| About us | Privacy Policy | Contact us | Sitemap
Home News Forum Blog Standings Roster Players Schedule Depth Chart Stats Photos Videos
carolina-panthers-v--baltimore-ravens Carolina Panthers v. Baltimore Ravens...
All the latest Baltimore Ravens Photos Store photographs. Football NFL.
baltimore-ravens-nfl-game Baltimore Ravens NFL Game...
All the latest Baltimore Ravens Photos Store photographs. Football NFL.
carolina-panthers-v--baltimore-ravens Carolina Panthers v. Baltimore Ravens...
All the latest Baltimore Ravens Photos Store photographs. Football NFL.

Baltimore Ravens News

News » Ravens defense smothers Anderson, Browns


Ravens defense smothers Anderson, Browns


Ravens defense smothers Anderson, Browns
BALTIMORE (AP) - The Baltimore Ravens were struggling to score, and then Derek Anderson came to the rescue.


Unfortunately for the Cleveland Browns, Anderson is their quarterback.

NFL Week 3

Week 3 action

    Redskins 24, Cards 17 -- Recap | Box
    Bucs 27, Bears 24 -- Recap | Box
    Vikings 20, Panthers 10 -- Recap | Box
    Falcons 38, Chiefs 14 -- Recap | Box
    Bills 24, Raiders 23 -- Recap | Box
    Dolphins 38, Patriots 13 -- Recap | Box
    Giants 26, Bengals 23 -- Recap | Box
    Titans 31, Texans 12 -- Recap | Box
    Broncos 34, Saints 32 -- Recap | Box
    49ers 31, Lion 13 -- Recap | Box
    Seahawks 37, Rams 13 -- Recap | Box
    Jaguars 23, Colts 21 -- Recap | Box
    Eagles 15, Steelers 6 -- Recap | Box
    Ravens 28, Browns 10 -- Recap | Box
    Cowboys 27, Packers 16 -- Recap | Box
    Jets at Chargers -- Preview | Notes

Analysis

  • Five Things We Learned Sunday
  • Glazer: Jets simplify for Favre
  • Marvez: Colts looking for answers
  • Czar: Long season ahead for Pats

Photos

  • NFL Week 3's best
  • Biggest moments

Baltimore turned two of Anderson's interceptions into a pair of touchdowns during a 50-second span of the third quarter, and the Ravens further damaged an already agonizing season for the Browns with a 28-10 victory Sunday.

Ed Reed returned one of the interceptions 32 yards for a score, and Le'Ron McClain scored his first two NFL touchdowns on a pair of 1-yard runs - both during a 21-point third quarter that enabled Baltimore (2-0) to turn a 10-7 halftime deficit into an 18-point lead.

"I knew it was just a question of when," said Baltimore linebacker Terrell Suggs, referring to the big plays by the defense.

Anderson had another trying day in an effort to generate some offense for Cleveland, which was picked by many to be a contender in the AFC North. Anderson went 14-for-37 for 125 yards, was sacked five times and threw three interceptions.

"We didn't execute and pretty much gave them 14 points off turnovers," he said. "I'm just frustrated. I expect more out of myself."

The Browns (0-3) have scored only two touchdowns in their three defeats. The last team to reach the playoffs after losing its first three games was the 1998 Buffalo Bills.

"I don't know whether we're trying to live on the success we had last year, but it's not working," coach Romeo Crennel said. "So we're going to have to do a lot better, or this thing is really going to get away from us."

Back from a knee injury, Willis McGahee rushed for 64 yards and a touchdown for the Ravens, who were forced to take last week off when Hurricane Ike postponed their game at Houston.

Maybe it was the layoff, but Baltimore looked sluggish in falling behind 10-7 at halftime. But the Ravens took the lead for good by taking advantage of a turnover on the Browns' first possession of the third quarter.

Kellen Winslow was hit by Ray Lewis while trying to catch a pass, and Chris McAlister plucked the ball from the air and took the interception to the Cleveland 12. Four plays later, McClain scored.

Reed then stepped in front of tight end Steve Heiden, caught Anderson's pass and sprinted into the end zone for his fourth career interception return for a touchdown. Reed said he saw the play before, then pounced when the Browns ran it again.

"(Defensive coordinator) Rex Ryan told us to be patient and let the game come to us," Reed said. "Know what they are doing, then strike!"

Later in the quarter, a 21-yard punt return by Jim Leonhard and a roughness penalty on Mike Adams gave Baltimore the ball at the Cleveland 35. The five-play drive ended with a touchdown run by McClain.

"In the second half we played poor football," Crennel said. "We got penalties and gave them scores on turnovers."

Asked about the 0-3 start, former Ravens running back Jamal Lewis (56 yards on 12 carries) said, "It's pathetic. I don't know what else to say."

The victory kept the Ravens unbeaten under first-year coach John Harbaugh. Last year, Baltimore lost twice to Cleveland and finished 5-11 for coach Brian Billick.

Ravens safety Dawan Landry was taken from the field by a cart in the second quarter after being struck in the helmet with a knee by Jamal Lewis. Landry was trying to make a tackle on the play, and immediately slumped to the ground.

Landry never lost consciousness and had movement in all his extremities, according to Ravens orthopedist Leigh Ann Curl. A CT scan at a nearby hospital indicated he was OK.

Ravens rookie quarterback Joe Flacco completed his first seven passes, hitting five different receivers for 74 yards before throwing his first career interception. D'Qwell Jackson's pickoff set up a 19-yard touchdown pass from Anderson to Jerome Harrison.

The score, on the first play of the second period, ended Cleveland's run of seven straight quarters without a touchdown.

Notes

In their 13 years of existence, the Ravens are 29-5 when scoring a defensive touchdown. ... Anderson has yet to pass for 200 yards this season; he threw for at least 200 yards in 11 games last year. ... Browns LB Shantee Orr left with a concussion in the third quarter and did not return.



Author:Fox Sports
Author's Website:http://www.foxsports.com
Added: September 22, 2008

• More On Nfl...
 Posted By corbo
• Daily transactions...
 Posted By corbo
• Who will win Week 6 games in NFL?...
 Posted By corbo
• Injury report...
 Posted By corbo
• Latest odds...
 Posted By corbo
• Matchup breakdowns...
 Posted By corbo
Justin Bannan Name: Justin Bannan
#94
Position: DT
Age: 29
Experience: 7 years
College: Colorado
Copyright © ravenshome.com, Inc. All rights reserved 2019.