Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) – Justin Tucker’s 32-yard field goal at the
buzzer sent the Baltimore Ravens over the Cleveland Browns, 23-21, in a tight
AFC North battle on Sunday.
The Ravens settled for a 21-yard Tucker kick with five minutes remaining to
pull within one, then forced a pair of three-and-outs to get the ball back
with 1:58 to go.
Joe Flacco connected with Steve Smith for a 32-yard pickup to set up Tucker’s
kick, which provided the sixth and final lead change in the seesaw tussle.
The statistics were virtually identical for both offenses, with Baltimore
(2-1) gaining 377 yards, just two more than the Brian Hoyer-led Browns.
Flacco finished with 217 yards with a touchdown and an interception, while
Lorenzo Taliaferro rushed for 91 yards and a score on 18 carries.
Taliaferro and Justin Forsett, who added 63 yards on the ground, carried the
load in the backfield because Bernard Pierce sat out with a thigh injury.
Hoyer completed 19-of-25 passes for 290 yards and a touchdown for the Browns
(1-2), who failed to build off last week’s victory over the Saints.