Five Cleveland Browns who found their stocks up following the team’s dismantling of the Baltimore Ravens on the road to take over first place.
My how the narrative has changed. When every sports talk show crowned the Baltimore Ravens as AFC North champs after beating lowly Miami and Arizona, Baker Mayfield and company put everyone in check.
The Browns hung up 40 points on the dirty birds, to pull to 2-2. Say it because we haven’t been able to say it…well ever. The Browns are in first place, thanks to the tie breaker.
In victory, the Browns also accomplished the rarity of beating the Ravens in Baltimore. Only a couple of occasions come to mind of this happening: Tim Couch and Jamel White pulling off some magic back in 2002, and of course, the Phil Dawson “Stansion game.”
No lucky bounces were needed in this one, however, as the Browns matched the Ravens defensively in the first half before cranking things up in the final two stanzas.
In all, Cleveland totaled 530 yards of offense, which is the team’s most yardage the team’s racked up in 12 years. That was Week 2 of the 2007 campaign when Derek Anderson engineered 554 yards of offense.
The Ravens are far from perfect, as John Harbaugh’s squad gave up more than 500 yards for the second straight week, having played Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs last week.
Beating the Ravens is as sweet as it comes for Browns fans jilted by the organization’s move to Baltimore back in 1995. The Dawg Pound’s been beat down a lot since then, so these just feel so good.
These five Browns saw their stocks soar as Cleveland handed John Harbaugh just his fourth defeat (19-4 career record) at the hands of our beloved orange helmet.