Ravens lead Browns in a defensive struggle

AP

The Browns are keeping it closer than most expected, but the Ravens have taken an early lead in a Thursday night defensive struggle in Baltimore.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Ravens finally got on the board with a six-play, 85-yard drive that culminated in an 18-yard touchdown pass from Joe Flacco to Torrey Smith. The Ravens, who missed the extra point after their touchdown, then extended their lead to 9-0 with a 45-yard field goal from Justin Tucker.

But the Browns’ offense finally showed a sign of life late in the second quarter with an 11-play, 94-yard drive that ended with Trent Richardson scoring from one yard out. Unfortunately for the Browns, that came on their sixth offensive possession — after they had punted on their first five offensive possessions. The Browns would go on to punt on their next possession as well.

The Browns are going to need more than just one productive possession from their offense, or else the Ravens’ 9-7 halftime lead will prove to be insurmountable.

24 responses to “Ravens lead Browns in a defensive struggle

  1. I saw at least two PI’s that were not called, also Weeden bounced the ball right off the head of his offensive lineman on a play and there was no call (illegal touching should have been called if the refs knew what they were doing). There was a player that took a massive hit to the head. There was a bad spot where they had to stop play to respot the ball and the refs can’t control the players as there’s been multiple plays where players have had their helmets ripped off.

    That’s the halftime report if the replacements were still in there.

  2. Apparently not everyone is excited the regular officials are back. Seems like Flacco is crying for calls every other play.

  3. If the ravens lose to the worst team in the nfl, will people stop acting like they are a good team? And who will ray Lewis, flaco, and coach blame with the real refs back now. God I hope they lose.

  4. The downside about Joe Flacco being in the no huddle offense is that the offense forgets about Ray Rice. Joe Flacco will be more successfull if he gets Ray Rice 10 rushing attempts and 2 receptions per half. A quarterback driven league is a nice salespitch but it does not work for every team.

  5. Well they lost, but I was wrong, Weeden did give them a chance to win there at the end. Good job right before the end there guy! That last play was a real stinker though – you throw the ball into the stands?

  6. All you yahoos griping about the ravens make me laugh. They are 3-1 with 2 divisional wins and a win over the Pats, but they are way overrated. What a bunch of know nothing pretenders. Stop with the jealousy already. Not everyone can have Ozzie running their draft board

  7. How many more passes can Flacco just blindly chuck up, hoping for either the WR to bail him out or the flag?

    Wow that dude gets away with a LOT.

    This game was simply about Cleveland receivers not being able to hold onto the ball. And once again, Flacco didn’t really matter.

  8. onebucplace says:
    Sep 27, 2012 10:09 PM
    I saw at least two PI’s that were not called, also Weeden bounced the ball right off the head of his offensive lineman on a play and there was no call (illegal touching should have been called if the refs knew what they were doing). There was a player that took a massive hit to the head. There was a bad spot where they had to stop play to respot the ball and the refs can’t control the players as there’s been multiple plays where players have had their helmets ripped off.

    That’s the halftime report if the replacements were still in there

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    Learn the rules, then post. No illegal touching because Weeden was hit and it impacted the trajectory of the ball. Same thing should have been called when Weeden was hit and they called grounding.

  9. ampatsisahypocrite says: Sep 28, 2012 1:00 AM

    How many more passes can Flacco just blindly chuck up, hoping for either the WR to bail him out or the flag?

    Wow that dude gets away with a LOT.

    This game was simply about Cleveland receivers not being able to hold onto the ball. And once again, Flacco didn’t really matter.
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    350+ yards, passing TD, rushing TD, in a game decided by 7 points…you’re right, he didn’t matter. (do these people even read what they are writing?)

  10. Love football , I don’t miss many games , but the reality is this game was over before it started . took a pass on this one .

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