back late in the first half, but while it was initially ruled a touchdown, replay showed he was an inch short. Cleveland was then awarded the ball at the spot of the fumble recovery, still trailing 20-7.

At halftime, the Ravens were up 20-7.

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