Final: Browns 10, Baltimore 24
BALTIMORE — The Cleveland Browns were trailing the Baltimore Ravens 21-7 at halftime on Sunday.
In his NFL debut, Cleveland quarterback DeShone Kizer went up against the Pittsburgh Steelers, whose reputation for playing rugged defense began long before the Browns rookie was born.
Having survived that test, Kizer on Sunday faces the Baltimore Ravens, whose similarly renowned defense opened the season by forcing five turnovers in a 20-0 rout of Cincinnati.
Asked what the main areas of improvement are for Kizer in his second start, Head Coach Hue Jackson said, “Absolutely, the sacks. The sacks and getting the ball out of his hand a little bit better, I think that is kind of his lifeline right now. He can’t keep taking all of those hits. He has to do a better job of managing that, getting the ball out of his hands and just executing the offense.”
Kizer left Sunday’s game with a migraine in the second quarter. The Browns initially said his return was “questionable.” He returned in the third quarter, though.
Browns left tackle Joe Thomas hasn’t missed a single play during his career, logging 9,996 consecutive offensive snaps. He reached an unprecedented 10,000 in a row Sunday in the first quarter against the Ravens in Baltimore.