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Ravens vs. Browns Final: MVP, stock up & stock down

Nothing went right for the Ravens in Week 5, and Baltimore suffered an ugly divisional loss to Cleveland

NFL: Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

It was an ugly offensive showing, and the Ravens failed to score a touchdown for the first time this season. Turnovers, dropped passes and a blocked field goal derailed the Ravens hopes, and they failed to execute throughout regulation.

In overtime, Baltimore had multiple opportunities to put the game away and even received some help from the referees. The Browns converted a huge third down with just over a minute remaining to set up a game-winning field goal, securing a 12-9 victory.


Several players performed well, but nobody deserves MVP honors. The Ravens squandered multiple opportunities to earn a victory. Flacco and the offense couldn’t get anything going, and the defense faltered late after being on the field forever.

Stock Up

Tavon Young - A big interception in the first quarter to set up a Justin Tucker field goal. Young’s first pick of the season, and hopefully not the last.

Eric Weddle - The Pro Bowl safety came up with a huge third down sack in the opening quarter, thwarting a potential Browns scoring drive. He was also consistent in stopping the run.

Jimmy Smith - Textbook coverage on a deep pass intended for Antonio Callaway early. Smith looked like his normal self in his first game back.

Tony Jefferson - For the second week in a row, Jefferson was extremely active. He was quick to break to the ball and made some aggressive defensive plays.

Willie Snead IV - Snead continues to be a steadying, underrated weapon in the passing game. He caught five of six targets for 55 yards.

Willie Henry - In his first game back from injury, Henry came up with a big sack to prevent a Browns touchdown in the red zone.

Anthony Levine Sr. - Two huge pass breakups in the fourth quarter. Second consecutive productive game for Levine.

Stock Down

Michael Crabtree - Three more ugly drops, including a potential game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter. This is becoming a glaring problem.

Joe Flacco - A crucial red zone interception in the second quarter. The pass was deflected, but it may have been picked off anyways. Not a great performance overall.

Tim White - White does not appear to be the answer at returner. You simply cannot fumble, regardless of whether or not it was recovered.

Offensive line - Flacco had little time to throw, and he was under pressure throughout the game. After the first quarter, the line did not open any holes in the running game, either.

Special teams - For the second time this season, Justin Tucker had a field goal attempt blocked. Left three points on the field before halftime.

Javorius Allen - A crucial fumble in the third quarter, setting the Browns up in scoring position. Not a good moment for “Buck”.

Marty Mornhinweg - Marty did not call his best game, especially compared to last week against the Steelers. Baltimore went pass-heavy when the running game was effective early, and the Browns defense was prepared for whatever the Ravens threw at them.

Conversions - Baltimore’s offense went just 4/16 on third downs, an accurate representation of a dismal showing.