Cleveland lost a heartbreaker in a 23-21 loss to the Ravens - here are five things we learned from Baltimore's last-second win:
5. Cleveland Was On Point...Until It Really Counted
Playing 3.5 quarters of solid football was encouraging, but the Browns choked this one away by failing to execute in the final minutes of the game. If the playoff race ends up coming down to the wire and the Browns are involved, this one's going to sting even more.
4. It Wasn't Pretty, But The Ravens Got It Done
Baltimore won't win any beauty contests, but this team is already showing that they can grind out wins. John Harbaugh deserves credit for the way this team fights on every possession, and he's done well at keeping them focused despite the off-the-field saga that just keeps spiraling out of control.
3. Cleveland Looks Better, But Needs To Cut Out The Unforced Errors
The Browns had chances to put this one away, but mistakes and mental errors cost them dearly. Cleveland racked up 12 penalties that cost a total of 94 yards, and the flags kept them from establishing any kind of momentum.
2. Ray Who?
The Ravens haven't missed Ray Rice on offense, and this performance showed fans that they have a perfectly effective running back tandem. Lorenzo Taliaferro and Justin Forsett combined for 153 yards on 29 carries, and both averaged over five yards per carry.
1. Brian Hoyer Is The Guy, And That Isn't Changing Any Time Soon
This loss wasn't on Hoyer, who went 19/25 for 290 yards and a TD with only a handful of mistakes throughout the entire game. At this point, he's locked up the starting job, and it would take an injury or unprecedented meltdown to get Johnny Manziel on the field (under center, anyway).Back to the Cleveland Browns Newsfeed