Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns | FirstEnergy Stadium | Nov. 3, 2013
BROWNS VICTORIES AGAINST DEFENDING SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS SINCE 2008
OPPONENT DATE VENUE SCORE
N.Y. Giants 10/13/08 FirstEnergy Stadium W, 35-14
Pittsburgh 12/10/09 FirstEnergy Stadium W, 13-6
at New Orleans 10/24/10 Superdome W, 30-17
Baltimore 10/3/13 FirstEnergy Stadium W, 24-18
MOST RECEPTIONS BY A BROWN
IN FIRST NINE GAMES OF A SEASON
Player Pos. Year Total
1. Kellen Winslow TE 2006 56
2. Ozzie Newsome TE 1984 53
Mac Speedie WR 1952 53
4. Jordan Cameron TE 2013 50
Ozzie Newsome TE 1983 50
6. Ozzie Newsome TE 1982 49
MOST RECEIVING YARDS BY A BROWNS TE
IN FIRST NINE GAMES OF A SEASON
Player Year Total
1. Kellen Winslow 2007 703
2. Ozzie Newsome 1981 642
3. Ozzie Newsome 1982 633
4. Jordan Cameron 2013 600
5. Ozzie Newsome 1984 580
Browns Head Coach Rob Chudzinski
"It's a big win for us, for our organization and our guys in the locker room, a real team win. We were able to make the plays when we needed to on offense, defense and on special teams. Everybody had a hand in that victory. I give Baltimore a lot of credit in that game. They continued to battle back. They showed the type of team that they are, and as I've said all along this week, they're Super Bowl champs and there's a reason for that. I think our team and our guys showed the type of toughness and resiliency that they've shown all season. That's no surprise to me from my standpoint. We were able to do what we needed to do, as I mentioned before, and really rise up to this challenge. I think there was a lot of positives from the game just looking at it. I think offensively, we were able to get some drives, put some drives together (and) score early on. I thought that was key in the game. Red-zone offense was very good. I thought that the job (QB) Jason Campbell did again this week, and just looking at it, he was hurting out there, and he was able to keep fighting through and was able to make some huge plays. He made some big-time throws and was able to convert on some fourth downs and really make some key plays for us to get the win. I think our defense in the first half was excellent and really played well, short of that last drive there that they had. (P) Spencer Lanning punted very well against a great return team. Again, I think that our guys, when it was a time to win, they were able to go and make the plays and get it done. There was some things that, obviously, were not as good that we'll continue to work on and improve on. Early on, we used a couple timeouts. We need to be more efficient in those situations with substitutions and so forth. We'll get that corrected. I think we lost our composure at a couple of points and got some penalties that were unnecessary, but these are all things that we can correct. Again, it's one game. This gives us a nice chance to have nice momentum going into the bye week and where we can focus on what we need to do going forward and getting ready for the last seven games."
On what went into the decisions to go for it on fourth down:
"The one early, down at the goal line was fourth-and-1. I felt good about what we had game-plan wise to be able to score. I think it was important in this game for our guys to have the mentality to play to win. That drive, I think, exemplified that, and we were able to convert on it fortunately and get the score on it. The one late in the game, fourth down as well, we had an opportunity on fourth-and-1 or fourth-and-short, maybe a little more than one on that one. We had the opportunity to take the game at that point, and it was a potential punt situation, but Baltimore was playing so well and was able to drive so well. I felt good about our guys and us being able to convert and get that first down right there. Jason made a whale of a play. He scrambled, bought himself time, (WR) Davone (Bess) kept working to get open and (it was a) huge play."
On why he called plays to WR Davone Bess on both fourth down plays, despite his performance against Kansas City:
"Because I trust him and because I know the type of person he is that he's going to bounce back from the week before. You get to know people and you get to trust people and feel about them in this way, and Davone Bess is one of those people."
On second thoughts on going for it on fourth down in the fourth quarter:
"No, we were going for it all the way. It was just a matter of the play selection."
On if there was a conscious effort or emphasis on how the team played with ‘swagger':
"This is a tough division. The teams we're going to play in this division and have played in this division are outstanding. I mentioned and talked about it earlier in the week, we've been a kid brother in this division for a long time. You have to go play, and if want to change that, then you have to go do things to change it. I think that the guys' approach this week was outstanding. They believed, and it's a matter of actions and getting it done on the field, and we were able to get it done on the field today. I think that the last three weeks have taught us some things that as much as you hate losing, but you look at the three weeks and see different stretches of different games, sometimes in the first half, sometimes maybe in a quarter, sometimes in the second half where we played very well against some very good football teams. I think that overall that's helped us, and knowing that, we just have to string it together and put it together."
On if WR Greg Little's penalties added to the ‘swagger' of how the team played:
"I think that's part of a team coming out. We were very excited, fired up to play. At times maybe a little bit too much, but some of that comes with young guys and that enthusiasm, that ‘never say die', that ‘never quit' attitude. Some of that comes with it. That's the balance that I have to maintain as the head coach to make sure to have that and the positive things of that and then to keep our composure when we need to as well."
On what was wrong with QB Jason Campbell and what he showed by returning to the game:
"His ribs. He hurt is ribs, and obviously, he was able to continue. It just says a lot about him. You guys know how I feel about Jason and how he's a tough guy, he's a team guy and you can just tell. There's no way he was going to come out of that game. He was going to keep playing. Again, I can't reiterate the plays he made were huge down the stretch there."
On the conviction he had for himself and his players to go for it on fourth down when the score was 0-0:
"Yeah, we talked about it already. I feel good about what we had from a game-plan standpoint, our ability to execute those things. Again, you play a team like Baltimore, you have to make some things happen, and that's the attitude that we had going into the game. I'm going to be aggressive. It's not just a matter of being reckless, but it's a matter of being aggressive. Sometimes it's going to work; sometimes it's not going to work; and I understand that. Fortunately, it paid off today."
On Little's injury and his contribution when WR Josh Gordon and TE Jordan Cameron were covered:
"It's huge. That's the kind of team you want to have is where if it's a Josh or if it's Jordan, if people are focusing on them and taking them away, that you have other options and those guys are producing when they have their opportunities. Greg made some great catches today, some big plays for us. His shoulder was what the issue was, and we'll get it checked out. I also have some other guys that I have to mention to you on the injury report. But again, Greg really stepped up his game today, and it was great to see."
"We had Campbell; we talked about the ribs with Jason. (TE) MarQueis Gray had a hamstring and did not return. (LB Quentin) Groves had an ankle and did not return, and (LB) Eric Martin had a knee and did not return. We'll get more details on those later. (LB Darius) Eubanks was the last one. He's being evaluated for a head injury."
On if Groves hurt the same ankle that he injured previously:
On what happened on the last drive in the first half that led to Baltimore scoring:
"I think they did a great job all day long. It's a tough offense. Obviously, (Ravens QB Joe) Flacco is one of the best quarterbacks in the league and has a lot of weapons around him. They were able to, at times, have success, which they're going to do. It's going to happen. I thought our first-half play was outstanding. The last drive was really just two big plays that we gave up, one on a double-move and the other on just a blown coverage. We'll get back, and those are things we can correct and continue to work on and get better at."
On being aggressive on fourth down and if he was as aggressive as the Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator:
"Well, I couldn't make the decisions to go for it back then [laughter]. But again, I think it's something from day one that I've talked to the team about and really worked to build that identity and that philosophy within the team. These guys understand it, and they want to be that way and want to play that way. You can say it, and you can say it, and you can talk about it but you have to do it on the field. Again, sometimes it's going to work; sometimes it's not going to work; but when it doesn't work, just know when those guys want to play that way and love playing that way and our defense wants us to play that way. Everybody buys into how we're playing and how we do it."
DB Joe Haden:
On his interception
"I got a triple move with Torrey Smith. So, I was just running back there with him. When I saw he [Flacco] threw the ball, I knew it was high. I didn't know how far it was going to go, so I saw Gibson right under it. I was just waiting behind, waiting for Gibson to get the pick and as soon as it got tipped I was like, ‘oh, thank you, my chance is now'. So I just went and tried to dive and pick it off."
On putting this game in perspective
"This is one of the biggest wins for us. When we beat Cincinnati earlier in the season; that was big. This game right here, just hearing about how they've been beating us down for such a long time and it's finally like we just stepped up and we're not accepting that anymore. Like I said before, I wasn't trying to go on them saying they weren't the Ravens of old. I was just saying it's completely new faces over there and completely new faces over here. It's a different game and it's a different time. I mean no disrespect to them at all, but they're a really good team and it was a really good game and we fought to the end."
On being the first game the Browns have put together four quarters
"Exactly. That's exactly right. We had to fight the whole game. At the end of the first half, that's not how we wanted to go into halftime. We came back out, on the first drive their offense had the ball - no points. We made sure they had to punt the ball. We felt it this whole game, that we just want them to lose. No matter what was going on, we just felt like we needed to win this game."
DL Phil Taylor:
On controlling their running game
"What they did, they changed their offense up. [Vonta] Leach probably had two or three offensive snaps, they're not going to win like that and we knew we could take advantage of them."
On if he thought he was going to break Ray Rice in half when he stuffed him
"No, man, I was just trying to get him to the ground."
On if there was bad blood with Ray [Rice] after the game
"No, after the game he came up to me and shook my hand. It was good."
On if [Joe] Flacco is the same guy as last year
"It's like Joe [Haden] said, and I said too, they're not the same team as they were last year. I don't know what's going on, but they're not the same team."
On if they had to regroup at halftime because of the Ravens' late second quarter play
"No. It's football. We'd been shutting them down the whole game and they got one play. So, we came back, started strong the second half."
DB Buster Skrine:
On restarting themselves last week at halftime against the Chiefs
"That was a big turning point for our defense. We want to be a consistent defense, we want to be the best defense overall. The whole game we're just saying ‘just keep on pounding them, keep on pounding them' and that's what we did."
On prepping themselves to defend a three point lead against Joe Flacco
"Every time we play the Ravens it's a good rivalry. The game is always close, but we came out on top today. The Ravens, they're going to fight till the end and we wanted to do the same because we wanted this win."
On beating the Ravens
"D'Qwell (Jackson) told me he beat them once. We have a young team and most of the people here have lost to the Ravens, so we're just glad to get over the hump."
On their chances in the division
"Yeah, we've got a good chance of going to the playoffs now. We've got to play Cincinnati again and the Steelers twice. So, we're just going to go in on Tuesday and build off what we've done today."
LB Paul Kruger:
On what it feels like being on the Browns' side of the rivalry after being a Raven
"It feels amazing. We've been working hard and trying to do everything we can to get some wins under our belt. Now we're at a point in the season where every game is absolutely crucial and to come out here and have a conference win like this is really important for us."
On being a key in coming out strong from his experience with Baltimore
"Our team had a lot of energy. Our defense was very focused, we knew what we had to do to win this game and it's [Baltimore] a good team and we knew it was going to take everything we had to come out here and get a win. Everybody stepped up, made some big plays and offense was just holding it down for us the whole game. It was an all-out team game and big win for us."
On getting this win going into the bye week
"We're in a perfect position right now. We just have to keep the momentum going. We prepared hard for these guys and now we'll have a little time off to get the body nice and healthy. We're right where we want to be."
On the conference being wide open with tonight's win and Cincinnati and Pittsburgh losing this week
"It seems like it. Like I said, I think we're putting ourselves in position to be right where we want to be. We just need to focus like this every game. The city gave us so much support tonight. The fans made it a hell of a game for us and against a team like that, a rival game, especially a conference game, that was just a big deal for us. "
On the first time the Browns have put together four good quarters
"I'd have to think back about it, but it seems like it. We had a lot of nice momentum going. We had some big stops. They made some good plays; that's a great team we faced. We did what it took to win the game and, golly, it just feels good. I think we've come up short a few times in the past couple weeks and so, this one means a lot, because not only did we do what we know we can do, at the same time it's a conference game."
QB Jason Campbell:
On how he was feeling
"We just had some x-rays done so we'll find out something probably later on tonight or tomorrow."
On possibly breaking some ribs
"No, I doubt that. I don't really know the severity of it yet, but I doubt that they are broken."
On the fourth down pass to Davone Bess in the fourth quarter
"It was a huge play, probably the biggest play of the game. I was so happy for him (Bess) to come back in a similar situation from a week ago and step up to make a play to get open. I couldn't be more proud of a guy. Davone made a great play and played a great game overall."
On what the original play was supposed to be on that fourth down
"It was a play that we were trying to hit the running back. I'm not even sure if I called the right play, first of all. It was a play that we were trying to get something quick and get the ball out of our hands. But we also wanted to make sure that we got the first down. I didn't want to throw it unless I knew somebody was going to be open. If we incomplete the pass, then we would have left four minutes on the clock; I said to myself that I would just have to scramble around to see if I could find somebody open."
On it being tough to operate after the big hit earlier in the game
"It was extremely hard, I tried to do the best that I could in order to help the guys around me. They gave me time to make some plays and make some throws. I kept telling them to just give me time because my ribs were really bothering and hurting me. It was bothering me on a couple of throws, but I really wanted to cut it loose and it was kind of ‘grabbing' me. I couldn't really get what I wanted to put on the ball. This league is all about pressing on. With the division that we play in, I don't think anybody at this time in the season is playing with 100 percent. There are a lot of guys that are banged up and beat up."
WR Davone Bess:
On the 4th down clutch reception
"I dropped the one last week, and that definitely went through my head so I didn't want to make the same mistake again."
On all the offensive threats being used that hasn't been recognized (Greg Little, Davone Bess)
"We have a lot of players, the coaches do a great job getting all of us looks, getting us all the ball and making plays. The more and more we all can make plays, the more versatile we can be, the harder it is to cover us."
On the coach's calls to go for it on 4th down
"That's his mindset, that's his mentality. That was one of the first things he told us when we got here. That we are going to have an attacking mindset, and whatever he dials up, we are ready."
On beating both the Ravens and Bengals at home
"We have to keep our heads down, when going into the bye week. Rest up a little bit but we have to stay the course, this is only one football game."
Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh
"Congratulations to Cleveland, I thought they deserved to win the game. We made a number of plays. The receivers came up big early in the game with some catches. I thought Jason Campbell played exceptionally well. That last play on fourth and one I think would be a good expression of how he played. Played really well, moving around, scrambling on that drive as well. We couldn't keep him corralled in the pocket like we needed too. They made two fourth and ones, the fourth and one on the goal line early and the fourth and one to extend the drive late. I thought they played well, give them credit. We did not play well enough to win, that's what we have to do a better job of."
On QB Joe Flacco being injured during the game
"No, there was no injury."
On CB Jimmy Smith
"Jimmy strained his groin. We will check him out tomorrow and see how it goes."
On the running game
"We have to figure that out. We cannot run the ball right now. That's a good front, they did a great job. We felt by spreading them out we would give ourselves a chance to run the ball. For the most part they stayed in a seven man box against the spread look we gave them. We've got to be able to throw against it. We have to be able to make some plays in the passing game. You know we aren't making plays with the run, making enough runs to open up the defense and give us a chance. It's tough to run against that look, I still think we can run against anyone. But that was the story of the game, it was ‘single hot' from them the whole game."
On the Browns touchdown pass to TE Gary Barnidge
"That was a complete error on our part. The substitution error, that's on us as a coaching staff. There were some things that we did not communicate well on, a couple times we played too loose of coverage, especially in the first drive."
On how difficult it will be to make the playoffs with a 3-5 record
"It's going to be a challenge, we are 3-5. The math says it's going to be a challenge. We've got our work cut out for us, we are going to have to win some games. We have to start winning close games. That's the number one thing, what have we won one close game this year? That's the number one thing we need to get done. You do that first of all by not losing the game. You can't put yourself in that position, you can't make the kind of mistakes that create opportunities for your opponent. We've got way too much of that throughout the course of our season."
On the defense not getting stop at the end of games
"That's exactly what I am talking about, we've got to get off the field. We play good defense the whole game, for the most part, we had some mistakes and some errors. But we're good enough to get that stop, and we have to get that stop, and we haven't done it for two or three games in a row."
On the personal foul penalties
"You are talking about [DE Haloti] Ngata's first foul. Haloti is trying to make a tackle. Haloti is in the air while Jason Campbell is in the air. Jason's running and because he (Ngata) ends up landing on him it's hard for me to understand why that's called. It's a judgment call. The referee is going to make a judgment call on that. The other one, if he [LB Daryl Smith] slams him [WR Greg Little] to the ground, that's what they are calling. But I don't think he (Smith) thought he (Little) didn't have the ball. He's trying to make a tackle, that's a big man and it's tough to get him to the ground. I can't fault the two players on those penalties, and I think we overcame both of them anyway."
On the play of WR Marlon Brown
"Marlon played really well. Marlon made plays for us. Marlon made catches and runs after the catch. He made a spectacular play on the two-point conversion, I'm really proud of the way he played. He did a really great job."
On PR Tandon Doss's fumbled punt
"You have to catch it. It's moving a little up there, it's always windy in Cleveland, it was kind of a knuckleball type punt. Tandon has got great hands, we were all surprised to see the ball on the ground. He's going to catch that ninety-nine times out of a hundred, unfortunately he didn't catch it when it counted for us."
On any more personnel changes coming after the changes made during the bye week
"I'm not going to get into all that. I have thought about that. How long ago did the game end? Pretty quick, right? I'm not thinking about that right now. To extend that, to the positive part of the question, I feel that we have good players. I know our players are good enough to win these games, there's no doubt about it. We just have to play better, the mistakes have got to get cleaned up. We have to make more plays."
On the play of punter Sam Cook
"He's struggling a little bit in games. He's had one or two bad punts every game. That's not Sam. Sam and I talked about it the past two weeks. He's punting well in practice, his technique is really good. I have to see what happened on the last one. I'm sure he got the ball inside, for some reason on the drop, don't know why. Maybe he was a little bit long with his footwork, but we needed a big punt there and didn't get one."
QB Joe Flacco:
On his interception
"Yeah, it was just a terrible ball. We ran a long route over there and I saw the safety on the right hash, I thought he was eyeing up Torrey (Smith) coming across the field and, yeah, I just threw a [bad pass]. It didn't come out of my hand right or something; it was a really bad ball. I threw it up in the air and it just got caught up there and didn't do anything. It probably wasn't a great decision anyway."
On Cleveland's defensive blitzing
"Yeah, they've been bringing some pressure. They have been corner blitzes, three guys up the middle, they have done some things that have put some pressure on teams and it was definitely part of what we thought we were going to get."
On not fixing mistakes on the field week after week
"Yeah, it's obviously frustrating we just haven't been good enough. We weren't good enough, they were better than us."
On being 3-5 for first time in his career
"Well it's not easy on Sundays when you're going out there and it's tough sledding and you're not getting the job done. Having said that, you get back to work, put your head down, and look forward to the next one. You've got to be positive, you have to keep your head and your eyes forward and that's what we're going to do. You have to stare it right in the face and just meet it. It's obviously a little frustrating on Sundays and we just have to continue to work. Like I said earlier in the week, we just have to play well on Sunday."
WR Marlon Brown:
On his big game today
"Honestly, it's nothing complicated, we just went out there and on a couple of plays Joe (Flacco) threw strikes and I ran a good route. It is what it is."
On if the game is slowing down for him
"Oh yeah for sure. Probably everyday in practice I just see myself getting better at just one thing everyday. I always go out there and try and get better at one thing everyday. If I just keep doing that, the sky is the limit from there."
On successful two-point conversion
"We had lined up and Joe made a great check. It was a little ‘raw play' and he threw a great ball."
Center A.Q. Shipley:
On how the offensive line played
"Well we threw the ball a lot. I thought we did a pretty good job for the most part today considering the amount of times we passed it today. It's never good enough when you don't win."
On being frustrated with the recent run game
"Yes, absolutely. As an offensive lineman, you want to run the ball. I know at one time we only had 48 yards rushing. We were throwing the ball an awful lot. I know that was one thing we were trying to take advantage of with man to man coverage on the outside, trying to get our guys one on one."
On coming off a bye week and not seeing results
"That's been the storyline all season. We have been practicing well all year. We have been putting together good practices all week and the thing is it's just not translating to the games. Back to the drawing boards we go."
DT Arthur Jones:
On the 4th and 1 at the end of the game
"We need to stop the offense and get in good field position. Hat's off to them. They had a great play call. Campbell scrambled out, which he usually doesn't do to that side, and made a big play. We have a long way to go. We will get ready for next week."
On moving on to next week
"One game at a time. We are going to take it one game at a time."
FB Kyle Juszczyk:
On what it is like to come back to his home state for the first time
"It was really cool. I am past being mesmerized by these games anymore. I have been playing long enough. It is always cool to be playing in front of family and friends."
On ranking up in the top moments playing in Cleveland
"Yeah. Being a kid who grew up near Cleveland and having been to Browns games, I have been able to see it from the stands to actually being on the field. It's pretty cool."
On getting special teams snaps
"I am on every special teams unit. I love my role. Right now, I am a special teams' guy and I will give everything I have out there. You know, covering me in Cloverleaf, I played a little defense. Special teams are an opportunity to make some plays offensively or defensively."
DB Corey Graham:
On communication and playing too far back in coverage
"Yeah, I mean we just have to play better. It's real simple. We have to make more plays than we are making right now. Those guys went out there and made a lot of plays. The receivers made plays for the quarterback. It just sucks right now. It's tough."
On where the team goes from here
"It's really rough. We are going to look at the film. Everybody needs to get better. We have to find a way to make that happen and continue to find a way to get better."
ILB Daryl Smith:
On a disappointing loss
"It was a tough loss. We definitely have to find a way to win at the end. We just have to find a way to get it done.
On Browns QB Jason Campbell being a scrambling quarterback
"We knew coming in what his running capabilities were. We just had to get after him the best way we could. He made a lot of plays and was buying some time when we came on blitzes. When you buy time like that, we can't cover all day."
On Bengals game next week
"I don't really know. Everyone right now is just hot. It's tough. We will get in there, watch some film tomorrow, and see what we can get done. That's the only thing I know."