CLEVELAND — It was everything you could have asked for in a Monday Night clash between division rivals. Unfortunately, the Cleveland Browns came up just short against the Baltimore Ravens at FirstEnergy Stadium by the final of 47-42.
Justin Tucker kicked a 55-yard field goal with just two seconds left to give the Ravens a 45-42 lead. Baltimore added a safety as time expired.
The game was a flurry of big plays by the respective offenses as Lamar Jackson ran for 124 yards, passed for 163 more, and accounted for three touchdowns for Baltimore. Baker Mayfield threw for 343 yards and two touchdowns and also added a touchdown on the ground. Nick Chubb ran for 82 yards and two scores, while Kareem Hunt added two touchdowns as well.
The loss drops the Browns to 9-4 on the season with three games to play. They remain in the No. 5 spot for an AFC playoff berth.
Below is our real-time blog of Monday night's game.
:02 - Justin Tucker connected on a 55-yard field goal to give the Ravens a 45-42 lead with just two seconds to play. The Browns tried a series of laterals at the end and wound up booting the ball into the end zone for a safety.
FINAL: RAVENS 47, BROWNS 42
1:04 - The Browns needed just 47 seconds to respond to Baltimore's score with a touchdown of their own. Baker Mayfield hit Donovan Peoples-Jones on a 30-yard pass to help springboard the drive. Mayfield then hit Kareem Hunt on a 22-yard touchdown. Cody Parkey's extra point ties us up at 42.
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2:00 - In a moment of unreal drama, Lamar Jackson emerged from the locker room and returned to the game on 4th and 5. He completed a 44-yard touchdown pass to Marquise Brown. Baltimore made the two-point conversion to put their lead at seven. RAVENS 42, BROWNS 35.
6:33 - The Browns are back in the lead! Baker Mayfield took it in himself from six yards out, followed by a Cody Parkey extra point. The Browns moved the ball 70 yards in 12 plays and took more than six minutes off the clock. Can the defense hold on? BROWNS 35, RAVENS 34
12:46 - Baltimore played their next offensive series without Lamar Jackson at quarterback. According to ESPN, Jackson was in the locker room dealing with cramping. Trace McSorley was in the game for the Ravens and was unable to get a first down. The Browns take over at their own 30. RAVENS 34, BROWNS 28
13:36 - With the game perhaps on the line, Baker Mayfield hit Rashard Higgins on a 21-yard TD pass on 4th-and-4 to bring the Browns to within 34-26. Kevin Stefanski then opted to go for two, with Mayfield's pass to Kareem Hunt deflected, then caught by Donovan Peoples-Jones. The Browns have pulled to within six. RAVENS 34, BROWNS 28
4:24 - For the first time in five weeks, Baker Mayfield has been intercepted. Ravens LB Tyus Bowser picked Mayfield off and returned the ball to the one-yard line. J.K. Dobbins scored on the ensuing play to extend Baltimore's lead to 34-20. The Browns blocked the extra point to keep the Ravens' lead at 14 points. RAVENS 34, BROWNS 20
4:32 - The Browns defense was finally able to get off the field against Lamar Jackson, as a false start penalty helped to stall Baltimore's drive at the Cleveland 48-yard line. Sam Koch's punt has the Browns pinned inside their own 15-yard line to start their next drive. RAVENS 28, BROWNS 20
9:06 - The Browns responded nicely to Baltimore's opening touchdown of the second half with one of their own. Baker Mayfield's completions to David Njoku and Kareem Hunt set Hunt up for a 5-yard TD run. However, Cody Parkey missed the extra point to keep the deficit at eight points. RAVENS 28, BROWNS 20
12:47 - The Ravens needed just four plays to march 75 yards on their opening drive of the second half. Lamar Jackson's 40-yard run set up a 19-yard touchdown run by Gus Edwards. Jackson has run for 122 yards on eight carries and the Browns suddenly have a lot of work to do. RAVENS 28, BROWNS 14
:30 - After the Browns offense sputtered in their possession, Lamar Jackson led the Ravens on a touchdown drive before halftime. He hit tight end Mark Andrews on a 40-yard pass to move the ball to the Cleveland 17. Jackson ran for the touchdown on the ensuing play. RAVENS 21, BROWNS 14
2:00 - The Browns defense forced a three-and-out by the Ravens, helped mightily by Olivier Vernon's second sack of the night. Baltimore QB Lamar Jackson is having problems with his footing on the field. Browns safety Karl Joseph also came through with several nice open field tackles. The Browns have two timeouts to work with as Baltimore prepares to punt. BROWNS 14, RAVENS 14
4:16 - For the second time this evening, Nick Chubb has found the end zone for the Browns as his 14-yard touchdown run has tied the score at 14 apiece. The touchdown was set up nicely by a 36-yard completion from Baker Mayfield to rookie WR Donovan Peoples-Jones. BROWNS 14, RAVENS 14
7:55 - Gus Edwards has given Baltimore its first lead of the night with an 11-yard touchdown run. The Ravens have completed just two passes to this point, but have run for 114 yards. Quarterback Lamar Jackson has run for 61 yards on six carries.
Cleveland defensive end Myles Garrett left the game with an apparent arm or elbow injury and was being treated in the injury tent. Our Ben Axelrod reports that Garrett is probable to return. RAVENS 14, BROWNS 7
12:30 - The Browns go three-and-out as Rashard Higgins and Harrison Bryant were unable to come up with passes thrown by Baker Mayfield. Jamie Gillan's punt went into the end zone for a touchback. BROWNS 7, RAVENS 7
14:09 - The Browns defense came up big on Baltimore's second drive of the game as Olivier Vernon and Sheldon Richardson sacked Lamar Jackson on back-to-back plays. The Browns will take over at their own 35 yard line following Sam Koch's punt. BROWNS 7, RAVENS 7
15:00 - Kevin Stefanski used the break between quarters to decide to attempt a field goal. However, Cody Parkey's 39-yard attempt went wide left and the score stays tied at 7. BROWNS 7, RAVENS 7
As the quarter comes to a close, the Browns are facing a 4th and 8 at the Ravens' 21-yard line. It appeared as if the team was opting to go for it. BROWNS 7, RAVENS 7
3:04 - Baltimore counters the Browns opening touchdown drive with one of their own. Lamar Jackson scored on a 5-yard run with Justin Tucker's extra point tying things up at 7. Jackson ran for 31 yards on four carries on the drive, which was also helped out by a 29-yard pass interference penalty by M.J. Stewart. BROWNS 7, RAVENS 7
9:06 - The Browns took the opening kickoff and absolutely jammed the ball down the throats of the Ravens defense, moving 81 yards in 11 plays. Nick Chubb capped it off with a 7-yard touchdown run with Cody Parkey's extra point giving the Browns a 7-0 lead. Baker Mayfield was 6/7 passing on the opening drive and the Browns also busted out some razzle dazzle with a Jarvis Landry pass to Chubb. BROWNS 7, RAVENS 0
--Our Ben Axelrod has the latest on the Browns' inactives for tonight's game, including a key starter on offense.
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