Browns beat Ravens 12-9 in overtime
CLEVELAND — The Browns earned their first Sunday win in years and their first divisional win since they beat Baltimore on October 11, 2015.
After a rough Sunday in Oakland last week, the Cleveland Browns returned home to face the Baltimore Ravens in a key AFC North game.
“This division is a tough division to play,” quarterback Baker Mayfield said, “You have to be able to run the ball when people know you are running the ball. It is a physical mentality up here, especially when the weather is starting to set in here pretty soon. We have what it takes. We just have to get better. We have to keep improving each week and learning from our mistakes.”
At the end of the first quarter, the Ravens led the Browns, 3-0. Denzel Ward saved a potential Ravens’ touchdown in the second quarter with an interception.
With less than a minute left in the first half, Rashard Higgins scored a touchdown. The Browns led 6-3 at the half after the missed kick.
The Cleveland Browns were first to score in the 3rd quarter. Placekicker Greg Joseph kicked a 35-yard field goal. The Browns led the Ravens 9-3 at that point.
The Ravens tried to close the point gap with just 56 seconds left in the quarter. Placekicker Justin Tucker kicked a 25-yard field goal, raising the score 9-6.
The Browns led by 3 points at the end of the 3rd quarter.
During the fourth quarter Browns’ wide receiver Rashard Higgins suffered a knee injury. Officials said it was unlikely that he’ll return to the game.
With just 56 seconds to play, the Baltimore Ravens tied up the game after Justin Tucker scored a 32-yard field goal. The score was 9-9.
The Cleveland Browns entered overtime for the third time this season after the fourth quarter ended in a 9-9 tie.
Placekicker Greg Joseph kicked a 37-yard field goal for the winning score of 12-9.
The Browns beat the Ravens for the first time in three years.
“It is huge for confidence,” Mayfield said, “I think that we have been in this situation a lot. No, it has not gone our way. We had one tie and a loss – two losses. It is good to see the other side of it. Once we get into the situation, we have been there before but able to come out with it. Just keep pushing. We were frustrated that we did not score as many times as we wanted, but we never gave up. Our guys believed in it.”