Baltimore Ravens lose to the Browns: The mostly bad and the ugly
The Baltimore Ravens got nothing out of the Lamar Jackson experiment did not pay off in this game. They allowed Jackson to throw a pass and it wasn’t pretty. They wasted a play in a failed red zone try with the fake jet sweep to Jackson. The Ravens wasted a lot of chances in this game. The Ravens made a good job to get into field goal position at the end of the half. The Ravens had a field goal blocked. It was a special teams blunder that wasn’t acceptable. This gave Cleveland so much momentum going into the second half with a 6-3 lead.
The Ravens defense had actually had a great first half performance. Every time it looked like Cleveland was going to get it going, Don Martindale’s unit came up with a big time stop. The Ravens only gave up one costly drive at the end of the first half. The Ravens should have had more than 3 points on the board.
Michael Crabtree had some problems with drops in this game. His drops really put the offense in bad spots. You know what those two drops in the first half meant? It meant two first downs the Ravens didn’t get. Crabtree was supposed to be the Ravens number one receiver. He was supposed to be the player that Flacco could lean on. He made some good plays in the game but it is the plays that he didn’t make that impacted the game the most.