"There were some nerves", tight end Hayden Hurst said. "There are a lot of guys around me who helped me do it". The Browns took a major risk drafting the prolific, but undersized, quarterback from Oklahoma first overall, but they clearly don't have many reasons to think they made a mistake so far.
Any criticisms about C.J. Mosley's coverage skills were silenced for at least one day. Flacco was behind center in 2012, when Baltimore captured its last division crown and ultimately won the Super Bowl.
Jackson improved to 6-1 as the Ravens starter, with his first two-rushing TD game in the NFL, and the Ravens "D" flocked to the football in its second consecutive multi-takeaway game - something Baltimore did only twice in the first 14 games, both in September.
Heinz Field opened just before the 2001 season, and in all its almost two decades of existence, it's probably never hosted a moment as odd as Sunday night: an entire stadium full of Steelers fans chanting "Let's go Browns". "And he is competitive". If the Ravens win the Super Bowl (A lovely hypothetical for Baltimore) John Harbaugh and company may look back at the battle with the Browns as the hardest step along the way. "We want to be in their spot this time next year".
The Ravens rushed for 296-yards as a team. Two rushing touchdowns very well should've been four if it weren't for a ball that came inches away from the goal line and a very questionable holding call on Maxx Williams. The Houston Texans' 20-3 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars extinguished hopes for the No. 3 seed, too.
As for the Ravens, they've also hitched their wagon to a rookie quarterback, Lamar Jackson.
The Browns rallied from a 17-7 second quarter deficit to keep the game in doubt until the final minutes. It was the second time this season Mayfield threw three interceptions. Baltimore earned its 200th regular-season win.
Pushing a playoff-bound Ravens team to the brink of elimination was merely a moral victory for Williams and the Browns.
Ravens: OL Alex Lewis missed a fourth straight game with a shoulder injury. The Ravens' next drive ended after three plays, the last a questionable speed option in which Jackson's pitch hit the ground before Ty Montgomery picked it up.
Nancy Pelosi is set to reclaim the speaker's gavel on Thursday, when Democrats take control of the House of Representatives. On Dec. 21, however, the president tweeted out a drawing of a barrier made of steel slats, calling it "totally effective".
McCaw appears more than ready to move on from the Warriors, and had been negotiating with other teams as the season progressed. The Cavaliers or Warriors could waive McCaw before January 7 and not be responsible for paying the remainder of his contract.
A suspect police are searching for in connection to the fatal shooting of an officer during a traffic stop in Northern California. The sheriff says Perez Arriaga was a native of Mexico and had been in the USA illegally for several years.
Pop star Lady Gaga began her two-year Las Vegas residency on Friday with a supernatural, space themed set titled Enigma . Elements of the ENIGMA show were created via motion capture and CGI, capturing elements of Gaga's own movements.
The fact that bantamweight champion Nunes did that was jaw-dropping in its own right, but how she did was even more wonderful . Jon "Bones" Jones and Alexander Gustafsson will rematch in the main event for the vacant light heavyweight championship.
Maybe Williams wanted to say his teammate Tua Tagovailoa should have gotten the Heisman over Murray? "You know, it's football". This season, Murray has stunned defenses with the strength of his arm and the quickness of his feet. "Nobody expected this.
The Steelers did manage to narrowly avoid disaster and beat the lowly Bengals , but it was too little, too late. The NFL Injury Report for Week 17 has a lot of big names that could miss some pretty important games.
Unfortunately thousands users were not happy with the drastic change and immediately began voicing their disapproval on Twitter . The furor was swift and after only about an hour, the update was removed and Instagram was back to normal.
The Democrats Plan to Vote on Thursday to End the Shutdown
Senators are set to weigh from 4 p.m. (2100 GMT) a bill passed by the House that provides $5 billion in funding for the wall. The partial U.S. government shutdown will nearly certainly be handed off to a divided government to solve in the new year.
Philippine storm death toll surges to 68
The tropical depression, which has since been downgraded to a low pressure area, left the Philippines on this afternoon. Rescue teams were still searching for several missing in the affected areas, emergency officials said.
Bayern and Dortmund ready to battle for Callum Hudson-Odoi
Meanwhile, Chelsea in their response wants at least £22.5m for the attacker before they can allow him leave anytime soon. Watford's goalkeeper barged Hazard to the floor in the 58th minute and the Belgian made no mistake from the penalty spot.
Sears could face liquidation without last-minute buyer
The company filed for bankruptcy in October and was in the process of closing 180 stores before announcing 80 more on Friday. For much of the 20th century it was not only the nation's largest retailer, it was the largest private-sector employer.
Wahoo from Charlotte! Virginia whips SC in Belk Bowl
Zaccheaus found himself alone on a slant, ending a 39-yard drive that took eight plays and almost 4 1/2 minutes. The Cavaliers controlled the ball for more than 20 minutes of the first half and built a 14-0 lead at halftime.