Browns hang on to defeat Ravens 24-22

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Baltimore didn’t have quarterback Lamar Jackson for most of the game.

The Browns held a 24-9 lead at the start of the fourth quarter.

And still, the Ravens nearly pulled off a stunning comeback.

Running back Latavius Murray scored a 1-yard touchdown with 8:56 left in the contest to make the score 24-15 after a failed two-point conversion. Then tight end Mark Andrews scored an 8-yard touchdown with 1:17 left in the contest to put the score within two points.

Baltimore recovered its onside kick to keep the slim hopes alive. But Jadaveon Clowney sacked backup quarterback Tyler Huntley on second down. And cornerback Denzel Ward tackled receiver Rashod Bateman well short of the sticks on fourth down to effectively end the game, giving the Browns a 24-22 win.

Jackson left the game with an ankle injury at the start of the second quarter and was unable to return. After he limped off the field and was examined in the medical tent, he was carted to the locker room. Jackson was ruled out at the start of the second half.

Huntley acquitted himself well in relief, finishing the game 27-of-38 passing for 270 yards with a touchdown. He also rushed six times for 45 yards.

But he lost two fumbles, one of which led to a key score later in the first half. Browns defensive end Myles Garrett strip-sacked him deep in Baltimore territory and returned the ball 15 yards to the end zone for a touchdown.

That gave Garrett 15.0 sacks on the season, which set a new franchise record.

Quarterback Baker Mayfield finished the game 22-of-32 passing for 190 yards with a pair of touchdowns and an interception. Nick Chubb had 17 carries for 59 yards. Kareem Hunt had to leave the game with an ankle injury and did not return.

The Browns will have a short week, as they host the Raiders next Saturday. But at 7-6, Cleveland’s playoff hopes remain alive.

If the Bengals beat the 49ers, the Ravens will end Sunday in second place in the AFC North. Baltimore will host Green Bay next Sunday.

13 responses to “Browns hang on to defeat Ravens 24-22

  1. This Ravens team really plays hard despite circumstances. So unlucky with more injuries and they make no excuses. Credit to Harbaugh.

    Impressed by Huntley. Browns fortunate in the end. Couldn’t score second half.

  2. Stefanski needs let the OC call the damn plays and get his head out of that laminated card. He is getting out coached each week.

  3. carloswlassiter says:
    Give the Ravens credit, they don’t quit.
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    They didn’t have to. The Browns tried to do it for them.

  4. Huntley threw for 270 yards and the Ravens scored more than 20 points for the first time in more than a month. And yet Ravens fans still tell us Lamar is the reason why they’re so great. Lamar had 3 drives today of 3 and outs. He completed 4 passes for 17 yards. One was for 11 yards though so the other 3 went for 6 yards. He literally makes one read now and then takes off. He doesn’t even try to throw the ball down field. Sad.

  5. Huntley actually looked pretty good so they might be better without One-Read Lamar. Their last four games are Packers, @Bengals, Rams, and Steelers. I think they have to find a way to win two of those. It’s doable but if the RB misses a few games it’s going to be a tall order.

  6. No idea who is running the Browns offense, but a guy averaging 200 yards passing and under a TD a game is wretched. Stop playing not to lose the game. On the other hand, I’ll still take Mayfield over Jackson. He plays injured. Doesn’t miss games because of illness or the bubble guts, definitely wouldn’t have sat out a a divisional tilt over a sprained ankle. Stefanski needs to turn over play calling to the OC. Bet if he would’ve signed a deal before the season and not hedged on himself, he wouldn’t be pressing to earn less than what the Browns originally offered now.

  7. The Ravens cannot pay Lamar $40mm. He’s worth maybe $10-15mm purely as a runner who can throw from time to time. The Ravens and their fans are stuck back in 2019 when the gimmmick offense surprised defenses and worked well in the regular season. It’s never worked in the playoffs, Lamar is regressing fast, and actually getting worse as a thrower, not better. And if he loses simply a half-step his value as a RB drops a ton. Just look at his stats in his last 7 games. He’s either the worst or 2nd worst QB in the league in that stretch. It’s not a slump, it’s harsh reality.

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