Ravens come away with sloppy victory over Browns
Lamar Jackson passed for one touchdown and the Baltimore Ravens overcame his career-worst four interceptions to post a 16-10 home win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday night.
Mark Andrews caught a touchdown pass as Baltimore (8-3) maintained a one-game lead over the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC North. Justin Tucker kicked three field goals while Jackson completed 20 of 32 passes for 165 yards and added 68 yards on the ground on 17 attempts.
The Ravens limited a powerful Cleveland rushing attack to 40 yards on 17 carries. The Browns entered the game ranked second in the NFL at 156.8 yards per game.
Baker Mayfield completed 18 of 37 passes for 247 yards and one touchdown for Cleveland (6-6), which has dropped five of its last eight games. David Njoku caught a touchdown pass and Jarvis Landry had six receptions for 111 yards.
Grant Delpit, Ronnie Harrison Jr., John Johnson III and Denzel Ward had interceptions for the Browns, while Myles Garrett recorded his 14th sack to match the franchise record set by Reggie Camp in 1984.
Odafe Oweh and Patrick Queen recovered fumbles for the Ravens, who outgained Cleveland 303 to 262 and controlled the ball for 37:04.
Browns standout Nick Chubb had only 16 yards on eight carries.
The game’s first touchdown came when Baltimore drove 75 yards on nine plays to start the second half. On third-and-10 from the Browns’ 13-yard line, Jackson was heavily pressured and drifted back to the Cleveland 35 before Andrews got open in the middle of the end zone and caught the scoring strike to give the Ravens a 13-3 advantage.
The Browns answered with 39 seconds remaining in the quarter when Mayfield tossed a 20-yard scoring pass to Njoku.
Tucker’s third field goal, a 49-yarder with 1:10 remaining, gave Baltimore a six-point lead.
Tucker kicked two field goals as Baltimore led 6-3 after a sloppy first half that included five turnovers — three interceptions by Jackson for the Ravens and two lost fumbles by Cleveland.
Tucker booted a 52-yarder to get Baltimore on the board with 24 seconds left in the opening quarter. He added a 25-yarder with 3:53 left in the half before the Browns got on the board when Chase McLaughlin’s 46-yard attempt caromed off the left upright before going through with 1:02 left in the half.
Browns standout right tackle Jack Conklin departed in the first quarter due to a right knee injury.
–Field Level Media