Browns Lose Again

The Browns lost to Baltimore 20-14 on Saturday.

Cleveland trailed 20-0 before scoring 14 unanswered points to get back into it. In the final moments of the game the Browns had a chance to get the ball back, but on 4th and 2, rookie Phil Taylor jumped offside, giving the Ravens a first down and allowing them to run out the clock. Cleveland falls to 4-11 with the loss.

Other notes from the game:

  • Wide receiver Joshua Cribbs recorded a career-long 84 yard punt return for a touchdown. It was his third career punt return for a score and 11th total kick return touchdown of his career, which is the fifth-most in NFL history. It was his first punt return for a touchdown since the 2009 season opener when he returned one 67 yards against Minnesota on September 13. It was his first kick return for a touchdown since he recorded two kickoff returns for touchdowns at Kansas City on December 20, 2009. Cribbs has totaled 20 career touchdowns; two rushing, three on punt returns, seven receiving and eight on kickoffs.
  • Tight end Evan Moore recorded a season-high five receptions for 35 yards, including a six-yard touchdown.
  • Rookie wide receiver Greg Little recorded four receptions for 40 yards. He is leading the team this season with 61 receptions for 709 yards. His reception total is the second most by a Browns rookie, trailing wide receiver Kevin Johnson's 66 in 1999. Little's receiving yard total is the fourth-most by a Browns rookie.
  • Running back Peyton Hillis rushed for a season-high 112 yards. He now has seven career 100-yard rushing performances and today marked the first time he eclipsed the 100-yard plateau since he totaled 108 at Buffalo on December 12, 2010. Today also marked just the 27th time that a player has rushed for 100-yard or more against the Ravens since 1999. Hillis is the first to accomplish the feat against the Ravens since Seattle's Marshawn Lynch rushed for 109 yards earlier this season, on November 13.
  • With Hillis' 112 yard output today along with running back Chris Ogbonnaya's 115 yard rushing performance against Jacksonville on November 20 earlier this season, it marked the first time the Browns has two individual players reach the 100-yard rushing mark in the same season since 2009 when running backs Jerome Harrison and Jamal Lewis accomplished the feat.
  • Linebacker D'Qwell Jackson tied for the team lead with seven tackles today. He is leading the team this season with 145 stops.
  • Defensive linemen Ahtyba Rubin recorded his fourth sack of the season, which is a career-high mark and tied for second-most on the team. He also tied for the team-lead today with seven total stops.
  • Defensive back Sheldon Brown recorded his second interception of the season. He has recorded at least one interception in all 10 of his NFL seasons and has 23 in his career. Brown has played in 159 consecutive regular season games, a figure which currently ranks sixth among all active defensive players.