The celebration came after Mayfield threw a touchdown pass, and then ran to the sidelines to celebrate with offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens. He was absolutely the Browns' player of the game. Nonetheless, Baker Mayfield led Cleveland to the fringe of field goal range, yet fell just short as Baltimore intercepted the rookie's pass on fourth down.
The Browns entered this past season with the fifth-toughest schedule in the league and ended up playing 6 games against playoff teams and the combined record of the opposition was 131-123-2.
Cleveland could not hold up their end of the bargain and spoil Baltimore's AFC North championship party at M&T Bank Stadium. "He always got the best out of us".
But on fourth-and-10, with 66 seconds remaining, 364 days after a fourth-down disaster doomed the Ravens' season, C.J. Mosley chose to be legendary. After having incomplete pass to Breshad Perriman and Jarvis Landry overturned to catches via replay it came down to a 4th down play.
Mayfield finished 23 of 42 for 376 passing yards and three touchdowns, but his three interceptions might have left a bitter aftertaste for some.
After replacing Hue Jackson in late October and rallying the Browns (7-8-1) to within a victory of a winning record, Williams is confident that no matter who's in charge next year, the woebegone franchise is headed in the right direction with Baker Mayfield at quarterback.
Cleveland and their No. 1 overall pick had done all they could to extend the Ravens' late-season misery.
It's the first AFC North championship for the Ravens since 2012. The Browns recovered his fumble, though it easily could have been a 99-yard touchdown for Cleveland.
Against Andy Dalton a year ago, the Ravens were a 4th-and-9 away from the playoffs. However the officials blew the play dead because the call on the field was touchdown.
"I'm proud of how they responded", Williams said. He told his secondary to man up with receivers across from them, and he sent the blitzes that won the game. 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.