Ravens hold on to defeat Browns 23-20

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For a little bit, it looked like the Ravens might blow another double-digit, fourth-quarter lead.

But that did not end up being the case in Week Seven, as Baltimore held on to defeat Cleveland 23-20.

The Browns had a chance to score late in the fourth quarter when down by three, but a pair of penalties wiped chances off the board.

Receiver Amari Cooper was called for offensive pass interference on third-and-2 that negated a 34-yard touchdown. Then kicker Cade York was set up for a 55-yard touchdown. But a questionable false start penalty before the field goal attempt moved things five yards back. York’s 60-yard attempt was blocked, essentially sealing the victory for Baltimore.

Ravens running back Gus Edwards played well in his 2022 debut, coming off a torn ACL. He rushed for 66 yards on 16 carries, scoring two touchdowns.

Quarterback Lamar Jackson was 9-of-16 passing for 120 yards, adding 59 yards on the ground. The Browns actually shut out tight end Mark Andrews, who was questionable to play. He had no catches on two targets.

Browns QB Jacoby Brissett was 22-of-27 for 258 yards but lost one of his two fumbles. Nick Chubb had 91 yards on 16 carries with a touchdown. Kareem Hunt also had a 2-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.

The 4-3 Ravens have a quick turnaround, as they will go to play the 3-4 Buccaneers on Thursday night.

The 2-5 Browns will host the 4-3 Bengals next Monday night.

19 responses to “Ravens hold on to defeat Browns 23-20

  1. Bad team gets bad calls as Refs secure the win for Baltimore. Thanks for the middle finger, Mr. Steratore,

  2. No one will want to play Baltimore in January. They will be healthy then and ready to dominate the AFC.

  3. Browns got screwed plain and simple. Pass interference was phony and the Ravens were clearly offsides. What a load of crap.

  4. Browns were competitive, but Baltimore is still just the better team, plain and simple. Ya that seemed like a bad call at the end, but don’t forget that we lost a fumble at our own 20 in the 3rd quarter. You could just as easily look at that for the reason we lost. We are 2-5 for a reason.

  5. The only bad thing about the Browns losing games is that if they start winning when serial sexual harasser Watson plays, he will be given a hero’s welcome by many Cleveland fans.

  6. That rookie QB Zappe put up over 300 yards, 2 TDs and 38 points against the sorry Browns defense, so I am sure Lamar must have had a field day. Especially given how amazing as a thrower he’s become this season. 120 yards throwing? That has to be a typo, right? How have Lamar’s last 4 games been for the guy you keep telling us is the MVP of the league?

  7. On 4th and 5…..the Ravens clearly jump offsides (and made contact)……might have been a 1st down…..we’ll never know and there will be zero accountability or transparency as always…..before anyone says the center moved the ball, remember that the replay showed he did not AND they didn’t call the false start on the center.

    I get that the NFL is punishing the Browns for Watson….it’s just hard to watch and not realize this is slowly becoming the WWE.

  8. Wah! Wah! Wah! Crying about the offsides. How bout Clowney with a horse collar tackle AND roughing the passer on the same play. That’s why he was apologizing to LJ after. ZERO CALL. Win some, lose some.

  9. Browns gonna Brown. Luckily for them Brissett spotted Watson two wins so Watson can finish the season with his usual four wins.

  10. Ravens fans are incredibly silent about their QB these days after screaming at us in the beginning of the season. Quite a difference 4 games make. He’s now back to being near the bottom of the league in all the major QB stats. The team doesn’t trust him to throw the ball any more. This may not end very well.

  11. First down with two timeouts in Ravens 41 yard line with 1:50 left on the first half clock. 5 yards puts them in Yorks range. Three pass plays called: two sacks and a 5 yard completion to Hunt on 3rd and a mile so they punt on 4th and 14. They have the league’s top running game. Absolutely maddening why Stefanski continually puts the game in Brisset’s hands.

  12. ravensjay says:
    October 23, 2022 at 5:56 pm
    Wah! Wah! Wah! Crying about the offsides. How bout Clowney with a horse collar tackle AND roughing the passer on the same play. That’s why he was apologizing to LJ after. ZERO CALL. Win some, lose some.
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    Except the video replay showed no evidence of a horse collar and no evidence of a late hit….. and they literally picked up a flag and a blow to the head on Brissett…. and he got hit once three steps after releasing a pass on that last drive…..so either have sone credibility or don’t post.

    Congrats….your team won today…..but let’s not act like the refereeing was “straight down the middle”. That’s just ridiculous.

  13. Like Jeremy Khan said. This was a “can’t lose” game. All that matters is the Ravens win. Yes we have issues. Let’s continue to work on them.

  14. The Ravens almost browns’d against The Browns. But I’ll take a division W no matter how ugly.

  15. DeefenseWins says:
    October 23, 2022 at 6:54 pm
    Ravens fans are incredibly silent about their QB these days after screaming at us in the beginning of the season. Quite a difference 4 games make. He’s now back to being near the bottom of the league in all the major QB stats. The team doesn’t trust him to throw the ball any more. This may not end very well.

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    You’re right. Just like all the haters were shutting their mouths the first few weeks. What do you expect? Lamar is regressing right now for sure. But we ALL know what he is capable of. So I’ll just leave it there.

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