Halftime: Ravens Pounding Browns

It wasn't supposed to be pretty. And it wasn't. Fred Greetham has a concise halftime damage report as the Ravens soar to a 20-0 lead...

Too bad it's just halftime.

In a dismal first half, the Browns are already down, 20-0 as Willis McGahee has put up two touchdowns along with two Steve Hauschka field goals to give the Ravens a commanding lead.

The tone was set early as the Ravens defense converted a Brady Quinn interception on the first series into a 7-0 lead as McGahee scored from seven yards out with 10:15 to play in the first quarter.

The Browns started with two pass completions to Mike Furrey and Braylon Edwards for a first down, but then Quinn was intercepted as he tried to hit Edwards by Dominique Foxworth, who flipped the ball to Ray Lewis, who returned the ball to the Browns' 31.

The Ravens extended their lead to 10-0 with 1:16 to play in the first quarter when Hauschka  kicked a 36-yard field goal. After the Browns punted, the Ravens moved quickly down the field behind Joe Flacco. A pass to L.J. Smith put the ball into Browns' territory, but a personal foul on Robaire Smith moved the ball inside the 10. However, Kamerion Wimbley was able to sack Flacco to force the field goal.

The Ravens made it 13-0 with 5:37 to play in the half as Hauschka hit a 33-yard field goal.

Just before halftime, the Ravens were able to increase their lead to 20-0 with 55 seconds to play as McGahee went in from 15 yards out after an 80-yard drive.


RB Shuffle: Many Browns fans were able to get their wish and see what RB Jerome Harrison and James Davis could do with RB Jamal Lewis out with a hamstring injury. Harrison's first carry was for a loss of one yard. Harrison had an eight-yard run on the next possession. He had 10 carries for 40 yards in the first half. Harrison caught three passes for 18 yards, including a long of 12 yards.

Mighty Quinn: QB Brady Quinn had a rough start as he was intercepted by the Dominique Foxworth on the first series and was sacked on the second. Quinn was 6–of-8 for 34 yards. He threw one interception and was sacked once.

Kam's Attack: LB Kamerion Wimbley sacked QB Joe Flacco to stop a drive in the first quarter. It was his second sack of the season.

DQ 52: LB D'Qwell Jackson led the Browns with seven tackles. S Abe Elam had four tackles.

Robaire's Revenge: DL Robaire Smith received a penalty for knocking QB Joe Flacco out of bounds late, which led to the Ravens' second score.

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