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Game Recap: Browns 24, Ravens 18

Posted Nov 3, 2013

The Cleveland Browns snapped a three-game losing streak with a 24-18 win over the Baltimore Ravens Sunday.

Behind three touchdown passes from quarterback Jason Campbell, the Cleveland Browns snapped a three-game losing streak with a 24-18 victory over the Baltimore Ravens Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium.

The win also ended an 11-game losing streak to the reigning Super Bowl champion Ravens, a team the Browns had not beaten since former kicker Phil Dawson kicked a field goal at the end of regulation and one more in overtime at Baltimore during the 2007 season.

Kicker Billy Cundiff gave the Browns their final score of the game with a 22-yard field goal with 17 seconds left.

Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco threw a seven-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Marlon Brown, and the two connected again on the ensuing two-point conversion, which drew the Ravens to within three points of the Cleveland Browns, 21-18, with 12:09 to play in the fourth quarter.

Flacco engineered the five-play 32-yard drive in 2:38 after returner Tandon Doss ran back Spencer Lanning’s 53-yard punt 36 yards to the Browns’ 32.

With Campbell matching a career high with three touchdown passes, the Browns held a 21-10 lead over the Ravens after three quarters of play.

Campbell tied his career high for touchdowns in a game when he tossed his third of the day, a four-yarder to tight end Gary Barnidge, which built the Browns’ lead over the Ravens to 21-10 with 5:11 left to play in the third quarter.

On second-and-three from the Baltimore four-yard line, Campbell took the Shotgun snap from center Alex Mack and lofted the pass out to the right side of the formation to Barnidge, who caught the ball, turned up-field and scored his second career touchdown, and first for the Browns.

The Browns’ third touchdown drive of the game was set up by a special-teams turnover.

On fourth-and-one from their own 49-yard line, the Browns elected to punt the football away to the Ravens. Doss went to field the punt but fumbled the 38-yard kick and could not recover despite landing on the football.

Reserve linebacker Eric Martin recovered the ball for the Browns at Baltimore’s 11-yard line.

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

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.

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.

Prior to the Ravens’ first touchdown of the game, Bess caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from 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.

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