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Ravens vs. Browns live updates: Week 2 score, stats, highlights

Ravens vs. Browns live updates: Week 2 score, stats, highlights

The Baltimore Ravens, fresh off a 13-7 win over the Bills in Week 1, are headed to Cleveland to take on the Browns in a battle of AFC North foes.

The Week 2 matchup features the Browns' new starting quarterback, Josh McCown, who replaces the injured Robert Griffin III.


CSN Mid-Atlantic is providing live udpates from the Ravens vs. Browns game with the latest scores, stats, highlights, weather updates and quarter-by-quarter summaries. 



12:20 p.m. — The squad is ready to go today. 

12:30 p.m. — The inactives are in. Dixon and Allen won't be in uniform again.

12:50 p.m. — Prior to the game, the Browns unveiled a statue of Jim Brown. This goes against the "No statues for people who are still alive," but if you are to go against that rule, Jim Brown is an excellent choice.


First Quater:

1:10 p.m. — That was quick. Josh McCown finds rookie Corey Coleman in the back of the end zone on 3rd-and-9 to take a 6-0 lead. That was beautiful. 31=yard strike. Time for Flacco and company to respond. Browns went 3-for-3 on third down that drive.

1:15 p.m. — This is worth noting about Josh McCown vs. the Ravens.

1:25 p.m. — Isaiah Crowell scores on an 80-yard TD run and it is now 14-0 Browns. That was not what we expected to see. 

1:27 p.m. — That was a beautiful run by Crowell. The defense by Ravens was not. 

1:30 p.m. — Joe Flacco throws an INT to Joe Haden. This is not good. 

1:32 p.m. — Corey Coleman touchdown. That's No. 2 for him and No. 3 for Cleveland. 20-0.

1:35 p.m. — And then Tavon Young blocks the Browns' PAT and returns it for a 2-point coversion. It's now 20-2. Things are getting weird. 

1:40 p.m — Cleveland QB Josh McCown is now headed to the locker room. Former USC quarterback Cody Kessler is warming up on the sidelines. WHAT IS GOING ON?

Second Quarter: Browns 20, Ravens 2

1:45 p.m — Josh McCown is back on the sidelines and is going back in after the Browns stopped the Ravens on fourth down.

1:50 p.m. — CSN's very own Brent Harris makes a very astute observation.

2:10 p.m. — Joe Flacco finds Dennis Pitta for a long gain on third down. Flacco finds Crockett Gilmore for a long gain on the very next play. Ravens' offense had looked anemic up until this point. 

2:15 p.m. — FINALLY! Flacco finds Mike Wallace for a 7-yard TD pass. Browns lead 20-9.

2:20 p.m. — Ravens back in business. Eric Weddle picks off Josh McCown with 42 seconds left. 

2:28 p.m. — Justin Tucker nails a 52-yard FG as the first half comes to an end. 

Halftime: Browns 20, Ravens 12

Ravens Stats:

— Flacco: 15-of-29, 152 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, 642. rating

— Forsett: 8 carries, 28 yards

— Pitta: 6 receptions, 61 yards, 8 targets

— Wallace: 3 receptions, 24 yards, 1 TD, 5 targets

Browns Stats:

— McCown: 10-of-14, 141 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT, 113.4 rating

— Crowell: 9 carries, 115 yards, 1 TD

— Coleman: 3 receptions, 46 yards, 2 TDs, 5 targets

Third Quarter:

2:45 p.m. — Ravens open up the third quarter with the ball, and would you look at that? Mike Wallace scores another touchdown. That's 17 unanswered points from the Ravens. Browns 20, Ravens 19. 

2:55 p.m. — The momentum has officially shifted. Ravens look confidence and aggressive. browns can't find anything. Ravens force a Browns' punt and now look to take their first lead of the game.

3:00 p.m. — These numbers on Mike Wallace are pretty good.

3:05 p.m. — Flacco takes a shot at the end zone, and is picked off by Joe Haden, who has two interceptions on the day. Ravens unable to capitalize on momentum.

3:15 p.m. — C.J. Mosely hits McCown hard and the Browns' QB is banged up. He limps off the field with the punter coming in for fourth down. Trainers now attending to McCown. 

3:25 p.m. — Ravens can't muster anything from that drive, and an banged up Jiosh McCown will come back onto the field.

3:30 p.m. — And the final play of the third quarter is a deep bomb from McCown to Coleman, who climbs the ladder to make a huge catch. 

Fourth Quater:

3:40 p.m. — Ravens finally take the lead on a Justin Tucker field goal. 22-20 with 10 minutes left. 

3:55 p.m. — Another FG from Justin Tucket and the Ravens are uop 25-20. Just under three minutes left, but the Browns have just 81 yards of offense in the second half. 

4:05 p.m. — Browns are driving. Hawkins moves the chains with a 16-yard strike from McCown. 55 seconds, reamin and the Browns have no timeouts. Cameron Irving is down on the field as the team preapres for 3rd-and-9.

4:08 p.m. — Corey Coleman gets some space on the outside and scampers out of bounds. 27 seconds left. Browns still have a shot here. 

4:10 p.m. — Terrell Pryor snags a 20-strike from McCown inside Ravens territory, but there are flags all over the place. Offsetting penalties.

4:11 p.m. — McCown takes a shot down field and C.J. Mosely is there on the goal line for the INT. Game, blouses.

FINAL: Ravens 25, Browns 20.

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Ravens sign Crabtree to three-year deal

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Ravens sign Crabtree to three-year deal

The Baltimore Ravens have signed WR Michael Crabtree to a three-year deal on Friday according to general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome.

The deal is apparently worth $21 million, according to Adam Shefter.

After being released by the Raiders Thursday following the signing of Jordy Nelson, Crabtree heads to the Ravens less than 24 hours later.


The 31-year-old is coming off a 2017 season when he recorded 58 receptions for 618 yards and eight touchdowns. In 2016 he posted 89 receptions for 1,003 yards and eight touchdowns.

Since 2015, the Texas Tech product has scored 25 receiving touchdowns, the fifth-most in the NFL. Crabtree and Steelers WR Antonio Brown are the only NFL players to post at least eight touchdown catches in each of the past three seasons.


In all, Crabtree has played nine NFL seasons – six of them with San Francisco (2009-14) and three with Oakland (2015-17). The former first-round draft pick (10th overall, Texas Tech) has registered 579 receptions for 6,870 yards (11.9 avg.) and 51 touchdowns in 125 career games (122 starts).

“Michael has played very well against the Ravens, so we know firsthand the attributes he brings to the game,” Newsome said in a team statement. “He is a smart, tough, physical receiver who battles for the ball. We like his temperament and believe he is a good fit for our football team, on and off the field.”

Since he entered the NFL in 2009, Crabtree’s 51 receiving scores rank 10th among active wide receivers, while his receptions (579) are seventh, and his receiving yards (6,870) are 12th.

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Ryan Grant's health issue and why the Ravens couldn't control voiding his contract

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Ryan Grant's health issue and why the Ravens couldn't control voiding his contract

The most obvious move in the NFL this offseason was the Ravens signing a new wide receiver (or three). It was less obvious why the team decided to commit so much money to former Redskins receiver Ryan Grant.

Grant has long been beloved by his coaches and teammates, but the results have never been there on game day. He has some potential to improve if given a larger role in a team's offense, which he likely would have had in Baltimore, but it never made much sense to offer him a 4-year contract worth nearly 30 million, with $14.5 million guaranteed.

Thankfully for fans who were uninspired by the reported agreement, Grant was unable to pass his physical and will not be joining the team.


At a press conference Friday morning, GM Ozzie Newsome called the void a "medical decision" that Newsome had no control over. 

NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported that Grant is recovering from a Grade 2 sprained ankle that would need two months rest.

You have to feel for Grant, who by all accounts has worked his tail off for many years just waiting for his chance. It's never easy missing out on nearly $15 million dollars guaranteed, but Grant should be able to find work with another team.

The timing of this news, coming so soon after former Raider Michael Crabtree became available, seemed fishy to some.

At Friday's press conference, Newsome also said the team would have still pursued Crabtree if they signed Grant. 

It's probably not fair to suggest that an NFL franchise would actually so publicly back out of a deal just because another option came along, as any team with that reputation would struggle to attract future free agents. That said, it could end up working out splendidly for the team.

Besides, if all else is equal, shouldn't a team located in Baltimore be going after a guy named CRABtree?