What a game!
After a disappointing start with the Cleveland Browns trailing at the end of the first quarter by a score of 14-3, the offense came alive. Down 21-9 late in the third quarter, QB Josh McCown scrambled for a 10-yard touchdown to make it a 21-16 game. At the start of the fourth quarter, McCown lobbed a prayer up to TE Gary Barnidge in the front corner of the end zone, and Barnidge somehow caught the ball with his feet! After missing the two-point try, the Browns led 22-21.
The Ravens re-took the lead mid-way through the fourth quarter, going up 27-22. McCown led the offense right back down the field, with RB Isaiah Crowell's 22-yard catch-and-run score and two-point conversion to WR Andrew Hawkins giving the Browns a 30-27 lead. The Ravens rallied at the end of regulation, kicking a field goal to tie the game at 30-30 and send the game to overtime.
In overtime, Cleveland's defense finally came through, forcing a three-and-out. McCown's hot hand continued, and then the running game helped lead the Browns into field goal range. K Travis Coons drilled the chip shot 30-yard field goal to win the game and send the Browns to 2-3 and the Ravens to 1-4.
- QB Josh McCown was 36-of-51 (70.6%) for 457 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also ran for a touchdown. It was the first time in Browns history a quarterback has thrown for 300+ yards in three straight games. It was the most passing yards ever by a Browns quarterback in a single game, as he surpassed Brian Sipe's previous record of 444 yards in 1981.
- TE Gary Barnidge caught 8 passes for 139 yards and 1 touchdown. Heading into the game, the Ravens had allowed a total of 6 catches for 21 yards to tight ends.
- RB Isaiah Crowell had 13 carries for 49 yards (3.8 YPC). He caught 2 passes for 38 yards and 1 touchdown. RB Duke Johnson had 9 carries for 22 yards (2.4 YPC), and 6 catches for 55 yards.
- WR Travis Benjamin had 6 catches for 83 yards, and WR Taylor Gabriel had 4 catches for 75 yards.
- K Travis Coons drilled four field goals for the second straight game.
- The Browns did not force a turnover, but Cleveland out-gained the Ravens 505 yards to 377 yards.