After taking criticism for a lackluster 1-2 start to the most anticipated season of Browns football in recent memory, Cleveland responded with an impressive 40-25 win at AFC North rival Baltimore, their first road win in the series since 2015.
The Browns struck first, taking a 7-0 edge on a 9-yard pass from Baker Mayfield to Ricky Seals-Jones, who had a breakout 3 rec, 82 yards performance. Cleveland led 10-7 at the half, then broke a 10-10 tie early in the third on a 14-yard Nick Chubb TD run. The Browns 2nd-year back then scored his second rushing TD to make it 24-10 with less than a minute to play in the third and added a monster 88-yard scoring run to match a Ravens score to push Cleveland ahead 30-18.
Chubb finished with 165 yds and a career-high 3 TD’s on 20 carries, as Cleveland scored on six consecutive possessions. Jarvis Landry would leave the game in the fourth to be evaluated for a concussion but caught 8 balls for a career-best 167 yds before his exit. Baker Mayfield continued his string of games to begin a career with a TD pass to 17, completing 20-30 throws for 342 yds, TD, Int.
Baltimore entered the contest as the top-scoring offense in the league and had not turned the ball over all season until the Browns forced 3 takeaways. Cleveland outgained the Ravens 530-395, rushing for season-high 193 yards.
The win for the Browns (2-2, 1-0) forces a tie atop the AFC North with Baltimore (2-2, 0-1) as they now move on to a Monday Night Football matchup in San Francisco (3-0) in Week 5. Cleveland is 2-0 in the road in 2019.