Browns hold off Ravens 24-22

Baltimore’s second half rally falls short.
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) walks off the field during an NFL football game...
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) walks off the field during an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, in Cleveland. The Browns won 13-10. (AP Photo/David Richard)(David Richard | AP)
Published: Dec. 12, 2021 at 12:25 PM EST
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Ravens trailed 24-3 at the half but did not go quietly. They scored 19 points in the second half, while holding the Browns scoreless to make it close, losing 24-22 at First Energy Stadium.

Denzel Ward sealed the win when he tackled Rashod Bateman short of a first down with under one minute to play. The Ravens had just recovered an onside kick.

On their previous drive tight end Mark Andrews hauled in a touchdown pass from Tyler Huntley. Huntley was in the game because of an injury to Lamar Jackson in the first half.

Earlier in the game Latavius Murray scored from a yard out to cut the Browns lead to 24-15.

In the third quarter, Mayfield was in the blue tent being evaluated for a concussion but was cleared to play. According to the TV Broadcast, the officials called for the evaluation.

At halftime, Jackson was ruled out for the rest of the game with an ankle injury.

Browns DE Myles Garrett forced a strip-sack, recovered the ball, and rushed the ball in for a touchdown to give Cleveland a 24-3 lead. It was also his 15th sack of the season, a new franchise record.

Mayfield had an interception late in the second quarter that put the Ravens struggling offense at the Brown’s 38-yard line.

The Browns added on to the lead in the second quarter. Mayfield finds tight end Austin Hooper on a 1-yard touchdown reception. Cleveland lead 17-0.

Browns running back Kareem Hunt went to the locker room with an ankle injury. For the Ravens, Lamar Jackson limped off the field and was replaced by quarterback Tyler Huntley. Jackson was later carted to the locker room with a right foot injury.

In the first, quarterback Baker Mayfield finds Jarvis Landry for a 9-yard touchdown reception to make it, 10-0. That touchdown was Landry’s first TD reception of the season.

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