Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens

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Game Information
Location: M&T Bank Stadium Baltimore, Maryland
Attendance: 70,686

BALTIMORE (AP) Finally, Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns lived up to the hype.

Even better, the brash quarterback and the long suffering franchise celebrated their coming out party with a lopsided victory over a longtime nemesis.

Mayfield threw for 342 yards and a touchdown, Nick Chubb ran for a pivotal 88-yard score and the Browns beat the Baltimore Ravens 40-25 Sunday to earn a share of first place in the AFC North.

Chubb finished with 165 yards and three touchdowns against the league's third-ranked rushing defense. Jarvis Landry had eight catches for 167 yards before leaving with a suspected concussion, and Odell Beckham Jr. had two catches for 20 yards in a supporting role.

The addition of Beckham and the maturation of Mayfield, combined with an improved defense, created high expectations for the Browns (2-2) during the offseason. Then Cleveland started 1-2, losing twice at home. Worse, Mayfield threw five interceptions and just three touchdown passes.

None of that mattered after the Browns breezed past the Ravens.

"We know how good we can be. That's the frustrating part about how we started," Mayfield said. "We just need to do our job and that's what guys did this week."

First-year coach Freddie Kitchens concurred.

"You keep your head down and keep working, usually good things happen," he said. "You turn the corner."

Cleveland kept Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson in check and used a mixture of Mayfield's passing and Chubb's physical running to rip the Ravens for 530 yards - the second straight week Baltimore (2-2) yielded more than 500 yards.

"We've just got to clean it up and guys do their job. Simple as that," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "We're not doing our assignment the way we're supposed to, too many times, and it's costing us big plays."

Mayfield hit Landry for 65 yards and connected with Ricky Seals-Jones for 59. Then, of course, there was that 88-yard run. In all, the Browns had 10 plays of at least 16 yards.

As a result, Cleveland finds itself tied atop the division with the Ravens, who won it last year. It's the first time Cleveland has been in first place after four games since 2013.

"We haven't really won anything," Kitchens conceded. "Guys, it's just one game."

Still, it's worth noting that Cleveland went 1-15 in 2016 and 0-16 just two years ago, and this victory came against a team that owned a 30-10 lead in a series that began in 1999 - three years after Art Modell moved the original Browns to Baltimore.

Jackson's deft passing and elusive running were a key part of Baltimore's 2-0 start, but for a second straight week he couldn't make up for his own team's porous defense. He got the Ravens to 24-18 with 9:51 left before Chubb took a pitch deep in his own territory, burst through a hole on the right side and ran untouched into the end zone.

"Anybody could have ran through that hole," Chubb said.

A subsequent fourth-down gamble by Baltimore failed before Jackson threw successive interceptions . The first one ended a run of 248 passes without being picked off.

Jackson went 24 of 34 for 247 yards and three scores. He had 66 yards rushing.

Down 17-10, the Ravens were moving for the potential tying score when Mark Ingram had the ball pried loose by Jermaine Whitehead, and Chad Thomas recovered at the Cleveland 26. It was Baltimore's first turnover of the season.

The Browns immediately went the other way and grabbed a two-touchdown advantage late in the third quarter with a 2-yard run by Chubb.

CHOKE HOLD

Beckham and Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey tangled several times during the game and got into a heated scuffle in the third quarter. Beckham threw a punch and Humphrey choked him after they wrestled to the ground. Both players were penalized.

"I ran to him after the game, apologized," Humphrey said. "That's not really the brand of football I really want to represent. When the whistle blows, it's got to be over with."

HAIL BRIAN

The Ravens inducted former coach Brian Billick into the team's Ring of Honor , adding his name to the facade on the upper deck. Billick led Baltimore to a Super Bowl victory during the 2000 season and went 85-67 from 1999-2007.

INJURIES

Browns: Starting CBs Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams were inactive with hamstring injuries for a second straight week. ... LB Willie Harvey left in the first quarter with a shoulder injury and did not return.

Ravens: DT Brandon Williams (knee) was placed on the inactive list after struggling during a pregame workout.

UP NEXT

Browns: For the second time in three weeks, Cleveland plays in prime time, facing the San Francisco 49ers on the road Monday night.

Ravens: In the second of three successive AFC North games, Baltimore travels to Pittsburgh to face the rival Steelers (0-3 entering Monday night game vs. Cincinnati).

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Browns Ravens
02:50 Ricky Seals-Jones 9 yd pass from Baker Mayfield (Austin Seibert kick) 7 0

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Browns Ravens
01:55 Miles Boykin 9 yd pass from Lamar Jackson (Justin Tucker kick) 7 7
00:08 Austin Seibert 24 yd FG 10 7

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Browns Ravens
11:15 Justin Tucker 41 yd FG 10 10
09:41 Nick Chubb 14 yd run (Austin Seibert kick) 17 10
00:53 Nick Chubb 2 yd run (Austin Seibert kick) 24 10

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Browns Ravens
09:51 Mark Andrews 8 yd pass from Lamar Jackson (Mark Ingram II 2pt Rush) 24 18
09:35 Nick Chubb 88 yd run (failed 2pt Pass from Baker Mayfield) 30 18
06:56 Austin Seibert 43 yd FG 33 18
02:14 Dontrell Hilliard 1 yd run (Austin Seibert kick) 40 18
00:30 Willie Snead IV 50 yd pass from Lamar Jackson (Justin Tucker kick) 40 25

Team Stats
  Cleveland Baltimore
1st Downs 22 24
Total Yards 530 395
Passing 337 222
Passing Completions/Attempts 20-31 24-34
Yards/Pass 10.5 5.8
Rushing 193 173
Rushing Attempts 29 29
Yards/Rush 6.7 6.0
Turnovers 1 3
Fumbles Lost 0 1
Interceptions Thrown 1 2
Possession 30:17 29:43

Cleveland Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Baker Mayfield 20 30 342 11.4 1 1
Odell Beckham Jr. 0 1 0 0.0 0 0

Baltimore Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Lamar Jackson 24 34 247 7.3 3 2

Cleveland Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Nick Chubb 20 165 8.2 3 88
Dontrell Hilliard 6 27 4.5 1 11
Baker Mayfield 3 1 0.3 0 1

Baltimore Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Mark Ingram II 12 71 5.9 0 18
Lamar Jackson 9 66 7.3 0 29
Gus Edwards 6 28 4.7 0 14
Justice Hill 2 8 4.0 0 5

Cleveland Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Jarvis Landry 8 167 20.9 0 65
Ricky Seals-Jones 3 82 27.3 1 59
Dontrell Hilliard 2 27 13.5 0 19
Odell Beckham Jr. 2 20 10.0 0 17
Nick Chubb 3 18 6.0 0 10
Pharaoh Brown 1 18 18.0 0 18
Damion Ratley 1 10 10.0 0 10

Baltimore Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Willie Snead IV 2 61 30.5 1 50
Hayden Hurst 2 39 19.5 0 29
Seth Roberts 4 36 9.0 0 15
Miles Boykin 3 32 10.7 1 18
Mark Andrews 4 31 7.8 1 11
Marquise Brown 4 22 5.5 0 10
Justice Hill 2 9 4.5 0 5
Nick Boyle 1 9 9.0 0 9
Gus Edwards 1 8 8.0 0 8
Mark Ingram II 1 0 0.0 0 0
Chris Moore 0 0 0.0 0

Cleveland Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Joe Schobert 9 7 1 10
T.J. Carrie 7 0 0 0
Jermaine Whitehead 7 1 0 0
Sheldon Richardson 5 1 0 0
Larry Ogunjobi 4 0 1 0
Terrance Mitchell 3 1 0 0
Eric Murray 3 1 0 0
Mack Wilson 3 4 0 0
Olivier Vernon 2 0 1 8
Damarious Randall 2 1 1 7
Myles Garrett 1 0 0 0
Devaroe Lawrence 1 0 0 0
Pharaoh Brown 0 0 0 0
Demetrius Harris 0 0 0 0
Willie Harvey 0 0 0 0
Dontrell Hilliard 0 0 0 0
KhaDarel Hodge 0 0 0 0
D'Ernest Johnson 0 0 0 0
Sione Takitaki 0 0 0 0
Tavierre Thomas 0 0 0 0

Baltimore Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Earl Thomas III 6 2 0 0
Patrick Onwuasor 5 1 0 0
Patrick Ricard 4 0 0 0
Matt Judon 3 2 0 0
Michael Pierce 3 1 0 0
Kenny Young 3 1 0 0
Brandon Carr 2 0 0 0
DeShon Elliott 2 0 0 0
Tony Jefferson 2 4 0 0
Anthony Levine Sr. 2 0 0 0
Pernell McPhee 2 0 0 0
Tyus Bowser 1 0 1 5
Maurice Canady 1 0 0 0
Chuck Clark 1 1 0 0
Marlon Humphrey 1 0 0 0
Chris Wormley 1 0 0 0
Chris Board 0 2 0 0
Bradley Bozeman 0 0 0 0
Mark Ingram II 0 0 0 0
Chris Moore 0 0 0 0

Cleveland Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Devaroe Lawrence 1 0 0
Jermaine Whitehead 1 0 0

Baltimore Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Maurice Canady 1 3 0

Cleveland Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Taywan Taylor 2 30 15.0 0 18
D'Ernest Johnson 1 13 13.0 0 13

Baltimore Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Chris Moore 3 67 22.3 0 26
Justice Hill 2 34 17.0 0 20

Cleveland Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
No punt return stats.

Baltimore Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Cyrus Jones 1 14 14.0 0 14

Cleveland Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Austin Seibert 2 2 100.0 43

Baltimore Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Justin Tucker 1 1 100.0 41

Cleveland Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Jamie Gillan 3 127 46

Baltimore Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Sam Koch 3 131 47