Browns rally from down 14 to shock Ravens
Posted on: 12 Nov, 2023 at 09:43 PM
Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Dustin Hopkins drilled a game-winning 40-yard field goal as time expired as the Cleveland Browns completed a stunning comeback for a 33-31 victory over the host Baltimore Ravens on Sunday afternoon.
Hopkins redeemed himself after missing the point-after following Greg Newsome II's 34-yard pick-6 with 8:16 remaining that pulled Cleveland (6-3) within 31-30.
Gus Edwards had provided Baltimore (7-3) with a 31-17 advantage with 11:34 to play when he scored on the ground from 1 yard out, but the Browns responded emphatically.
Deshaun Watson directed a six-play, 75-yard drive that took just 2:37, capping it with a 10-yard touchdown pass to Elijah Moore.
Just 41 seconds after Moore's scoring catch, Newsome came down with the pick, and Cleveland rode that momentum to the surprising victory.
Watson completed 20 of 34 passes for 213 yards with the TD and one interception for the Browns, who got 107 yards on 17 carries from Jerome Ford. Amari Cooper had six receptions for 98 yards.
Lamar Jackson finished with 223 yards, a touchdown and two picks on 13-for-23 passing as the Ravens saw a four-game winning streak come to an end.
Zay Flowers had five catches for 73 yards for Baltimore, which didn't have any of its four rushers accumulate more than 41 yards.
Jackson gave the Ravens some breathing room on the opening drive of the second half, closing a six-play, 78-yard march with a 40-yard scoring strike to Odell Beckham Jr. that put Baltimore ahead 24-9.
Cleveland followed with a monster drive that ate 10:09 of clock, and it ended successfully as Kareem Hunt punched in a 3-yard score. Watson then rushed into the end zone for a two-point conversion that cut the Browns' deficit to eight.
Hopkins kicked a pair of second-quarter field goals -- from 28 and 23 yards -- to pull Cleveland within 17-9 by halftime.
Baltimore found itself up 14-0 just 4:47 into the game thanks to an 18-yard pick-6 from Kyle Hamilton and Keaton Mitchell's 39-yard touchdown run.
Hopkins got the Browns on the board with a 36-yard field goal later in the first quarter, but Justin Tucker answered with a 37-yarder to make it 17-3.
--Field Level Media