Baltimore looked like the best team in the league through one half, and then melted down, as the Ravens were outscored 24-14 in the second by Cleveland, as the Browns pulled off the 33-31 upset as time expired.
The Browns (6-3) moved within a game of the Ravens (7-3), who’ll look to rebound ahead of a massive AFC North matchup against the Bengals (5-4) on Thursday night.
With fans perplexed and disappointed after the late fourth-quarter meltdown, here’s an instant analysis of the shocking loss.
Odell Beckham has a bounce to his step
Beckham had the 1 catch, but it was explosive, going for 40 yards and a touchdown.
Lamar Jackson & Odell Beckham Jr. (40-yd TD)
🔹 Top Speed: 19.92 mph
🔹 Yards After Catch: 34
🔹 YAC Over Expected: +29
— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) November 12, 2023
Browns owned the third quarter
Odell Beckham scored a touchdown, and then Cleveland held the football for the bulk of the third quarter, going on a That’s a 17-play, 75-yard drive that took 10:09.
The Browns cut the Ravens lead to 24-17 with 2:20 left in third quarter.
Myles Garrett late surge
Garrett had 3 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 1 TFL, and 2 QB hits as the Browns outscored the Ravens 24-14 in the second half.
Jackson had a late interception returned for a touchdown that ultimately shifted momentum on the afternoon.
The Ravens quarterback was 18-23 passing, for 223 yards, 1 touchdown and 2 costly interceptions.
Ravens rushing attack
Baltimore will have to anser for going away from the running game. After a dazzling first half, Keaton Mitchell had one carry down the stretch, while Gus Edwards led Ravens running backs with 11 carries for just 24 yards and a touchdown.
James Proche strikes again
This time, the Proche gaffe nearly cost the Browns.
James Proche is a Raven for life pic.twitter.com/fb8l7fghpV
— Kevin Oestreicher (@koestreicher34) November 12, 2023
Justin Madubuike earning millions
The talented defensive tackle logged sacke No. 8.5 on this season, along with 3 tackles, and 3 QB hits.
After two subpar performances, Flowers responded, logging 5 catches for 73 yards and 6 targets.
Odafe Oweh hot streak continues
Oweh logged another sack, along with four tackles on the afternoon.
Roquan Smith the madman
The Ravens middle linebacker had an active day, logging 14 solo tackles, and 21 tackles total on the afternoon.