Week 14 was ushered in with more good fortune for the Cleveland Browns.
The Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the Minnesota Vikings in Thursday Night Football.
The loss drops the Steelers to 6-6-1 in the AFC North.
The Browns need to do their job on Sunday and beat the Ravens to jump to 7-6.
I would have to think the #Browns are rejuvenated after the Bye week after seeing the playoffs basically fall into their laps if they take care of business. Time to put it all together
— Dave Zastudil (@zasty9) December 10, 2021
Check out my TikTok video talking about the keys to the Ravens game and my bold prediction.
Here are the Browns Nation news and notes for Friday, December 10, 2021.
1. Nick Chubb Nominated For Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award
For the third consecutive year, running back Nick Chubb is the Browns’ nominee for the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award.
This award recognizes integrity and respect of the game and the opponents.
Each team nominates one player.
A committee consisting of Warrick Dunn, Pro Football Hall of Famer Curtis Martin, 2014 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award winner Larry Fitzgerald, and Leonard Wheeler will evaluate the team selections with the purpose of slimming down the ranks to 4 AFC and 4 NFC candidates.
Current players will vote on the 8 finalists, but they are not allowed to vote for their own teammate.
The winner is announced at February’s NFL Honors telecast.
Nick Chubb has been named the #Browns nominee for the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award for the third year straight.
The award is given to a player who best demonstrates qualities of sportsmanship such as fair play, respect for the game and opponents, and integrity in competition.
— Camryn Justice (@camijustice) December 9, 2021
2. Van Pelt Says Mayfield Looks Healthier In Practice
The bye week provides physical and mental benefits.
Earlier in the week, Baker Mayfield said he is feeling much better physically.
Offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt says that Mayfield’s movement and practices earlier in the week show that he is feeling better.
#Browns OC Alex Van Pelt said the way Baker Mayfield practiced Monday and Wednesday was an indication to him the QB is feeling much better coming off bye.
— Nate Ulrich (@ByNateUlrich) December 9, 2021
3. JOK On Defensive Game Plan Vs. Ravens
Though the wait was arduous, the reward has been excellence.
Cleveland finally has a dominant presence at linebacker.
His name is Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah. pic.twitter.com/uArd21ZlzL
— Nick Karns (@karnsies817) December 3, 2021
Rookie linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah spoke on Thursday about the defensive game plan against the Ravens.
Using the analogy of plaster, JOK said the defense needs to stick with the play until it is over.
JOK has been a lightning rod in this defense.
His speed and ability to react and get to the play even if it is breaking far from him have been a joy to watch this season.
— Tom Withers (@twithersAP) December 9, 2021
TGIF Browns Fans!
In two short days, the Ravens come to town!