Cleveland then became the first team since 2011 to call a timeout within the first 10 seconds of a game, according to ESPN Stats & Info. Going back to last season, this quality football team has lost a franchise-record 13 games in a row and 20 of 21.
On the Ravens' next possession, Breshad Perriman caught his first career touchdown pass on a 27-yarder from Flacco. "Obviously, they don't like to lose, either, but I think they understand the plan and what we're trying to accomplish". "It's a lot of fun being part of winning football". "Nobody had said anything to me about playing in this game, but things change", McCown said. But they still have the Browns. "We're good at it", Flacco said of running the hurry-up offense. "We are not flinching and we are not giving up". "It motivates you to keep working hard for that to happen". McCown had guided the Browns to a 20-0 first-half lead the first time the Browns and Ravens played in September.
It was the first time this season the Ravens were involved in a game decided by more than eight points.
The loss left Cleveland's all-time record at 461-461-10. Josh McCown proved to be even worse than starter Cody Kessler, and the result was another lopsided loss. Outside linebacker Terrell Suggs got in on the action with a sack/strip in the fourth quarter. "I have played with a torn biceps before". So I guess it's just in my DNA. I never made that statement.
Browns coach Hue Jackson stunned everyone when he pulled rookie quarterback Cody Kessler five minutes into the third quarter and replaced him with Josh McCown.
"Absolutely, I'm still going to play (Kessler)", Jackson said. "Obviously, we will. All of it from top to bottom other than left tackle, I have to continue to look and it and see what is going to be best for us". The Ravens had gone 17 straight drives without a touchdown before that score. He was also picked off twice on potential scoring drives.
"It was a complete blessing", Perriman said.
The National Anthem - In a week where the future of this great country we live in is on the minds of everyone, it has been great to hear some of the best renditions of our national anthem in a long time. "You've got to try something different, and, being in the situation we are, why not try something different?" "All the stuff I've been through".
Browns: Host the Steelers, the first meeting of the season between the AFC North rivals.
The Ravens have been saying for weeks that they were a few small tweaks away from breaking out on offense.
Also inactive for Cleveland: offensive linemen Xavier Cooper, Gabe Ikard and Jonathan Cooper; quarterback Joe Callahan; receiver Jordan Payton; and linebacker Corey Lemonier.
Jackson can't explain it, and his players are getting exhausted of addressing the problem.
Jamie Collins got his first sack with the Cleveland Browns and he was untouched through the middle.