McCown’s Record Day Leads Cleveland Browns to Rare Win Over Baltimore Ravens

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Oct 11, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) throws during the first quarter against the Cleveland Browns at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

About The Ravens

You can’t fault Joe Flacco and the offense for the Ravens first loss to Cleveland at home since November of 2007. The Ravens’ 377 total yards with 181 on the ground showed Baltimore could move the ball against a struggling Browns defense. But the Ravens gave up an astounding 505 total yards and 457 from a 36 year old journeyman quarterback. Makes you wonder how much they miss the leadership of guys like Haloti Ngata and Ray Lewis.

Sure, the Browns have a good offensive line, but the Ravens are actually better. Go back and watch the way they gave Forsett and Buck Allen room to run. Watch the interior of the line. Guards Keleche Osemele and Marshall Yanda just mauls defenders at the point of attack. That’s the way the Browns hyped up offensive line should be playing.

If the Ravens needed another reason to worry about their play today, the 12 penalties for 98 yards won’t help either. Those are the types of mistakes a 1-5 team makes, which we’ve seen in the past from our own Cleveland Browns. John Harbaugh is a good coach and the Ravens have better talent than this. Makes you wonder how the Browns needed overtime to win.

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