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Remember When Ravens At Browns, 2008

November 13, 2009|By Source: Baltimore Sun archives

Down by 14 points with 6:07 left in the third quarter on Nov. 2, 2008, the Ravens scored on three of their next four drives to win their third straight game, 37-27. The victory pulled the Ravens within one game of the AFC North-leading Pittsburgh Steelers. The Ravens' defense gave up touchdowns on the Browns' first two possessions of the second half .

WHAT HAPPENED: : The Ravens' offense scored on consecutive series - a 1-yard dive by Le'Ron McClain and a 28-yard catch by Derrick Mason - to pull even with the Browns. The Ravens went ahead for good when Ray Rice's 60-yard run set up a 22-yard field goal by Matt Stover with 5:36 left in the game. A 42-yard interception return for a touchdown by Terrell Suggs with 2:43 left clinched the victory for the Ravens.

KEY STATS: : Joe Flacco was 17-for-29 for 248 yards and two touchdowns. ... Rice ran for a career-high 154 yards on 21 carries. ... The Ravens finished with a season-high 429 yards on offense - 122 more than their average. ... Mason and Mark Clayton combined for 13 catches for 223 yards and two touchdowns. ... The Ravens' defense held Jamal Lewis to 49 yards on 19 carries.

QUOTABLE: : "You can feel what's happening here. You can feel the sense of team being formed. That's what we've been searching for all these years." - Suggs

QUOTABLE: : "Obviously it didn't look great. But there was a ton of time left in the game, and you have to look your guys in the eye and tell them, 'We're going to go out there and we're going to get this done.' "- Flacco

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