Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns, October 1, 2023
- The Baltimore Ravens (2-1) play their second road game of the season when they face the host Cleveland Browns (2-1) for a divisional battle (Oct. 1, 1 p.m. kickoff). Entering Week 4, Baltimore, Cleveland and Pittsburgh are all tied atop the AFC North standings with 2-1 records.
- Baltimore leads the all-time series vs. Cleveland, 35-13. Under head coach John Harbaugh, the Ravens are 24-6 vs. the Browns, including 11-4 in Cleveland. The Ravens and Browns split the 2022 series, with each team winning at home.
- Last Sunday vs. Indianapolis, the Ravens fell in OT, 22-19, when Colts K Matt Gay hit a 53-yard FG (his NFL-record fourth 50+ FGM of the game and fifth overall FGM on the day). Baltimore took a 19-16 lead on a safety-sack of QB Gardner Minshew with 2:03 left in regulation, but Gay kicked a 53-yard game-tying FG after the Ravens' offense was unable to run out the clock. Baltimore had a chance to secure the win on one final ensuing possession, but K Justin Tucker's 61-yard FGA fell 2 yards short just before the end of regulation. After each team traded two OT possessions, Indy capitalized on its third go-around with Gay's game-clinching 53-yarder. Ravens S Kyle Hamilton was superb throughout the contest, posting career highs in tackles (9) and sacks (3), while adding 1 FF and 1 PD. QB Lamar Jackson completed 22-of-31 passes for 202 yards, adding 14 rushes for a team-high 101 yards (7.2 avg.) and 2 TDs.
- Sunday's game marks the first of three consecutive away contests for the Ravens: at Cleveland (10/1), at Pittsburgh (10/8) and vs. Tennessee (10/15 in London).