Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/28/12
BALTIMORE - Ravens cornerback Cary Williams took his first career interception 63 yards for a touchdown, which helped catapult his team to a 23-16 win over Cleveland Thursday night at M&T Bank Stadium. But it wasn't over until a pass by Cleveland's Brandon Weeden from the Ravens' 18-yard fell incomplete on the game's final play. Williams' key play came with the Ravens' holding a 16-10 lead with under a minute left in the third quarter. Weeden threw an out route to receiver Travis Benjamin, but Williams read the pass and jumped the route, taking the interception to the end zone. It took Williams 22 starts dating back to last year, including the 2011 postseason, for him to record his first career interception. The interception was needed for Baltimore as Cleveland almost rallied back to send the game to overtime. After running off 3:28 on its final offensive possession, and up 23-16, Baltimore was forced to punt with 1:13 remaining. Weeden then drove the Browns to the Ravens 33-yard line. A fourth down Hail Mary attempt fell incomplete, but an unnecessary roughness penalty on linebacker Paul Kruger gave the Browns one more play with two seconds left from the Ravens 18-yard line. Weeden's final pass sailed out of the end zone, giving the Ravens their third win of the season. The Ravens (3-1, 2-0) held a 9-7 advantage over Cleveland (0-4, 0-2) at halftime and began their first drive of the third quarter at their own 11-yard line. Quarterback Joe Flacco led the Ravens down to the Browns 1-yard line, with three receptions going to receiver Anquan Boldin for 60 yards. On third-and-goal at Cleveland's 1, Flacco faked a run to Ray Rice and rolled to his right. His intended target was tight end Dennis Pitta, who was covered. Flacco, facing Browns linebacker Scott Fujita in the flat, juked the defender and stepped into the end zone for a touchdown, which put the Ravens up 16-7. Keeping Cleveland in the game was kicker Phil Dawson, who made kicks from 50, 51 and 52 yards away. His 52-yarder with 4:33 left to play in the game cut Baltimore's lead to 23-16. Flacco finished the game 28-for-46 for 356 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Boldin led the Ravens in receiving with nine catches for 131 yards. Notes: Flacco threw an interception in the first quarter from Cleveland's 10-yard line. It was the first time in 125 red zone passes that Flacco threw an interception. His last red zone interception came in December 2009 against Green Bay. ... Browns receiver Joshua Cribbs sustained a head injury during a punt return and did not return. ... The Ravens held a ceremony at halftime inducting former running back Jamal Lewis into the franchise's Ring of Honor.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Kevin Love responds to Draymond Green’s ‘annihilation’ trash talk

Spike Lee deletes Instagram post saying Kaepernick signed with Seattle

Errol Spence is the real deal, takes down Kell Brook

Indians reveal Frank Robinson statue at Progressive Field

Report: Jerry West considered rejoining the Lakers before they hired Magic Johnson

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

The NHL is thinking about hosting an outdoor game in Nashville

Michael Vick in talks to retire with Falcons

Hall of Fame pitcher and former U.S. Senator Jim Bunning passes away at 85

Roger Goodell to speak at Rams event, tickets start at $550

Ohio State hails itself as the ‘fastest team in college football’

Get a look at Shia LeBeouf as John McEnroe in Borg/McEnroe movie trailer

Journey to the Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh Penguins

Best of Yardbarker: Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines

The 'More like Whiffer, Texas Ranger...amirite?' quiz

The Rewind: Vince Carter's graduation day celebration that wasn't

Manu Ginobili gave life to the San Antonio Spurs

Stanley Cup Final: A David vs. Goliath matchup that's not as lopsided as it may appear

Why the Indianapolis 500 is called 'the greatest spectacle in racing'

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Box Score 5/26: Bring on the Finals

Why wait? Our too soon Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals preview

Kicking It: East is East, and West is West

Three Up, Three Down: Some surprises way out (NL) West

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Journey to the Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh Penguins

Best of Yardbarker: Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines

The 'More like Whiffer, Texas Ranger...amirite?' quiz

Stanley Cup Final: A David vs. Goliath matchup that's not as lopsided as it may appear

Manu Ginobili gave life to the San Antonio Spurs

The Rewind: Vince Carter's graduation day celebration that wasn't

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Kicking It: East is East, and West is West

Three Up, Three Down: Some surprises way out (NL) West

The 'Let's go to the videotape!' quiz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker