The Browns wished just one touchdown and a pair of key defensive performances to earn a win over their divisional rival.
The Browns defeated the Ravens 13-Three on Saturday at FirstEnergy Stadium, giving them their third win throughout the ultimate four weeks.
QB Deshaun Watson made his third start for the Browns at quarterback and achieved 18 of 28 cross makes an try for 161 yards, and one touchdown — one different improved effectivity as he continues to look out his footing as a result of the start QB. He moreover rushed four situations for 23 yards.
After sluggish begins from every offense, the Browns found the spark they wished throughout the third quarter behind an interception by Denzel Ward, who intercepted QB Tyler Huntley when the Ravens had been driving into the crimson zone. The Browns turned Ward’s INT proper right into a touchdown with a 12-play, 76-yard drive that ended with Watson hitting WR Donovan Peoples-Jones for a 3-yard score — Watson’s second TD of his Browns career.
That ended up being the one touchdown the Browns wished to stay ahead as a result of the safety managed to take care of the Ravens off the scoreboard of their remaining six drives of the game.
Ravens Okay Justin Tucker missed two space targets for the first time since 2018 throughout the sport. His first miss was a 48-yard space function that hooked left as time expired sooner than halftime, and his second was due to a block by DT Jordan Elliott throughout the third quarter that saved the score at 13-3.
Okay, Cade York moreover missed a pair of space targets — one from 38 yards and one different from 46 yards. Every miss occurred throughout the fourth quarter. York accomplished 2-for-4 on space targets, and his conversions from 47 and 23 yards had been nonetheless pivotal for the Browns on the scoreboard.
The win over the Ravens means the Browns have defeated all of their AFC North opponents on the very least as quickly as in a season since 2019. Their report is now 6-Eight with three video video games left throughout the frequent season.
Second, that mattered most: The Raven’s offense opened the second half with a promising drive that reached the Browns’ 15-yard line. Then, Ward stepped within the entrance of a short cross from Huntley and snagged his second interception of the season. It gave the Browns a spark that not solely led to a touchdown on the following drive, however moreover one different takeaway as a result of the Browns recovered a fumble from Ravens WR Demarcus Robinson on the following drive.
Participant of the game: Watson. In his home debut in a chilly — and, at situations, snowy — environment at FirstEnergy Stadium, Watson commanded the offense properly. He appeared even sharper on his throws than within the ultimate two video video games and used his legs to make performances, along with a 17-yard run throughout the fourth quarter. Watson’s effectivity is precisely what the Browns need throughout the primary December, cold-weather video video games at home.
Stat of the game: 3. That’s what variety of drives the Ravens managed to push contained within the Browns’ 31-yard line, and all three of those drives ended with zero components. A turnover-on-downs missed space function and interception saved the Ravens out of the tip zone and off the scoreboard in important scoring alternate options.
The game was decided when: The Ravens had been unable to complete an prolonged cross on fourth-and-13 with 3:06 left. Ward virtually snagged his second interception of the game on the play, nevertheless, it didn’t matter as a result of the Browns nonetheless obtained the ball once more.
What’s subsequent?: The Browns will play their remaining home sport of the season on Christmas Eve and subsequent Saturday in the direction of the Saints. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. from FirstEnergy Stadium.