The Ravens beat Jackson’s four wits, beat Brown 16-10

The Ravens beat Jackson’s four wits, beat Brown 16-10

Baltimore – Lamar Jackson provided a brilliant highlight during a poor performance, and a 13-yard touchdown pass to Mark Andrews in the third quarter was enough to lift the Baltimore Ravens to a 16-10 win over the Cleveland Browns Sunday night.

Jackson threw four interceptions in his career in this bug-packed game, but the only touchdown in Baltimore was a memorable one. After struggling with a Cleveland pass rush all night, Jackson rushed all the way to about 35 yards before turning a pass over the middle into a remarkably open Andrews in the end zone.

This made it 13-3, and the Ravens (8-3) held out for the top spot in the AFC standings.

“I should go to the Steelers,” Jackson said. “There are six games left in the season.”

Cleveland (6-6) couldn’t get its running game—which entered the top-ranked league—against the Baltimore Defensive Front. Nick Chubb only managed 16 yards on eight gigs, and Karim Hunt had 20 yards on seven attempts.

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“The run was very good and we ran against boxes that were so loaded,” Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said. “As a fast criminal, we’ve done a better job than that.”

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh improved to 18-2 in prime time at home and 23-4 overall against Brown.

Baker Mayfield threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to David Njoku late in the third quarter, but Cleveland did not score again. Until 13-10, the Ravens took over with 6:28 left in the game and nearly ran out the rest of the time. A pending call on guard Ben Powers helped stop that drive, and Justin Tucker’s 49-yard goal pushed the lead to six with 1:10 to play.

Browns never got their first touchdown in their final drive.

This was a far cry from December, when these teams played one of the most exciting games of the 2020 NFL season – the 47-42 Ravens victory in Cleveland. This time, a quiet first half turned into a series of errors towards the end of the second quarter, including five turnovers in the final 3:04.

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The Ravens used an 8:41 outside of the clock in 17 games, but settled on a field goal and went 6-0 after goalkeeper Kevin Zeitler made a foul start in fourth and the goal from 1. Brown led. to Baltimore Territory, but gave the ball away in a trick play. Receiver Jarvis Landry took a shotgun and moved as if to throw, but was hit and tripped.

The Browns responded quickly with a meal of their own, when a pass was passed from Jackson to Denzel Ward to intercept him. Cleveland turned that spin into a field goal.

Jackson was intercepted again, giving the Browns the ball at Baltimore 28 with 56 seconds left. Two games later, Mayfield lost the ball – no one was credited with a forced tumble – and the Ravens recovered close to midfield.

Jackson threw his third interception for the quarter with 21 seconds left.

Cleveland’s errors were not limited to the end of the first half. Chase McLaughlin missed a field goal from 46 yards in the first quarter and then the Browns kept the Ravens’ drive alive when they called up too many men on the field as Baltimore lined up to make it into fourth and second. own 33.

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What was notable about that was that Cleveland had just called a timeout after substitution issues surfaced in fourth. Then Brown went out of time and called up a lot of guys on the field anyway.

Tucker fired in from 52 yards at the end of that possession to give the Ravens a 3-0 lead.

injuries

Hunt was in his first game after injuring his calf. … The DT Ravens missed Calais Campbell (concussion) match. … Cleveland T Jack Conklin, who came back from an elbow injury for this game, injured his knee in the first quarter. He tried to walk very cautiously, but then his right knee seemed to recede.

the following

Brown: Next weekend, then face the Crows again in their next match in a scheduling game. That game is on December 12th in Cleveland.

Ravens: Play another Major League opponent next Sunday when the Ravens are in Pittsburgh.

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