In a classic AFC North matchup between the Cleveland Browns (6-3) and the Baltimore Ravens (7-3), things went all the way down to the wire with the former securing a 33–31 victory over the latter with a walk-off field goal as the time expired.
The Ravens took a commanding 14–0 lead but then did nothing at all to prevent the Browns from rallying in the next three quarters as they outscored the Ravens 33-17 and closed the distance in the division standings down to a meager half-a-game gap with Ravens and Bengals facing each other next TNF.
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh was disappointed with the performance, although his playcalling (along with the calls made by OC Todd Monken and DC Mike Macdonald, obviously) and game management were hardly good if at all.
"I thought we played very hard, we fought, we competed, but we did not play well enough," Harbaugh said per Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic. “We did not play the kind of winning football that we need to play to win a game like that."
Harbaugh mentioned "all three phases and the coaching staff," when addressing what caused Baltimore to go from a 14-0 lead to the eventual 33-31 final score and loss. "We have to put it behind us," Harbaugh said, "It’s a long season in the NFL. You have games like this."
The Ravens limited Deshaun Watson to a 1-of-9 start passing the ball, but the Browns mounted an impressive comeback, scoring 24 second-half points, including a decisive pick-six against Lamar Jackson that brought them just one point shy of tying the game before Dustin Hopkins proceeded to kick the game-winning field goal with the time expiring.
In other news and comments, Harbaugh didn't provide any injury update after the game regarding Marlon Humphrey (ankle) and Ronnie Stanley (knee) situations after both were forced off the game.
There should be an official update later today in the first injury report ahead of the TNF matchup against Cincinnati.