Browns-Ravens Scoreless at Half

Browns defense makes a good showing as the game remains knotted at halftime. David Bowens two sacks keys the squads performance, and a promised fan protest fizzles when put to the test.

CLEVELAND--The bad news is the Browns haven't scored.

The good news is the Ravens haven't either.

The two teams remain scoreless after the first 30 minutes in the Browns lone appearance on Monday Night Football.

The Ravens had the only chance to score but Steve Hauschka missed a 36-yard field goal wide left after Ray Rice had set up the opportunity with a 19-yard run inside the Browns' 20.

Brady Quinn moved the ball a couple of times to Ravens' territory, but the drives quickly fizzled. Quinn was 6-of-12 for 63 yards in the first half with no interceptions and two sacks.

Jamal's Finale: RB Jamal Lewis started after complaining last week that Eric Mangini's practices were too hard. Lewis ran for 14 yards on the first play and had six carries for 27 yards in the first half. Lewis announced earlier this season that he was playing in his last season. If that's the case, this was his final game against his former team.

Jennings Time: RB Chris Jennings saw his most extensive playing time of the season. He had three carries for nine yards and caught a pass for 10 yards.

Robaire's Play: DL Robaire Smith stopped RB Ray Rice on third-and-short to force a Ravens' punt to start the second quarter.

Brady's Turn: QB Brady Quinn returned to the starting lineup. His first pass was complete to TE Robert Royal. Quinn started 3-of-3 for 17 yards. His biggest play in the first half was a 30-yard pass to WR Mohamed Massaquoi. For the half, Quinn was 6-of-12 for 63 yards with two sacks. WR Mike Furrey had two receptions for 11 yards.

Wildcat Josh: Josh Cribbs took several snaps at quarterback and ran for 14 yards. He lined up several times and handed off to RB Jamal Lewis.

Sack Man: LB David Bowens sacked QB Joe Flacco on the Ravens' first series and then later in the first quarter. Bowens led the Browns at the half with six tackles, followed by DB Brodney Pool with four.

Zastudil Out: P Dave Zastudil was inactive with a knee injury. Newly signed punter Reggie Hodges handled the chores. At this point in the season, many feel Zastudil might be the team's MVP.

Nakamura Out: Elyria native Haruki Nakamura broke his ankle on the opening kickoff. Nakaurma played at St. Edwards High School and the University of Cincinnati.

Not Much Brown Out: The much publicized boycott of the opening kickoff didn't appear to be much. The stadium looked like it usually does at kickoff.

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