BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens avoided another fourth-quarter collapse thanks to a couple huge Cleveland penalties that helped them hold off the Browns 23-20.
Playing on the road against the AFC North rival Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland bolted to an early lead.
The Browns bottled up versatile quarterback Lamar Jackson throughout the afternoon and had a very good chance to move in front during the closing minutes of the fourth quarter.
And then, an offensive pass interference call on an apparent touchdown started a miserable chain of events that included a pivotal false start and a blocked 60-yard field goal attempt.
The result: A gut-wrenching 23-20 loss on Sunday. The Browns (2-5) have dropped four straight, with three of those defeats coming by a total of seven points.