BALTIMORE– The Cleveland Browns lost their 10th game of the season to the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night. Josh McCown threw two interceptions in the 7-28 loss.
The Browns used a timeout after just 5 seconds and before the first play of scrimmage. They became the first team to use two timeouts in the first 5 minutes of a game since 2013.
While it was scoreless after one quarter, there were a few bright spots. Newly-acquired linebacker Jamie Collins got his first sack as a Brown.
Rookie Briean Boddy-Calhoun picked off Joe Flacco in the end zone for his second interception this season.
In the second quarter, a 41-yard drive by the Ravens resulted in a field goal.
On the next possession, the Browns drove down the field with a few run plays and a 13-yard pass to Terrelle Pryor. A pass interference call helped move the ball as well. Browns rookie quarterback Cody Kessler wrapped up the drive with a 25-yard pass to Seth DeValve for the touchdown.
Baltimore kicked a field goal to end the half, making the score 7-6.
Cleveland struggled to start the second half and was forced to punt. The Ravens capitalized as Flacco went no-huddle and lead the team downfield for a touchdown.
The Browns replaced Kessler with Josh McCown, who completed a pass to Gary Barnidge before being intercepted.
Baltimore took over at Cleveland’s 40 yard line. But Browns cornerback Joe Haden picked him off in the end zone. That’s Haden’s third interception this season.
With McCown at quarterback, the Browns ran three plays for 9 yards and were forced to punt.
Flacco took the Ravens from the 43 to 11 yard line, where he threw a short pass up the middle to Steve Smith Sr. for the score. The Ravens went for 2 and got it.
McCown threw another pick, this time on a pass intended to Terrelle Pryor. The Ravens turned around and got another touchdown.
On the next Cleveland possession, Terrell Suggs stripped the ball from McCown. It was recovered by Baltimore.