CLEVELAND (WJW) – The Cardiac Kids needed a jumpstart. However, the Cleveland Browns were unable to get a win against AFC North Division foes Baltimore Ravens in Week 7, losing 23-20 Sunday afternoon.
The team has now lost four in a row and is now 5-2 on the season.
The Browns took the lead early. Nick Chubb walked it in for a touchdown. Watch it here.
Baltimore answered with a 32-yard field goal. Browns kept the lead 7-3.
The score was 10-3 after Cade York’s 41-yard field goal with :18 left in the first quarter. Myles Garrett took down Ravens QB Lamar Jackson with a 7-yard sack to end the quarter. That’s three sacks in the last five quarters for Garrett.
After the Browns defense’s huge stop inside the Ravens’ 20 in the 2nd quarter, Baltimore settled for their second field goal of the game narrowing the Browns’ lead with a score of 10-6.
For the first time in the game, the Ravens took the lead after a 7-yard touchdown from Gus Edwards with two minutes left in the 2nd quarter.
Brissett recovered his own fumble after he was sacked at the 50. The opportunity for a field goal is lost at the end of the first half, with the Ravens holding the lead at 13-10.
The Browns started the second quarter off in true Browns fashion, with the Ravens able to capitalize and move the score to 20-10.
Cleveland tried to answer near the end of the quarter but were only able to garner a 37-yard field goal from Case York (his second successful kick of the day).
But in the start of the fourth quarter the Ravens brought their lead up back to 10 with a 55-yard field goal from the one-and-only Justin Tucker that was right down the middle. The score moved to 23-13.
The Browns then announced that TE David Njoku was out with an ankle injury after having a big day with seven catches.
However, Kareem Hunt was able to bring the hope back to Browns fans with a touchdown. The extra point was good and the score moved to 23-20.
Down by three and with one time out, the Browns pick up a fumble by the Ravens, but were unable to move that far down the field. Cade York had to attempt a near-impossible 60-yard field goal and was not successful, after the officials called a penalty on the Browns that even the NFL announcers were questioning.
The score stayed the same, and the Ravens are the AFC North leaders, while the Browns are at the bottom.
The Browns desperately now need a win against the Cincinnati Bengals before they head into a bye week in Week 9.
Here’s the official list of inactive Browns players for Sunday’s game:
- #8 QB Kellen Mond
- #10 WR Anthony Schwartz
- #21 CB Denzel Ward
- #59 T Joe Haeg
- #74 T Chris Hubbard
- #77 G Wyatt Teller
- #98 DE Isaac Rochell
Quarterback Deshaun Watson is still scheduled to return in Week 13 when the Browns head to Houston to face the Texans.