Turnovers Trouble Browns

Ravens force three turnovers (one fumble, two interceptions) lead Browns 13-10 at half.

CLEVELAND—The Browns turned the ball over three times and still find themselves down just 13-10 at the half. A Phil Dawson 30-yard field goal cut the deficit with just three seconds to play.

Colt McCoy has been intercepted twice in the first half and has a quarterback rating of just 42.4. Meanwhile, Mohamed Massaquoi has a perfect 158.3 rating after accounting for the Browns only touchdown of the game as he threw a 29-yard score to Brian Robiskie for the game's first score.

The Browns scored first and took a 7-0 lead with 7:01 to play in the first quarter as Robiskie caught a 29-yard pass from Massaquoi in a razzle dazzle play.

Out of the shotgun with Seneca Wallace at quarterback, Wallace handed it to Peyton Hillis running left and he pitched it to Massaquoi coming from the left side and he threw to Robiskie for a touchdown as Robiskie made a diving catch in front of Chris Carr.

The Browns started the drive at the Ravens' 40 after a 17-yard punt return by Josh Cribbs. On third-and-4, Colt McCoy hit Ben Watson for a five yard pickup and a first down. On the next play, Massaquoi threw the touchdown.

After the Browns score, the Ravens answered with a 16 play drive of their own that resulted in a 27-yard field goal by Billy Cundiff to make it 7-3 with 13:35 to play in the first half.

Ray Rice had 20 yards rushing on the drive, while the longest play was a 16-yard run by fullback Le'Ron McClain. Joe Flacco hit Derrick Mason two passes to get the Ravens to the Browns' 25. The Ravens had the ball for 8:26 and covered 80 yards.

The Ravens took the lead at 10-7 at the 11:47 mark as Flacco hit T.J. Houshmandzadeh for a 15-yard touchdown after a fumble recovery by the Ravens on the Browns' 20. On the first play after getting the ball back, Massaquoi fumbled after catching a short pass from McCoy. Carr stripped it and Jameel McClain picked it up and returned it to the Browns' 20. Three plays later, Flacco hit Houshmandzadeh on a slant behind Sheldon Brown for the score.

The Browns third turnover of the first half, an interception by Ed Reed set up a 40-yard field goal by Cundiff to make it 13-7 with 4:06 to play in the first half. McCoy's second interception of the half gave the Ravens the ball at the 50 after a 20-yard return.

Flacco helped move the Ravens into field goal position with a scramble for a first down on third-and-4 to the Browns' 40. A nine-yard pass to Mason and a six-yard pass to Houshmandzadeh set up the field goal.

The Browns made it 13-10 with three seconds left in the first half as Phil Dawson kicked a 30-yard field goal. The Browns started at their 37 and had a 28-yard pass from McCoy to Mike Bell that moved the ball to the Ravens' 24.

The Browns let close to 30 seconds come off the clock before McCoy scrambled for seven yards after a one yard run by Bell. After getting first down on a run by Cribbs, McCoy threw two incomplete passes into the end zone and with just six seconds to go on third down, the Browns elected to kick the field goal. They went 50 yards in 10 plays for the score.

Notebook

Ring the Bell: RB Mike Bell had his biggest impact since coming to the Browns with a 28-yard reception to set up a field goal and rushed four times for 10 yards.

Colt Time: QB Colt McCoy was 8-of-12 for 70 yards and two interceptions.  He also ran once for seven yards. He had an interception to end the opening drive at the Ravens' four by CB Lardarius Webb. The Browns had moved to the Ravens' 32 before the interception. He threw the second with 8:02 to play in the first half as he was trying to hit WR Mohamed Massaquoi and S Ed Reed stepped up and picked it off.

Mo to Robo: WRs Mohamed Massaquoi and Brian Robiskie hooked up for a touchdown pass in the first quarter as Massaquoi took a pitch from RB Peyton Hillis and threw for the 29-yard score. It was Robiskie's second-consecutive game in which he scored a touchdown and his second career touchdown.  It was the first time a non-quarterback has thrown a touchdown since Kevin Johnson threw a 33-yard touchdown to Quincy Morgan on Sept. 8, 2002. Robiskie had two receptions for 35 yards and Massaquoi had two for 14 yards, but also fumble once.

Cribbs Long: KR Josh Cribbs had his longest kickoff return off the season on the opening kickoff for 37 yards. Cribbs' first punt return was for 17 yards, which tied his longest punt return of the season. Cribbs ran twice for eight yards and caught a pass.

Gocong Tops: LB Chris Gocong leads the Browns with four tackles, while LB David Bowens, CB Sheldon Brown and DL Ahtyba Rubin each have three tackles.

DBO for Barton: LB David Bowens started in place of LB Eric Barton and LB Jason Trusnik started in Bowens' place.

Stallworth Return: Former Browns WR Donte Stallworth was one of four captains for the Ravens. He won the Ed Block Courage Award from his teammates in Baltimore. Stallworth was suspended for a year from the NFL and the Browns after manslaughter in a DUI accident in Florida.

Inactives: For the Browns: WR Carlton Mitchell, WR Jordan Norwood, LB Eric Alexander, DL Brian Sanford, TE Robert Royal, DL Jayme Mitchell, DL Ko Quaye and Jake Delhomme is the third QB. The most notable player inactive for the Ravens was TE Todd Heap.


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