The Ravens, down three, punted and gave the Browns the ball with 6:44 left in the fourth quarter.
They wouldn't see the ball until there was just 18 seconds left on the clock. The Browns were able to churn out first downs and run off over six minutes of time to put the Ravens away 24-18. For a team that prides itself on defense, that side of the field couldn't get the job done when it mattered most.
And this was against a Browns team, that, to their credit, made more plays on the offensive side of the ball. Jason Campbell seems to have rejuvenated his career, throwing for three touchdowns in the win.
On Cleveland's final drive, Campbell scrambled for 12 yards on a third-and-3 and completed a three-yard pass to Davone Bess on a fourth-and-1. The Ravens had many opportunities to stop the Browns. Campbell made more plays and Baltimore was unable to get the job done.
That said, the offense and special teams, once again, did the defense no favors. For the majority of the first half, the Ravens' offense was stagnant, this after a bye week that supposedly refreshed this team. This loss keeps the Ravens where they were prior to Cincinnati's loss to Miami, and jumps the Browns into second place of the AFC North.
The running game once again was absent. There's no reason Joe Flacco should be the Ravens' leading rusher with 25 yards. Ray Rice finished with 17 and Bernard Pierce had 11.
On special teams, Tandon Doss muffed a punt that led to a Browns touchdown and Sam Koch had another shaky day punting the ball.
The lone bright spot was Marlon Brown, who finished with 54 yards, two receiving touchdowns and a two-point conversion.
The Ravens are in danger of letting this season slip away. This team isn't good right now and don't seem to have the makings of one that will contend for a playoff spot.
Sunday's game was a must-win. Next week? Baltimore will be playing with its season on the line.