Ravens shock Browns
December 4, 2015
Monday night, Matt Schaub and the Baltimore Ravens defeated Josh McCown and the Cleveland Browns 33-27 at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Ravens overall record has improved to 4-7 while Cleveland has fallen to 2-9. Baltimore is currently third in AFC North, while the Browns remain in fourth place.
The Ravens will play on Sunday in Miami against Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins. Miami is currently 4-7.
Cleveland will also play on Sunday against their division rivals, the Cincinnati Bengals, who are currently 9-2.
Matt Schaub, who is with his fourth team, completed 20 out of 34 passes and had 232 yards passing on the night. Schaub had two touchdown passes and two interceptions that game.
Javorius Allen was Baltimore’s leading rusher that game. Allen carried the ball 12 times for a total of 55 yards with his longest carry of the game a 21-yard run.
Kamar Alken was Schaub’s number one target for the night catching six passes for a total of 80 yards. He had one touchdown with his longest reception of the game a 27-yard catch.
Josh McCown, who was played in favor of Johnny Manziel, threw for 212 yards on the night. He completed 21 out of 38 passes and had one touchdown.
Former Hurricane, Duke Johnson, led the Browns in rushing. Johnson ran the ball seven times for just 27 yards with his longest run at seven yards.
Tight end Garry Barnidge led the team in receiving. Barnidge caught seven passes for a total of 91 yards with his longest reception of the night a 30-yard catch.
Cleveland had everything going right for them. They did a pretty good job of holding down the Baltimore offense and I figured they’d pull through on this one.
The defensive line was a nightmare for Matt Schaub, but while they were attempting to do a last second field goal to win the game, everything went to the wrong way. The kick was blocked as Baltimore’s Will Hill scooped the ball and ran it back for a 64-yard touchdown. Ouch.
Maybe they should’ve just gone into overtime, and beat the Ravens there. But that’s the past. It’s going to be a long week for Browns fans.