BALTIMORE RAVENS

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RECORD: 2-0

NEXT OPPONENT: at Jacksonville Jaguars

GAME INFORMATION

LOCATION: Cleveland, Ohio

BETTING LINE: 3.5

OVER/UNDER: 43.5

CLEVELAND BROWNS

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RECORD: 0-2

NEXT OPPONENT: at Miami Dolphins

FINAL LINE SCORE

Team 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Final Score
Baltimore 2 10 7 6 25
Cleveland 20 0 0 0 20

BALTIMORE RAVENS STATS

1st Downs 22
Total Plays 71
Total Yards 382
-Passing 302
— Completions / Attempts 25-45
—Yards per Pass 6.7
-Rushing 80
—Attempts 26
—Yards per Carry 3.1
Penalties 4 – 29 yards
Turnovers 2
Time of Possession 30:59

TOP PASSER: Joe Flacco- 25-45, 302 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT

TOP RUSHER: Terrence West- 11 carries, 42 yards

TOP RECEIVER: Dennis Pitta- 9 receptions, 102 yards

TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYER: Zachary Orr- 10 total tackles, 7 solo

PLAYER OF THE GAME

Joe Flacco

PLAYER STATS: 25-45, 302 yards, 2 TDs, 2 INT

While Joe Flacco started off slow and threw two interceptions, he finished the game strong helping his Ravens get the victory. After the first quarter, he put his team in scoring position numerous times. Not only did he throw for two touchdown passes, but he advanced the ball into the Browns territory resulting in nine points by means of three Justin Tucker Field Goals. He showed poise throughout the game and came back to not let his interceptions affect the rest of his game.  His best moment of the game came on the opening drive of the second half when he led his offense down the field, throwing for a 17-yard touchdown pass to Mike Wallace to bring the game within 1 point. Flacco finished with a QB rating of 72.7 while completing 56% of his passes.

CLEVELAND BROWNS STATS

1st Downs 17
Total Plays 59
Total Yards 387
-Passing 242
— Completions / Attempts 20-33
—Yards per Pass 6.7
-Rushing 145
—Attempts 23
—Yards per Carry 6.3
Penalties 8 – 59 yards
Turnovers 2
Time of Possession 29:01

TOP PASSER: Josh McCown- 20-33, 260 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT

TOP RUSHER: Isaiah Crowell- 18 carries, 133 yards, TD

TOP RECEIVER: Corey Coleman- 5 receptions, 102 yards, 2 TD

TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYER: Demario Davis- 9 total tackles, 4 solo, 1 TFL

BALTIMORE RAVENS POSITION GROUP RATINGS

OFFENSIVE LINE: 7- The Baltimore offensive line offered good pass protection as Flacco was rarely hit, but their rush blocking was average at best.

TIGHT ENDS: 7- The tight ends did decent blocking and had a couple of receptions for decent yardage.

RUNNING BACKS: 6- West and Forsett struggled to run the ball with each back having  sub-4 YPC.

QUARTERBACKS: 7- Flacco struggled at first but finished strong throwing for two touchdowns.

WIDE RECEIVERS: 7-The wide receivers performed well and there were very few dropped balls.

DEFENSIVE LINE: 9- The defensive line penetrated the Browns offensive line often resulting in McCown having to play with an injured left shoulder.

LINEBACKERS: 8-Also, provided good penetration and pressuring McCown.

SECONDARY: 6- The Browns had some big plays against them early on, but they still managed to get 2 interceptions.

SPECIAL TEAMS: 10- A nice Devin Hester Kick Return, a blocked PAT return, and 3 field goals all helped change the tide for the Ravens and propelled their path to victory.

COACHING: 9- Harbaugh did a good job of remaining calm after an early deficit and calling the right plays to get his team back in the game.

GAME ANALYSIS

The Cleveland Browns came out of the gate looking like they were going to dominate the Baltimore Ravens Defense. Josh McCown looked fairly good throwing for 2 touchdown passes and Isaiah Crowell’s 85-yard touchdown run was the longest run ever given up by a Ravens defense.  Corey Coleman shined while getting the first two touchdowns of his NFL career. That is when it started going downhill for the Cleveland Browns. After Corey Coleman’s second TD reception, the PAT was blocked and returned 62 yards for 2 points. The Browns then missed a field goal later on in the first half. While throwing two interceptions, Joe Flacco played well the rest of the game throwing for 2 touchdowns and Justin Tucker made three field goals. The Ravens defense did better in the second half picking McCown off twice and not allowing the Browns to put together any meaningful drives like they did in the first quarter. The medical staff checked out McCown twice during the game as the Ravens defense laid several hits on the quarterback who played most of the second half with his non-throwing shoulder hurting. With roughly three minutes left in the game, McCown led the Browns down the field with a chance to win the game. Terrelle Pryor caught a long pass and got out of bounds with 27 seconds left on the play. The Ravens were called for holding on the play; however, the refs gave Pryor a very questionable taunting penalty resulting in offsetting penalties. The following play, McCown was intercepted near the goal line and Baltimore sealed the victory with a QB sneak on their own 1-yard line with 12 seconds remaining and the Browns not having any timeouts left.

CLEVELAND BROWNS POSITION GROUP RATINGS

OFFENSIVE LINE: 5- While the Browns did alright with their run blocking, their poor pass protection resulted in a battered McCown.

TIGHT ENDS: 7- After a poor Week 1 performance, Gary Barnidge redeemed himself by netting 4 catches for 37 yards.

RUNNING BACKS: 8- Crowell averaged 7.4 YPC while managing to rush for an 85-yard TD–the longest run given up in Ravens history.

QUARTERBACKS: 7- While McCown started the game on fire and finished the game with a promising drive, he got bruised up pretty good and threw for 2 interceptions, including one that ended the game.

WIDE RECEIVERS: 8- Cleveland’s Wide Receivers made some big catches down the field resulting in 260 yards through the air.

DEFENSIVE LINE: 7- The defensive line did well with stopping the run, but only managed to hit Flacco 5 times with an average day pass rushing.

LINEBACKERS: 7- The linebackers did well as they had several tackles on the day.

SECONDARY: 6- The secondary managed to pick the ball off twice, but still allowed 302 yards through the air.

SPECIAL TEAMS: 5- A blocked PAT return and a missed field goal shifted momentum early on and greatly impacted the turnout of the game.

COACHING: 6- Hue Jackson managed the game fairly well, but an ill-advised challenge  and a clock management mistake costed his team late.


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Team Manager for Armchair Browns , The Armchair All-Americans LLC
My name is Jacob Gurney and I have always been considered to be “athletically average.” But being a quick learner, I soon accrued an expansive knowledge of the various sports I played growing up. For example, I learned that I am horrible at catching fly balls under pressure and that I can’t dribble a basketball to save my life. Through sports I have gained not only an appreciation for the game, but I have learned valuable lessons as well. I am a die-hard Ohio State Buckeyes fan and I truly believe that college football is life. In addition to the Scarlet and Gray, I root for the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Cleveland Browns. Growing up a Cleveland fan in rural Northwest Ohio, the most important lesson that I have learned is how to cope with being eternally disappointed and emotionally distraught. Articles will not only be laced with humor, but will also display a willful perpetuation of the endless revolution of many Ohio professional sports fan sentiments—a cycle which constantly fluctuates among unrealistic optimism, aggressive confusion, and numbing sorrow.
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Team Manager for Armchair Browns , The Armchair All-Americans LLC
My name is Jacob Gurney and I have always been considered to be “athletically average.” But being a quick learner, I soon accrued an expansive knowledge of the various sports I played growing up. For example, I learned that I am horrible at catching fly balls under pressure and that I can’t dribble a basketball to save my life. Through sports I have gained not only an appreciation for the game, but I have learned valuable lessons as well. I am a die-hard Ohio State Buckeyes fan and I truly believe that college football is life. In addition to the Scarlet and Gray, I root for the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Cleveland Browns. Growing up a Cleveland fan in rural Northwest Ohio, the most important lesson that I have learned is how to cope with being eternally disappointed and emotionally distraught. Articles will not only be laced with humor, but will also display a willful perpetuation of the endless revolution of many Ohio professional sports fan sentiments—a cycle which constantly fluctuates among unrealistic optimism, aggressive confusion, and numbing sorrow.

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