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Flowery Branch's Shaw throws for 177 yards in NFL debut

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Former Flowery Branch High School standout Conner Shaw made his NFL debut Sunday, completing 14 of 28 passes for 177 yards in a losing effort as the Cleveland Browns fell to the Baltimore Ravens. The win propelled the Raves into the AFC playoffs as a wild-card entry.<br /> <br /> With quarterbacks Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel out with injuries, Shaw made his NFL debut for Cleveland. He had spent most of the season on the Browns' practice squad. The Browns were also without suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon, and they placed cornerback Justin Gilbert on the inactive list after the rookie reportedly showed up late for a team meeting.<br /> <br /> But someone forgot to inform Cleveland it had no business hanging with a team playing with a postseason berth on the line.<br /> <br /> The Browns took a 10-3 lead in the third quarter when Shaw went 3 for 3 during an 80-yard drive. Shaw scrambled in the pocket before connecting on a 49-yard completion to rookie Taylor Gabriel, who started in place of Gordon. <br /> <br /> (AccessNorthGa.com's Ken Stanford contributed to this story.)<br /> <br />
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