The Browns needed to make Jackson a one dimensional quarterback on Sunday.
Cleveland could not hold up their end of the bargain and spoil Baltimore's AFC North championship party at M&T Bank Stadium. He did so many great things today, running the ball and passing the ball.
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. The Ravens end a four year playoff drought. Jabrill Peppers attempted to return it 99-yards for a touchdown. Baker Mayfield earlier this year. Mosley didn't leave it up to a potential breakdown in the defensive backfield. Ravens linebacker C.J. It will be the franchise's first postseason appearance since 2014. "Close game and congrats to them".
So if the Ravens were going out late again, they were going out attacking.
Pushing a playoff-bound Ravens team to the brink of elimination was merely a moral victory for Williams and the Browns.
Jackson produced his sixth game with 50 or more yards rushing. The Ravens brought field goals to a touchdown fight. The Ravens caught a break as the play had already been whistled dead.
Jackson rushed for 90 yards on 20 carries with two TDs.
Jackson still had a huge day on the ground, but it wasn't just him. As a passer, he went 14 of 24 for 179 yards. Dixon, in particular, looked explosive, consistently picking up large chunks of yardage against a tough Browns defense. Considering the Ravens surrendered 426 total yards of offense, up more than 40 percent from their season average of 286, the takeaways were absolutely critical. Tucker came through as he typically does, and further cemented himself as the best kicker in football in the process.
It's the first AFC North championship for the Ravens since 2012. For tonight, John Harbaugh and the Ravens can finally breathe a Charm City-sized sigh of relief, as they've finally exorcized the demons haunting them from last year's loss. It was still the biggest turnaround in team history, but failed to accomplish their goal of finishing above.500 for the first time since they went 10-6 in 2007.