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Joe Flacco celebrates touchdown by performing the Mannequin Challenge

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On Thursday night, the Baltimore Ravens defeated the Cleveland Browns 28-7 in what turned out to be a very one-sided game in the second half.

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco may have been slow to get points on the board in the first half, but he certainly took off once the break was over and helped his team pick up their fifth win of the season, placing them at the top of the AFC North.

However, it was after one of the three touchdown passes he threw on the night that Flacco excelled, as he produced one of the best touchdown celebrations you'll see this week.


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After completing his first touchdown pass of the night to tight end Darren Waller in the third quarter, the tv coverage panned over to the Ravens quarterback to see him perform a fist pump but then freeze. 

That's right, Flacco was performing the Mannequin Challenge, the latest craze to take over the internet where groups of people stop in motion, like a freeze frame in a play, acting like mannequins.

It's a great celebration, and he reflected on it on the team's website after the game saying: "I probably looked like a big-time idiot, and I’ll get made fun of when I go upstairs to see my family and all that, but it was fun.

"Like I said, I probably looked like an idiot. But that’s part of having fun. When you’re out there and you’re winning football games, it’s a lot of fun."

It's a good job that he didn't perform it in a group with his teammates, otherwise, the referees probably would have flagged him for excessive celebration, like they have been doing with a lot of touchdown celebrations this season.

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