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Matt Judon jokingly steps in to accept Lamar Jackson's Ravens MVP award

Matt Judon jokingly steps in to accept Lamar Jackson's Ravens MVP award

The Ravens' season has been a fairy tale so far this year. They've got the AFC No. 1 seed locked up, boast the highest-scoring offense in the league and are favorites to win the Super Bowl.  

Ahead of the playoffs, the local Baltimore media voted on Ravens' team MVP. To nobody's surprise, the winner was...Mathew Judon?

Right before the winner was announced, Judon jokingly stepped on to the podium to accept the award, much to the amusement of everyone in the room. 

Obviously, the actual winner was league-MVP frontrunner Lamar Jackson, who's earned first-team All-Pro honors as well. In addition to Jackson, five other Ravens were All-Pro, four of them being first-team.

Jackson won the team award unanimously. Judon is a stud himself, earning Pro-Bowl honors this season for the first time in his career.

These playful antics are emblematic of the team bond formed throughout the year. Whether it's Justin Tucker breaking out the 'Bop' dance or Mark Ingram doing just about anything, the Ravens have been winning in the most fun way possible. 

While the shattered records and league honors are nice, the Ravens' sole focus is on the Lombardi trophy. 

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Capitals at Hurricanes: Time, TV Channel, how to watch

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Capitals at Hurricanes: Time, TV Channel, how to watch

For the third time this season, the Hurricanes and Caps face off. Carolina has won both meetings so far this season, including a 6-4 victory December 28th. 

The Hurricanes have had the Caps number dating back to last year's playoffs, where they took Washington out in a seven-game first-round series.  

The Caps are looking to end their losing streak against Carolina. They fell to the Islanders Tuesday 4-3, their first streak of outright losses all season.

Here's everything you need to know going into the matchup.

How to watch Capitals at Hurricanes

What: Washington Capitals vs. Carolina Hurricanes

When: Friday, January 3rd, 7:30 p.m. ET

Where: PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina

TV Channel: Capitals-Hurricanes game will be broadcast on NBC Sports. (NBC Sports channel Finder)

Radio: Caps Radio 24/7, WJFK 106.7 FM

Injury Report

Capitals: TBA

Hurricanes: TBA

Players to Watch

D John Carlson: Leading the league in points among defensemen, Carlson is looking to increase his lead against the Hurricanes. With 50 points on the year, he's got 11 more than 2nd place.

G Braden Holtby: Holtby has allowed 9 goals in the past two games, both Caps losses. He'll have to pick up his play if he doesn't want to lose starts to rookie Ilya Samsonov.

D Dougie Hamilton: Carolina's best defenseman, Hamilton is fourth in the league in points at his position at 37. This is his opportunity to close the gap between him and Carlson. 

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Sources: Kevin O'Connell among members of coaching staff interviewing with Rivera

Sources: Kevin O'Connell among members of coaching staff interviewing with Rivera

This story has been updated.

In the wake of the Ron Rivera hiring, at least a handful of the current Redskins staff will be given the opportunity to interview with Rivera, sources told NBC Sports Washington's Julie Donaldson.

The headliner here is offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell, the highly regarded offensive coordinator. He took over play-calling responsibilities when Jay Gruden was let go in October. 

As Donaldson points out, the staffing situation is still developing as Rivera works to put together his own staff and members of this season's Redskins' coaching staff consider their options. 

On Wednesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Rivera was bringing on Jack Del Rio as the defensive coordinator.

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