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For a game that was only supposed to be of interest because of the officiating, Browns-Ravens ended up being – I don’t know if “enjoyable” is the right word – at least watchable. In fact, the game came down to the final play, which was in itself quite hilarious. There was rain and you had to watch Cleveland attempt to execute what it calls offense, but last night was still one of the better viewing experiences in weeks. There weren’t constant delays. You didn’t have to experience the constant feeling that you could better than the scab refs. Dare I say, it made me hopeful for the rest of the season.
Of course, the officiating wasn’t perfect, as contrarians will be inclined to remind us. Again, you’re gonna be hard-pressed to find a perfectly officiated game without some aggrieved party claiming that something was missed. Remember, you can call holding on essential every play. “Perfect officiating” would likely render the game unwatchable.
Paul Kruger was flagged for a personal fo...
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The Baltimore Ravens defeated the Cleveland Browns 23-16 on Thursday Night Football to improve their record to 3-1 on the season and move into first place in the AFC North. The marquee players for the Ravens, for the most part, showed up and performed well to help lead Baltimore to the victory. (Joe Flacco, Torrey Smith, Anquan Boldin, Ed Reed) On the other hand, the Ravens...
Big scare for Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Cribbs last night. He received a 54-yard Sam Koch punt and made his way upfield for 14 yards, and then was stopped cold in his tracks as Ravens linebacker Dannell Ellerbe crushed him with a devestating shoulder-to-helmet hit that sent Cribbs' helmet flying and his head crashing to the ground.
He lay on the field for a while...
Craig Robertson was an undrafted free agent out of the University of North Texas who made his first presence last year for the Browns. Robertson has done an amazing job for the Cleveland Browns defense. Robertson who ended the season last year on the Browns practice squad, was signed to a reserve/futures contract in 2012. Let me tell you, this is how you make someone notice...
Pat Shurmur has a guy the Browns used their number one draft pick for, his name is Trent Richardson. He can make some big plays if he can get the ball in his hands. Yet the Cleveland Browns have only handed him the football 26 times in the last tow games. That is how many times he should be getting the ball per game. Richardson has shown if given the chance he can make things happen...
Last week: 32 (+0)
In a year where up is down and down is up, one thing has remained constant, the Browns suck. Of the only 2 remaining 0-3 teams left in the NFL, the Browns are the one that isn’t even the slightest bit surprising. They are currently in the lead in the Blow for Barkley sweepstakes and should remain on the pole throughout the season.
LT Joe Thomas...
The fan reaction to the return of the regular NFL referees in time for the Cleveland Browns to play the Baltimore Ravens is funny. While some fans where excited to see the return of the regular NFL refs, other said the Browns are going to need a lot more than the regular NFL refs to get a win against the Baltimore Ravens. The NFL extended the deal for 8 years to bring the referees...
You have got to give the Cleveland Browns credit...they made it close and took it down to the final seconds of the game... And this was Brandon Weeden's best game so far as a rookie quarterback in the NFL, despite incessant pressure from the Ravens' pass rush...But in the end, the Ravens wore down the 0-4 Browns, winning by the margin of a Cary Williams interception pick...
Quick Quiz: Name the NFL quarterback with the most home wins since 2008.Give up?It's Baltimore Raven quarterback Joe Flacco. After last night's 23-16 win over the Cleveland Browns, Flacco's home record as a starter is 30-5.If you are an NFL team headed for a game against the Ravens, then you better not look past that game.Joe Flacco is regularly compared to Matt Ryan...
The Baltimore Ravens played on Monday night, Sunday night and Thursday night. They endured four games in 18 days, the last three of which were decided in the final minute.
And then, on the 19th day, the Ravens rested.
After holding on to beat winless Cleveland 23-16 Thursday night, the Ravens (3-1) are off until Monday.
Baltimore came in as 13-point favorites over the Browns,...
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Home field disadvantage: “Can it happen here? As in, “Can it happen in Cleveland?” And it pains me to write this, but will new the Cleveland Browns Stadium ever be like...
Deion Branch was cool with the call. The referees were not. Soon after Ravens safety Ed Reed steamed across the field and blasted Branch hard with his shoulder in Sunday night's Baltimore win, Branch and Reed could be seen talking with each other and smiling on the field. Branch appeared to be saying he was fine with the hit, even as the referees threw a penalty flag at Reed...
We’re 30 minutes of gametime into the return of the real refs and it’s already a refreshing return to normalcy. The game moves at better than glacial pace. Why, it may even end before 1 a.m. Fights after the play are promptly broken up without sidelines clearing and extended delays. The only derps so far belong where they should: with the Browns offense.
The Cleveland defense...
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...