CLEVELAND -- Joe Flacco still has plenty left in the tank. The 38-year-old Super Bowl XLVII MVP tossed his third touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter to give the Cleveland Browns a 28-14 lead over the Jacksonville Jaguars early in the fourth quarter.
Facing fourth-and-3 from the Jaguars' 41-yard line, the Browns opted to go for it instead of punting. With the rush bearing down on him, Flacco found David Bell wide open in the middle of the field. With no one around him, Bell turned and raced untouched for the touchdown.
Flacco is the first Browns quarterback with at least three touchdown passes of 30 yards or more in a single game since Brian Sipe did it in 1980.
Flacco started the game Sunday on fire. He completed his first four passes, capped with a 34-yard touchdown pass off a third-and-1, play-action toss to tight end David Njoku.
Flacco, who signed with the Browns last month following the season-ending shoulder injury to Deshaun Watson, is making his second start of the season with Cleveland.
Last week, he became the oldest player ever to throw a touchdown pass for the Browns.