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5 Browns who impressed against the Ravens


CLEVELAND — **The Browns didn't accomplish their ultimate goal of leaving FirstEnergy Stadium with a win over the Ravens.

Still, the afternoon included a handful of players rising to the occasion. Here are five who impressed in a 25-20 loss to Baltimore.

Joe Haden

The veteran cornerback grabbed his first and second interceptions of the season, picking off Joe Flacco in the first half and then again midway through the third quarter.

"I just go out and try to do my part. If the ball comes over to my side, I have to make a play," Haden said. "I was just excited to get the ball back to our offense and create turnovers because when you win the turnover battle, you usually win the game."

Haden added he's encouraged by the progress of the defense.

"I feel as a defensive group that we are coming along really well. Everybody is giving fight and effort. We just have to hold down our gaps, tighten up and make a couple more plays," he said.

"We just have to keep working and keep grinding, but I'm happy with our defensive efforts, especially with the younger guys stepping in and doing their thing."

Corey Coleman

In his debut in front of Browns fans, rookie receiver Corey Coleman was electric, catching five passes for 104 yards and two touchdowns.  

"I would take the win over how I played. It didn't work out that way," Coleman said. "We're going to go back to the lab and keep working."

Demario Davis

The Browns middle linebacker and captain led all defenders with nine tackles, including a stop on fourth down in which he slammed into Ravens running back Justin Forsett in the first half.

"As a captain of the defense, I have to play at a high level every week. There is always area for improvement, and I take that responsibility proudly," Davis said. "I'm happy the way that the guys responded with passion and energy, but we came out just a little bit short. We have to find a way to get better next week."

Isaiah Crowell

The third-year running back ran the ball 18 times for 133 yards, including an 85-yard touchdown that was part of a 20-0 surge in the first half.

"It was just a power play. The linemen did a great job blocking the double team, got a great push. I just owe it all to my linemen. I think it was them that really got the touchdown. I just ran it," said Crowell, whom Jackson said will continue to be an important cog in the Browns offense.

Danny Shelton

Shelton, whom Jackson said is trending upward lately, notched a career-high eight tackles Sunday and plugged up plenty of running lanes for Forsett and the other Baltimore running backs.

"I think Danny Shelton was a big factor in there as far as keeping us from running the ball between the tackles. That's when we started to go outside and two linebackers were just running through and making plays," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said after the game. "We just have to get better. We just have to look at the tape and figure out exactly what we have to do to get the run game going earlier. We do need to get it going earlier."

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