Browns fall to the Baltimore Ravens in Cleveland 47-42 on Monday Night Football

Browns fall to the Baltimore Ravens in Cleveland 47-42 on Monday Night Football
Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku (85) catches a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane) (Source: Ron Schwane)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Browns fell 47-42 on their home turf against Baltimore Ravens in the flexed Monday Night Football game.

Cleveland’s 9-4 record is now just one win ahead of their AFC North competitor whose 8-5 standing keeps them in third place for the division.

The Browns rank second behind Pittsburgh who leads the division with their 11-2 record.

Before the Browns even scored, the 12,000 fans in FirstEnergy stadium were roaring over this gadget play with WR Jarvis Landry throwing it to RB Nick Chubb:

Chubb then first put the Browns on the board with a seven-yard run just under six minutes into the game.

Baltimore responded with a 5-yard touchdown of their own by QB Lamar Jackson with just over three minutes left in the first quarter.

A failed 39-yard field goal attempt by K Cody Parkey kept the Browns at 7-7 going into the second quarter.

An 11-yard touchdown by Ravens’ RB Gus Edwards with 7:49 left in the first half followed by a field goal gave Baltimore the 14-7 lead.

Soon after, Myles Garrett’s return was listed as “probable” after hurting his right elbow.

Chubb answered with a 14-yard run into the endzone with 4:16 left in the half.

With Parkey getting his second extra-point of the night, the Browns tied it up 14-14.

A highlight of the night was the Browns’ defense raking up three sacks in the first half.

However, they weren’t enough to keep Jackson from scoring again with a 17-yard rushing touchdown 30 seconds left in the half.

A good extra point gave Baltimore their first lead of the night 21-14 before halftime.

Edwards was the first to score in the second half with a touchdown less than three minutes into the third quarter.

Another good extra point further increased the Ravens lead 28-14.

Browns RB Kareem Hunt back answered back with a 5-yard touchdown with 9:06 left in the third.

But the second missed kick of the night for Parkey kept the Browns at 28-20.

The Browns continued to stumble in the third quarter with an interception by LB Tyus Bowser with 4:28 left.

The Ravens added insult to injury by RB J.K. Dobbins turning that turnover into a touchdown just seven seconds later.

Baltimore missed the extra point, keeping their lead at 34-20 going into the fourth quarter.

Browns WR Rashad Higgins helped keep the Browns alive with a 21-yard catch into the endzone with 13:36 left in the game.

The Browns decided to make up for that previously missed extra point with a 2-yard conversion.

A heart-stopping deflected ball from Hunt into the hands of WR Donovan Peoples-Jones to give the Browns a 34-28 jump to make it a six-point game.

If you closed your eyes with 6:33 left in the game, you wouldn’t know the Browns were only allowed to fill a fraction of the stadium with the crowd’s uproar as QB Baker Mayfield ran it in for six.

The extra point had the Browns reclaim the lead 35-34.

The lead was short-lived with a Ravens touchdown and 2-point conversion to bring Baltimore up 42-35...

That was until Hunt’s 22-yard catch and extension to the endzone and Parkey’s kick tied it up with 1:04 left in the game.

With the clock ticking, that tied score was too short-lived as K Justin Tucker gave the Ravens back the lead with a 54-yard field goal with two seconds left in the game.

But the nail in the coffin for Cleveland was a safety in the Browns only play left in the game to give Baltimore the 47-42 victory.

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