For the first time since 2007 the Ravens lost to the Browns, ending their 11th straight consecutive winning streak. Harbaugh also lost his first game in his history with a team after a bye week.
Baltimore, we have a problem.
Here’s a quick review of the disaster of a game.
The Ravens offense couldn’t quite get on rhythm. Joe Flacco was the leading rusher with 25 yards, followed by Ray Rice with 11 carries for 17 yards. The rushing game is vital to any offense and if the Ravens expect to improve, this should be their area of focus. Joe Flacco threw 41 times, completing 24 of them for 250 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception.
The defense eliminated the Browns go-to receiver, Jordan Cameron, holding him to one catch of four yards. Browns wide receiver Greg Little, however, had a big night hauling in seven catches for 122 yards. Daryl Smith led the Ravens with nine total tackles and a sack. Terrell Suggs had a good night as well, compiling seven total tackles and one sack.
The Browns scheme for special teams was to limit the touches of the Raven’s kick returners. Jacoby Jones only had two chances to return kickoffs while Tandon Doss had four opportunities for punt returns. Both players played well, they just had limited opportunities. Justin Tucker booted a 51 yard field goal to help the Ravens. Overall solid play on special teams for Baltimore
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Written by Brandie
Brandie is a graduate from Utah State University where she competed as a Division 1 gymnast. Growing up in the DC area Brandie has always been a fan of the Baltimore Ravens and is honored to have the privilege to write about them.