Big second half fuels Ravens to prime time win over Browns
Flacco passes for 3 TDs
raced away from a halftime deficit to earn a 28-7 prime time victory over the visiting Cleveland Browns on Thursday Night Football at M&T Bank Stadium.
“This game didn’t look like it was going to be a game where we were laughing in the fourth quarter. It looked like it was going to be a typical Cleveland- Baltimore game that was going to be fought out until the end,” Flacco said. “It’s definitely a bit of a relief to be able to be over there [on the sideline] in the fourth quarter and be 99.9 percent sure you’re going to win the game.”
Trailing 7-6 at halftime, the Ravens (5-4) struck three times after the break, scoring touchdowns on drives of 64, 43 and 90 yards, respectively, en route to the team’s highest scoring half of the season.
“We had success in the second half, and that was really important for us to do that. Hopefully, we’ll all look back at this at the end of the season and say this was a turning point for the offense,” Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said. “It’s part of the process, I think, and hopefully someday, at the end of season, we’re saying that about tonight.”
Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs (55) tries to sack Cleveland Browns quarterback Cody Kessler (6) but gets hit by offensive lineman Cameron Erving (74), allowing Kessler to throw an incomplete pass on third down during the second quarter at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Thursday. The Ravens won, 28-7.