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Browns lead Ravens, 14-10, at the half

Posted Nov 3, 2013

The Cleveland Browns held a 14-10 lead over the Baltimore Ravens at halftime of today’s game from FirstEnergy Stadium.

On the strength of Davone Bess’ two touchdown receptions, the Cleveland Browns held a 14-10 halftime lead over the Baltimore Ravens at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Marlon Brown and drew the Ravens to within four points of the Cleveland Browns, 14-10, with nine seconds remaining in the first half of play from FirstEnergy Stadium.

On second-and-10 from the Browns’ 19-yard line, Flacco dropped back in the Shotgun formation and floated a pass to the right side of the field. Brown caught it near the sideline, sprinted toward the goal line and sealed the score with a dive to the pylon.

Earlier in the possession, Flacco tossed a 46-yard pass to wide receiver Torrey Smith that took the ball from Baltimore’s 35-yard line to Cleveland’s 19.

Bess caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Jason Campbell and extended the Browns’ lead to 14-3 over the Ravens with 10:08 remaining in the first half. With the touchdown, Bess reached a career milestone, as it was his first multi-score game in the NFL.

Bess caught the ball at the 17-yard line, stutter-stepped his way past a Ravens defender at the 12 and got a last-second block from fellow wide receiver Greg Little just shy of the goal line that opened up a running lane for Bess to get into the end zone.

The Browns held a 7-3 lead over the Ravens after the first quarter of play in today’s AFC North Division game.

Baltimore kicker Justin Tucker converted a 51-yard field goal attempt, and drew the Ravens to within four points of the Browns, 7-3, with 3:38 remaining in the first quarter.

The Ravens’ first scoring drive, which came in response to the Browns’ touchdown on their previous possession, covered 47 yards in 11 plays and took 4:46 off the clock.

Baltimore had moved the ball from its own 20-yard line to the Browns’ 24, but on third-and-six, Flacco was sacked for a nine-yard loss by outside linebacker Quentin Groves, who was back in the lineup after missing four of the last five games because of an ankle injury.

Bess caught a one-yard touchdown pass from Campbell and gave the Browns a 7-0 lead over the Ravens with 8:24 left to play in the first quarter.

On fourth-and-goal from the one, Campbell lined up in the Shotgun formation and withstood a hit from a Ravens defender while delivering the football to Bess on an out route on the right side of the formation. Bess high-pointed the ball and withstood a hit in the back from a Baltimore defensive back as he fell to the ground for the score.

The Browns’ first scoring drive of the game came on their second possession, covered 80 yards in eight plays and took 3:41 off the first-quarter clock.