Looking every bit like the reigning NFL MVP, Lamar Jackson threw for 275 yards and three touchdowns to help the Baltimore Ravens beat the Browns 38-6 Sunday, ruining Kevin Stefanski's debut as Cleveland's head coach in a game played without fans in attendance. Although the COVID-19 pandemic kept the seats empty and the play was sloppy following a preseason without any games, two constants prevailed: Jackson was the focal point of a high-powered offense and the Browns lost another opener. Facing a Cleveland secondary depleted by injuries, Jackson completed 20 of 25 passes and racked up a team-high 45 yards on the ground. A year ago, the multi-faceted star set an NFL single-season record for yards rushing by a quarterback and threw 36 TD passes. The Browns were incapable of stopping him.
Lamar Jackson emerged from the locker room, saved the game and maybe Baltimore's season. Back on the field after being sidelined by cramps, Jackson threw a 44-yard touchdown pass to Marquise Brown and then set up Justin Tucker's 55-yard field goal with two seconds left, helping the Ravens to a wild 47-42 win over the Cleveland Browns that helped them stay in the playoff picture. A Monday night game dripping with playoff intensity delivered with endless drama and stunning twists. Tucker, who made 70 straight field goals inside 40 yards before he missed last week, had plenty of distance on his kick to give the Ravens (8-5) a much-needed win. It was a gut punch for the Browns (9-4), who had rallied from a 14-point deficit to take the lead while Jackson was out.
The Kansas City Chiefs hung on to beat the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, 22-17, and advanced to the AFC Championship to play the Buffalo Bills. The Chiefs needed to rely on backup quarterback Chad Henne to win the game. Henne came in for Patrick Mahomes in the third quarter after the star quarterback was ruled out of the game when he appeared to hit his head hard on the ground trying to scramble for a first down. The backup would lead the Chiefs to a field goal on that drive but throw a terrible interception to Karl Joseph on the next. Kansas City's defense would step up and force the Browns to punt about midway through the fourth quarter.
Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Chicago Bears kicked off the start of Week 5 with a Super Bowl revenge match between Tom Brady and Nick Foles but a growing number of positive coronavirus cases forced the NFL to make several schedule changes. The NFL issued a statement Sunday afternoon announcing major changes to the regular season which will impact nine teams throughout Week 11. BRONCOS COACH: VIRUS OUTBREAK SHOWS WHO THE'WHINERS ARE' The Denver Broncos game at the New England Patriots, originally scheduled for Sunday and then moved to Monday night after more positive tests, will now be played next Sunday afternoon.
The NFL is making major coronavirus protocol changes, including team facilities shutting down for two days after games; NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre weighs in on'Fox and Friends Weekend.' Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns can do more than just run the ball, and the NFL's longest active playoff drought is moving closer to an end after 18 seasons. Mayfield threw for a season-high 334 yards with all four of his touchdown passes in the first half, and the Browns scored the first 17 points before holding on to win their fourth straight, 41-35 over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. With both chasing AFC playoff berths, the Browns looked like the team leading a division -- they are second in the AFC North behind the unbeaten Pittsburgh Steelers -- as they improved to 9-3 for the third time in their expansion era. The Titans (8-4) came in leading the AFC South and left tied after the Colts beat Houston 26-20, though Tennessee still has the better division record. The Titans fell apart after a bad fourth-down spot on their opening drive.