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Nick Chubb runs wild, Browns come up big in win at Baltimore

BALTIMORE -- The Browns offense came alive just in time for AFC North play.

Nick Chubb scored three second-half touchdowns, including a game-sealing 88-yarder, and the Browns racked up 530 yards of offense en route to a 40-25 victory over the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. 

Chubb, who had just 34 yards at halftime, finished with 165, as the Browns collected their first AFC North win of the season and first victory in Baltimore since 2015. At 2-2, the Browns are now tied for first in the division with the Ravens.

Baker Mayfield played the best game of his second season, completing 20-of-30 passes for 342 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Jarvis Landry was his favorite target, catching eight passes for a career-high 167 yards before exiting with a concussion. So many more receivers, including a breakout performer in tight end Ricky Seals-Jones, got involved during a performance that looked a lot like some of the Browns' best moments of 2018.

The Browns took command in the second half when they scored touchdowns on three straight drives.

After a Ravens field goal knotted the score at 10 early in the third quarter, the Browns struck back in a hurry. Mayfield found Seals-Jones for 59-yards, and Chubb followed with a 14-yard touchdown run that saw him spin away and juke out four Ravens defenders.

A Mark Ingram fumble set up a Browns scoring drive that ended in another Chubb score. Mayfield converted a big third down on a throw to Seals-Jones and another on a trick play that got the ball in Landry's hands for 29 yards on a triple-option type of play. Chubb finished it from there with a 2-yard touchdown run that put the Browns ahead, 24-10, at the end of the third quarter.

The Ravens struck back with a lengthy run-heavy drive that ended with a Jackson touchdown pass to tight end Mark Andrews. Baltimore was successful on the two-point conversion and sliced the lead to six.

That's when Chubb broke it open for good. After a penalty backed up the Browns to their own 12 with 9:35 to play, Chubb took a pitch, darted through a lane to the right and out-sprinted everyone to the end zone for the second-longest touchdown run of his Browns career.

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The Browns defense took over from there, sealing the game with interceptions on back-to-back possessions against a Ravens offense that came into Sunday without any turnovers. Dontrell Hilliard scored a late touchdown to extend the margin further.

The Browns put together one of their best drives of the season in Sunday's first quarter to take an early lead. Cleveland overcame a couple of costly penalties along the way, including a 15-yarder that set up a first-and-25, but Mayfield and a variety of receivers kept the chains moving. Mayfield found a wide-open Seals-Jones for a nine-yard touchdown to cap the 13-play, 84-yard, 8:31 possession. 

In position to take an even bigger lead, the Browns turned it over when Mayfield was intercepted on a third-down throw to Landry. Maurice Canady made the sliding grab, and the Ravens offense provided a direct response. Jackson's 9-yard touchdown pass to Miles Boykin evened the score, 7-7, with 1:55 left in the half.

A 65-yard catch-and-run by Landry put the Browns deep in Ravens territory with less than a minute to play in the first half. Cleveland had a few chances to put it in the end zone but ultimately came up short and was forced to settle for a short Austin Seibert field goal.

The Browns are back in primetime next week when they travel to San Francisco for Monday Night Football.

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