Baltimore Ravens lose to the Browns: The mostly bad and the ugly
The Ravens inability to finish drives was the top frustration of the first half. The purple and black were dominating the game. They went into the halftime intermission with a 6-3 deficit. It was a rather uneventful first half offensively. When the Ravens had a chance to get into the end zone, Flacco forced a pass and was intercepted on a short pass to the end zone.
The Ravens talked about leaving points on the field last week. This week the same thing could be said. Baltimore had a chance to put this game out of the Browns reach before halftime. Instead the Cleveland crowd finished the first half ready to party.
The Ravens were down 6-3 in the start of the second half when Joe Flacco connected with John Brown on a clutch third down play. It looked like it was the start of a promising possession; speaking of possession, Buck Allen fumbled on the very next play. In a game of inexcusable moments, this was a real “Oh come on moment.” The Ravens shot themselves in the foot at every turn and this led to a field goal for the Browns.
The game would eventually go to overtime where the Ravens lost on a last second field goal. The Browns had big plays on the final drive that put the Ravens in a bad spot. Baker Mayfield won the day on a game winning drive. The Ravens could have won this game if they played their best football. In the end, they didn’t even come close to doing their best and that’s the ugliest thing about all of this.