The Baltimore Ravens faced a difficult situation when they played against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, as they were without OT Morgan Moses. They also lost their other bookend offensive tackle, Ronnie Stanley, and their top cornerback Marlon Humphrey during the game. The Ravens still managed to score 24 points against the Browns’ strong defense but ultimately lost the game.
Despite having a 24-9 lead at halftime, the Ravens only scored once in the second half and ended up losing 33-31. The loss cannot be attributed to conservative play calling or a pick-six thrown by Lamar Jackson in the fourth quarter due to a batted ball. The Browns played like a Super Bowl contender in the second half, showing strength on both offense and defense.
Offense was considered the Browns’ weak point going into the 2023 season, especially after suffering injuries to key players. Additionally, their quarterback, Deshaun Watson, had failed to perform consistently after returning from a suspension. However, the Browns rallied in the second half, with Watson showing improvement in his passing and leading the team to a victory.
Despite their weaknesses and injuries, the Browns were able to defeat the Ravens on the road, showcasing their potential to achieve new heights.