BALTIMORE (WJZ) – The Ravens’ chances of a Cleveland Sunday road win hit early in the second quarter when star midfielder Lamar Jackson left the game with an ankle injury.
But, led by reserve quarterback Tyler Huntley, Baltimore will not be knocked out so easily.
After taking a 24-6 lead in the first half, the Ravens scored an unrequited 16 in the second half. Despite the late-game rally, Baltimore couldn’t get over the deficit, lost to the Browns 24-22.
The first half was mostly quiet for Raven, who struggled to find the last zone and would have been held to a draw without Justin Tucker’s two goals on the field. That changed after halftime.
Huntley unleashed a spin in the second half, connecting with Mark Andrews on a catch and running for 32 yards to put Raven in scoring position. That momentum failed two rounds later with a fumbling, second Huntley.
Tucker’s third on-field goal – a 55-yard player in the third half – cut Cleveland’s lead to 15 points.
In the fourth inning, Huntley hit a six-fight hit capped by the score of Latavius Murray, who punched it from a yard out. But the Ravens couldn’t convert a two-point effort.
Both teams traded against each other on their next shots until Baltimore put together another goal drive that resulted in an eight-yard touchdown pass to Andrews with 1:17 left in the game.
Raven recovered a kick on the field but was unable to capitalize on the opportunity.
Huntley finished the game 27/38 with 270 yards and a touchdown, scoring another 45 yards with six takes. But he also had a few expensive hits, once leading to a Cleveland score.
Andrews hit all 11 goals in 115 yards and one TD. The Rashod Bateman wide receiver also eclipsed the century mark with seven catches from 103 yards.
Tucker was Baltimore’s top scorer, making it 3 for 3 after scoring.
The loss sent the leaders of the AFC North Ravens (8-5) down to fourth place in the AFC rankings. They will be looking to recover next Sunday when it hosts the Green Bay Packers (9-3).
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