The Baltimore Ravens have done it! They’ve eliminated the Cleveland Browns from the playoff contention and also won the AFC, securing home field advantage throughout the playoffs with a final score of 31-15!
MVP Lamar Jackson
After a tough start to the game, Jackson aired out two touchdown passes before the half and followed it up with a third on three straight drives. He’s now the franchise leader in single-season passing touchdowns, overtaking his tie with Vinny Testaverde.
Marcus Peters — After a ticky-tack penalty cost the Ravens defense a turnover on downs and an eventual touchdown, the cornerback responded with a fantastic pass break-up against Odell Beckham Jr. and then a hard tackle across the middle.
Mark Andrews — Two big touchdown catches to end the first half brought the Ravens from a 0-6 deficit to a 14-6 lead. Now, he can rest up for two weeks before playing the Buffalo Bills or Houston Texans in the playoffs.
Marlon Humphrey — A game-sealing interception in the fourth quarter, adding to his All-Pro argument.
Justice Hill — With Ingram banged up and absent from the game, Hill came in and scored his first NFL touchdown.
Offensive line — Great blocking for most of the game and kept Jackson relatively clean in the pocket.
Sam Koch — Great punts, including a perfect placement punt to back the Browns up to their 3-yard line.
Justin Tucker — 1/1 on field goals and 4/4 on PATs. Solid game.
L.J. Fort — He did everything he could to create a takeaway but the football gods were unforgiving. Both interceptions were called back but he played a hell of a game.
*These players had a bad game. This shouldn’t be taken too literally. This is a critique article of the game today.
Jimmy Smith — A couple bad penalties gave the Browns life and he just didn’t play his best today.
Chuck Clark — Usually a consistent player but an ugly 4th & 1 offside jump hurt. He also allowed the lone touchdown catch in the endzone.
Patrick Mekari — Bad looking snaps in the first quarter but an overall solid game by the end. He’s still growing after being tossed into the fire this late into his rookie season so I don’t want this to come off harsh.