The Cleveland Browns are 0-4 after losing to the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night, 23-16.
The difference in the game was a Cary Williams interception return for a touchdown, late in the third quarter. Baltimore was up 23-10 at that point. Phil Dawson kicked two field goals during the fourth quarter to cut into the lead.
The Browns were able to get the ball back and drove down the field. On 4th down with seconds remaining, Brandon Weeden’s pass was tipped. However, a personal foul call on Paul Kruger, who pushed Joe Thomas after the play, kept the Browns alive.
As time expired, Weeden overthrew receiver Greg Little, which ended the game.
Cleveland’s lone touchdown of the game came in the second quarter when Trent Richardson had a one-yard run for a score. Richardson was held to 47 yards on 14 carries.
Cleveland once again put much of their focus on the passing game. Weeden attempted 52 passes in the game, completing 25 for 320 yards.
Weeden has no doubt had his struggles this season, but give him credit for keeping the Browns in the game against a tough Baltimore defense.
If Weeden is going to succeed, he might need some better receivers. Eventually he’ll get that first win and second win and all will be okay for a few minutes in Cleveland.
However, the Browns might want to consider running the ball. Granted they were going up against the Baltimore defense, but they carried the bal a total of 17 times Thursday night.
If that’s not enough, they only carried the ball 13 times in Sunday’s loss to Buffalo. Feel free to try and establish some kind of rushing attack!
The Browns have the next 10 days to just chill out and do whatever, or get ready for the New York Giants. The fun for Weeden continues.
To read about the Ravens and how they fared against Cleveland, read The Purple Nest.