CLEVELAND — Another week, another thriller for the Browns. And this time, they came out on top.
Cleveland slipped past the Baltimore Ravens, 12-9, Sunday afternoon in what was its third game decided in overtime this season.
Behind another stingy defensive performance, the Browns forced two turnovers, blocked a kick and came through when it mattered most after losing at Oakland the week before in the extra period.
With the win, Cleveland improves to 2-2-1 and earned its first divisional win in almost three years.
Key moment: With two seconds remaining in overtime, rookie kicker Greg Joseph made a 37-yard field goal to win the game. That came after the youngster missed a 55-yarder late in regulation that would’ve spared the Browns another extra period.
Before that, rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield tossed a 39-yard strike to rookie receiver Derrick Willies on a third-and-8 with under 2 minutes to go in overtime.
Player of the game: Denzel Ward — The rookie cornerback continues to show why the Browns selected with him with the fourth overall pick in the NFL Draft. Ward, the former Ohio State standout, recorded his third interception of the season, at least a pair of pass breakups and blocked a Ravens kick right before halftime. Ward has had at least one takeaway in four of Cleveland’s five games this year.
Stat of the game: Mayfield, making his second-career start, completed 25-of-43 passes for 342 yards, a touchdown and an interception. The victory is his first since being named the Browns’ starting quarterback after coming off the bench to rally the team to a Week 3 win over the Jets.
Who’s next? Cleveland hosts the Chargers next Sunday
The Cleveland Browns play the Baltimore Ravens at FirstEnergy Stadium in Week 5.