BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Ravens clinched a division win Sunday by defeating the Cleveland Browns 26-24 in a close game.
This will be the Raven’s first appearance in the playoffs since 2014.
The Ravens moved into the top spot in the AFC North with their win against the Chargers last Saturday, and it was up to a win against Cleveland or a Steeler’s loss to win the AFC North division.
The Steelers beat the Cincinnati Bengals 16-13, meaning the Ravens had to win to get into the playoffs. This factor added some heat to the team in the final moments of the game, particularly as the Browns began to catch up before ultimately losing by two points.
Lamar Jackson got a lot of love Sunday afternoon, including from rapper Kodak Black, who was seen sporting the quarterback’s jersey and cheering him on before the game, posted in a video by the Ravens.
The Ravens will host the Chargers in Baltimore next weekend. Tickets are now on sale for the Wild Card Playoff game kicking off at 1:05 p.m. Sunday on WJZ.
Ravens fans couldn’t contain their excitement.
“We did it! We did it! Number one! Go Ravens!” A fan said.
[WJZ Reporter:] “How nervous were you in there?”
“I was nervous, I was nervous! But I am happy now. Go Ravens!” Another Ravens fan said after the game.
There were bittersweet moments for Browns fans as well.
“That’s ok. I live in Baltimore, so I’m glad the Ravens are going,” A Browns fan said.
From downtown Baltimore to Brass Tap in Towson, all eyes were glued to big screens all across the region.
“I think if we get through this we will go all the way,” Another Ravens fan said.