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Ravens-Browns Week 12 contest named one of the best games of 2015

The two rivals turned up on Monday Night Football to deliver one of the best games of the season.

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There aren't any minor leagues in the NFL, but this matchup may as well have been two minor league teams squaring off against each other.

Two AFC North rivals, the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens, were slated to battle in Week 12's edition of Monday Night Football. It truly looked like it was going to be an awful the game. The Ravens were completely wiped out by injuries. Joe Flacco, Justin Forsett, and Steve Smith, Sr. were nowhere to be found. Instead, they were replaced by the likes of Matt Schaub, Buck Allen, and Kamar Aiken.

Things weren't much better for the Ravens' opponent either. The Browns, then 2-8 at the time, were rolling with Austin Davis at quarterback after Josh McCown went down injured late in the fourth quarter, and tight end Gary Barnidge was perhaps their single biggest offensive weapon at the time.

But somehow, these two squads that were of shell of their former selves combined for one of the greatest games in their head-to-head history.

This game had everything, except for defense, that is. Combining for 60 total points, the two shoddy bottom-of-the-barrel offenses exchanged scores all game long. In his first start since 2013, Matt Schaub was able to throw two touchdowns, although he did throw one of his signature pick-sixes. On the other side, Austin Davis did an incredible job of leading his team to tie the game and eventually bring them within field goal range to seal the game.

But winning just wasn't in the cards for the Browns. With a mere three seconds left to go, Browns' kicker Travis Coons, who had been perfect on the year, lined up to kick the 51-yard winner. But Coons would no longer be perfect, as his kick was too low and blocked by Brent Urban, who was playing in his first ever NFL game. Safety Will Hill scooped up the ball and took it 64 yards to the house, and the Ravens won on a walk-off block.

It was a crazy game that had three return touchdowns, one of only four games last season that featured so many returns. In fact, the game was so good that named it the sixteenth-best game of 2015.

Relive the madness of one of the highest points in the Ravens' season with these highlights.