Who caught your eye? Did someone stand out? Who blew it? That’s what were interested in this morning. Winners and losers.
For the first time in six seasons, the Browns beat the Baltimore Ravens. For fans and some of the older Browns like D’Qwell Jackson and Joe Thomas this one was a long time coming.
WINNER: Davone Bess. Call this one Davone’s redemption. Bess only caught three passes for 24 yards, but he made those most of those opportunities. Two touchdowns and a HUGE first down catch on fourth and one to keep the final drive going. (Is it me, or was that play eerily similar to the one against the Chiefs last week that he didn’t come up with?) Everyone in the locker room was happy for Bess, who handled his tough game last week like a pro.
WINNER: Greg Little. Little set a career mark with seven catches in the game for 122 yards. Despite a couple of mental mistakes with penalties, Little was a difference maker in this one. His first quarter catch in traffic was a magic act.
WINNER: Jason Campbell. Despite suffering a rib injury in the first half, Campbell made plays when he had to. He finished the game going 23 for 35, 262 yards passing and 20 yards rushing.
LOSER: Willis McGahee. The Browns running back rushed 21 times for 31 yards. The lack of a running game forced the Browns to throw the ball more than anyone wanted to on the final two drives. It worked out in this one. With the weather turning, my guess is the Browns will need the ability to run the football later in the season.
WINNER: Defense. The Browns got to Flacco five times in this one. They held Ray Rice to 17 yards on 11 carries. Outside of Marlon Brown, the Ravens weren’t able to do much offensively.
Alright. It’s your turn to sound off after a big Browns win.