The Browns scored three touchdowns in the first 10:20 of Sunday’s game vs. the Ravens. The Browns didn’t score again.
After no-showing the first quarter, the Ravens dominated most of the game’s final 35 minutes, scored 25 unanswered, then preserved their second victory with a goal line interception in the closing seconds to win, 25-20.
The Browns led 20-0 on Corey Coleman’s second touchdown catch, but the extra point was blocked and returned for two points by Ravens rookie cornerback Tavon Young. The defense tightened from there, and Joe Flacco kept the offense moving. Mike Wallace caught two touchdown passes from Flacco, and Justin Tucker provided the only fourth quarter points on a pair of field goals.
After a controversial taunting penalty on Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor in the final 30 seconds, Ravens linebacker C.J. Mosley picked off an ill-advised throw by Browns quarterback Josh McCown to seal it.
McCown and Coleman kept the Browns moving, and Coleman finished with five catches for 104 yards. But he also had a bad unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in the fourth quarter that cost the Brown 15 yards and ultimately led to a missed field goal.
Flacco was 25-of-45 for 302 yards with the two touchdowns. He was intercepted twice by Joe Haden.
McCown was 20-of-33 for 260 yards and also had two touchdowns and two interceptions. Isaiah Crowell got 85 of his 133 rushing yards on his first quarter touchdown run that goes down as the second-longest scoring run in Browns history.
The Ravens are at the Jaguars next week. The Browns are at the Dolphins.