Cleveland Browns Cannot Make the Playoffs But Look to Play Spoiler

After Baltimore surrendered a nine-play, 75-yard TD drive and subsequent two-point conversion, cutting its deficit to 26-24, it went three-and-out to give it back to Mayfield, the NFL's new rookie TD record holder (27), who threw for 376 yards and three touchdowns alongside those three interceptions against the NFL's No. 1 ranked 'D'. "It's a playoff team", Mayfield said. Possible pick: defensive lineman Nick Bosa of Ohio State (Cards took QB Josh Rosen last year).

After winning one game over the previous two seasons combined, the Cleveland Browns can finish the 2018 campaign with a winning record. By the final two minutes it was impossible to think of much else.

"I'm proud of how they responded", Williams said.

The Ravens' 26-24 win secured the AFC's No. 4 seed. "At least we got the ball back".

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's led the team to six playoff appearances, though none in the past three seasons. Yes, I'm very critical of the young gunslinger, but that pass was impressive as hell. "I really wanted the opportunity to come here". He set the National Football League record for rookie TD pass at 27, his third touchdown pass coming with 3:27 to go on a 1-yard slant to Antonio Callaway.

"Definitely, past year doesn't sit well with us", cornerback Brandon Carr said. "That's my choice, OK?"

LATER, COACH: The Buccaneers let their latest loss sink in for about three hours before cutting ties with coach Dirk Koetter, who leaves Tampa with a 19-29 record over three seasons.

It's moments like that when I really do believe Mayfield has all the necessary physical tools to be a star in the NFL.

Mayfield, who fell to 6-7 as a starter, began the game with a pair of first-half interceptions by Jimmy Smith and closed out the game with his third.

But his success - and the Browns' best record in more than a decade - has only made him hungrier to take another positive step in the turnaround. "If we were satisfied, if we felt we had it figured it, we'd be sadly mistaken".

It remains to be seen but you're not going to find a more electrifying runner at the quarterback position than Lamar Jackson right now.

  • Stacy Allen