Browns 2013 first-round pick LB Barkevious Mingo made his NFL debut and recorded a 9-yard sack of Joe Flacco on his first play in the game. Mingo added two tackles and drew two holding calls against him (one on defense and one on special teams).
TE Jordan Cameron finished with a game-high 95 receiving yards on five receptions. He recorded a career-long 53 yard catch on the Browns’ first offensive play of the game. His previous career-long was 28 yards against Washington on Dec. 16, 2012.
DL Desmond Bryant recorded half of a sack to extend his streak to six consecutive games with at least half of a sack dating back to last season when he was with the Raiders. Bryant, an unrestricted free agent signee this past offseason, leads the team with 2.5 sacks this year.
RB Trent Richardson rushed for 58 yards to increase his career total to 1,055, which is the third-most rushing yards by a Brown through his first 17 career games. Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown holds the record with 1,757 in his first 17 games from 1957-58.
MOST RUSHING YARDS IN FIRST 17 CAREER GAMES WITH THE BROWNS
1. Jim Brown (1957-58)-1,757
2. Kevin Mack (1985-86)-1,154
3. Trent Richardson (2012-13)-1,055
4. Lee Suggs (2003-04)-1,033
LB Jabaal Sheard totaled eight tackles and half of a sack. Sheard, who has led the club in sacks in each of the past two seasons, has 16 in his career.
With a 6-0 halftime lead, today marked the first time the Browns have recorded a first-half shutout against the Ravens in Baltimore and third overall first-half shutout vs. the Ravens in team history.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Browns became just the second team in the past 28 seasons to shut out the defending Super Bowl champion in the first half of its home-opener. It is the sixth overall time overall that this has happened and first since Carolina did it to Tampa Bay in 2003.
LB Craig Robertson registered his first career forced fumble, which was recovered by LB D’Qwell Jackson. Jackson now has seven career fumble recoveries.
K Billy Cundiff connected on field goal attempts from 21 and 51 yards. He is 3-of-3 on field goal attempts this season.
LT Joe Thomas has started and played in each of the first 98 games of his career, while C Alex Mack has started and played in each of the first 66 games of his career. Neither one of the two has missed an offensive snap during his career.