Sep 15, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Cleveland Browns kicker Billy Cundiff (8) warms up before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M

Browns - Ravens: 1st Quarter Notes and Evaluations

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For each of the quarters we will post some significant notes and our evaluation.

Ravens 1st Possession

  • Testy start to the game as the Browns shut down the Ravens on 1st and 2nd then Phil Taylor flagged for 15 yard penalty for hitting Ray Rice in the helmet.
    • For the Browns showing attitude and not fearing the Ravens is a great sign for the team. The Ravens are normally very respectful and cautious on offense, leaving the attitude to the defense. Interesting to see the change.
  • Early in the first drive Browns DBs seem to be taking away the deep ball.
    • This has left underneath throws open for Flacco.
  • Rookie Barkevious Mingo gets his 1st sack.
    • Mingo hit Flacco as the QB hit his back foot on his drop. Quick rush against the bigger Bryant McKinnie should work and setup the swim or spin move later.

Browns 1st Possession

  • Tight End Jordan Cameron with a big 53 yard reception on Browns first play.
    • Cameron’s big Week 1 may not be a fluke, he was wide open, but Weeden was given time to find him.
  • Weeden looked for the good route runner Devone Bess but no one was open.
    • Cameron and Richardson were off the field on the key 3rd down play, doesn’t seem like the best personnel decision.

Ravens 2nd Possession

  •  3 and out for the Ravens
    • Impressive stand by the Browns defense that should continue to gain respect around the league.

Browns 2nd Possession

  • Travis Benjamin returns to the 33 yard line.
    • Where the punt was caught a great return by Benjamin to get Browns decent starting field position.
  • On 3 and 2 Browns with a delay of game, punt 1 play later.
    • Team didn’t break the huddle until 10 left on play clock, not a good sign for Weeden or coaching staff.

Ravens 3rd Possession

  • Ravens get a first down but drive fizzles out.
    • Browns pass rush and lack of Rice on the field leads to Ravens punt.

Browns 3rd Possession

  • Browns get a first down after starting inside of the 10 yard.
    • 2 solid positive runs by Richardson and the solid route runner Bess led to a first as the 1st quarter comes to an end.

 

Scoreboard: Browns 3 Ravens 0

Check here after the  2nd Quarter ends.

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