The Browns overcame their longtime nemesis the Baltimore Ravens 40-25 to move into a first-place tie with the Ravens in the AFC North. The Browns established themselves as a contender in the division and reignited the high expectations in Cleveland with their decisive victory.
Baker Mayfield had struggled somewhat through the first three games, two of which were losses. Mayfield had thrown five interceptions in the first three weeks and only three touchdowns. Against the Ravens on Sunday Mayfield threw for 342 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions.
Before getting knocked out of the game with a potential concussion Jarvis Landry had 8 catches for 167 yards. Odell Beckham Jr. chipped in with 2 catches for 20 yards.
Nick Chubb did a lot of the heavy lifting running for 165 yards and three touchdowns against what was the third-ranked run defense in the NFL. He broke loose for an 88-yard touchdown run which helped to turn the momentum and the game in the Brown’s favor.
“Anybody could have run through that hole,” Chubb said.
After the game Mayfield said “We know how good we can be. That’s the frustrating part about how we started. We just need to do our job and that’s what guys did this week.”
The Brown’s amassed 530 yards of offense. That is the second week in a row that the Ravens have allowed 500 plus yards of offense. Both of those games were losses dropping them to 2-2 after opening the season 2-0.
Lamar Jackson completed 24 of 34 passes for 247 yards and 3 touchdowns for the Ravens but threw two consecutive interceptions and couldn’t overcome the Ravens leaky defense.