Here's what you need to know when the Ravens play the Browns at 4:25 p.m. Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium.
With the Ravens trying to rewrite recent history and several signature players facing their possible last games in Baltimore, it's natural to look backward going into Sunday's season finale. But the Ravens and Browns will also offer a compelling glimpse at the AFC North's future.
"He's really let the players come into their own and not really try to force anything to happen,” left tackle Ronnie Stanley said.
Only one Ravens team has finished No. 1 in scoring defense and total defense. And only one NFL team hasn't made the playoffs with both top-ranked units.
More decisions than the one to start Lamar Jackson at quarterback contributed to the Ravens turning their season around to move within a game of making the playoffs.
Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson still has flaws but is far better than the rookie who stepped onto the practice field in the spring.
The past year has been a rocky one for the Ravens, but it will be all good if they take care of business against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
Lamar Jackson and Baker Mayfield, the rookie quarterbacks for the Ravens and Browns, respectively, will meet as on-field adversaries for the first time, but have been tight for a while.
Outside linebacker Terrell Suggs said, “We’ll cross every bridge when it comes to” making a decision on whether his 16-year career is drawing to a close.
With their 26-18 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, the Browns (7-7-1) completed the biggest turnaround in franchise history. C
The Ravens have been here before: in a position to make the playoffs with a late-season victory against a division opponent. This time they vow to seal the deal.
Leading the AFC North for the first time since Week 6, the Ravens (9-6) can claim the division Sunday for the first time since 2012 with a win at home Sunday in their regular-season finale over the Cleveland Browns (7-7-1) or a loss by the Steelers (8-6-1) to the visiting Cincinnati Bengals (6-9).
The Ravens' regular-season finale against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday has been pushed back to a 4:25 p.m. kickoff, the NFL announced Sunday night. The game was initially set to start at 1 p.m.