For the Ravens, today's game is as much about the up-and-comers in the AFC North -- Jackson and Mayfield, Humphrey and Garrett -- as it is about the veterans in the twilight of their career. bsun.md/2s0kEo5 (via @ChildsWalker )
Tony Jefferson told @JosinaAnderson pregame that Ravens had seen Gregg Williams' comments about treating today like a playoff game. Said Jefferson: "Playoffs? What type of playoffs are they talking about? Are they talking about the Cleveland Cavaliers?" bit.ly/2VqWiS6
Tony Jefferson also told @JosinaAnderson a Browns player called Ravens to say, "We are going to ruin your playoff chances." Jefferson: "This little sense of confidence that they have is really pissing me off. I'm going to go off on this game because we do not appreciate that."
At halftime, the Patriots and Texans lead comfortably. If the results hold, the highest the Ravens can finish in the AFC is No. 4. They'd likely face the Chargers in Baltimore next week -- unless the Chiefs somehow lose to Oakland (4:25 p.m. game).
And we have our rookie QB duel here in Baltimore as Lamar Jackson answers Baker Mayfield's TD pass with two sensational runs on #Ravens scoring drive. Jackson is the boxer who can't stand to get hit without punching right back.