After the Ravens took a 10-0 lead by scoring on two short drives - a field goal after starting at the 42-yard line and a 47-yard pass from quarterback Joe Flacco to wide receiver Mark Clayton on another drive starting inside Cleveland territory - Pro Bowl special teams player Joshua Cribbs struck for the Browns. He returned Matt Stover's kick 92 yards for a touchdown and it cut into the Ravens' lead 14 seconds after Clayton's score.
Ravens: FG Stover 41, 10:40.
Ravens: Clayton 47 pass from Flacco (Stover kick), 5:19.
Browns: Cribbs 92 kickoff return (Dawson kick), 5:05.
Ravens 13 Browns 13
The Browns tied the game at 10 when kicker Phil Dawson hit from 23 yards out after an 11-play, 74-yard drive. The Ravens went back up after Stover connected from 32 yards out with 29 seconds remaining in the half. But the Ravens again allowed the Browns to tie the game when Dawson made a 54-yard field goal with three seconds left. The Browns drove 30 yards in 26 seconds to set up the attempt.
Browns: FG Dawson 23, 5:50.
Ravens: FG Stover 32, :29
Browns: FG Dawson 54, :03.
Browns 27 Ravens 20
The Browns took control of the game with the first two touchdowns of the quarter, a 28-yard pass from Derek Anderson to wide receiver Braylon Edwards and a 7-yard pass from Anderson to running back Jason Wright. But the Ravens served notice that they weren't going away when they responded with a 1-yard run by Le'Ron McClain with 1:10 left in the quarter to close to within a touchdown.
Browns: Edwards 28 pass from Anderson (Dawson kick), 13:05.
Browns: Wright 7 pass from Anderson (Dawson kick), 6:07.
Ravens: McClain 1 run (Stover kick), 1:10.
Ravens 37 Browns 27
The Ravens sealed the victory when linebacker Terrell Suggs intercepted Anderson and returned the ball 42 yards for a touchdown with 2:43 left. But it was a pair of rookies, Ray Rice and Flacco, making the difference in the final period. Flacco hit Derrick Mason with a 28-yard TD pass to tie the game at 27 with 13:57 left. Rice set up a field goal by Stover by taking a handoff and bursting through a hole for 60 yards to move the ball inside the Browns' 5-yard line.
Ravens: Mason 28 pass from Flacco (Stover kick), 13:57.
Ravens: FG Stover 22, 5:36.
Ravens: Suggs 42 interception return (Stover kick), 2:43.