Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns Grades and Recap
By Brett Foote
Sep 21, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith (89) makes a long reception against Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden (23) and strong safety Donte Whitner (31) during the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Ravens won 23-21. Mandatory Credit: Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports
The Ravens pulled out their second consecutive victory and first road win on Sunday against the Browns, but it wasn’t exactly a decisive one. Both teams took turns leading the game until a huge catch by Steve Smith put the Ravens in field goal position, where Justin Tucker hit the game winner with no time left on the clock.
But a win is a win, and this ain’t your grandfather’s Browns for sure. This is a team that knocked off the Saints at home last week after giving the Steelers a run for their money in Pittsburgh. And as we predicted, they gave the Ravens all they could handle, falling just a little short at the end.
Certain position groups, like the defense, seemed to regress quite a bit after week two. But the running game stayed strong, and the passing game did just enough to keep the chains moving. As we always do, we took an in depth look at how each unit performed and assigned a letter grade. Here are your Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns grades for week three.