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NFL Week 4 Game Recap: Baltimore Ravens 28, Cleveland Browns 3

2RYK15N Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) runs for a 2-yard touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

The Baltimore Ravens moved to 3-1 on the year with a 28-3 win over the Cleveland Browns on the road in Week 4.

The Ravens controlled the game from the get-go, with a pair of Lamar Jackson rushing touchdowns and a throw from Jackson to tight end Mark Andrews giving them a 21-3 lead at halftime.

The Jackson-to-Andrews connection hit again in the fourth quarter and was the only score of the second half.


Offensive spotlight: The Ravens asked Jackson to pass the ball only 19 times in this game, but the former Heisman Trophy winner completed 15 of them for 187 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He also picked up 27 yards on the ground, scoring twice in the process.

Tight end Mark Andrews was Jackson's top target through the air, seeing five targets and catching all five for 80 yards and two touchdowns. First-round draft pick Zay Flowers picked up 56 yards on three receptions.

Jerome Ford led the Browns in rushing attempts but averaged just 2.9 yards per carry on a tough day. Tight end David Njoku, who was questionable coming into the game, led the team with six receptions for 46 yards.

Defensive spotlight: The Ravens' linebackers delivered in this contest, with Roquan Smith and Patrick Queen combining for four tackles for loss in the win. Smith also led the team with two pass breakups, while Kyle Hamilton, Brandon Stephens and Geno Stone all secured interceptions.

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah and Ogbo Okoronkwo each notched a pair of tackles for loss, and Myles Garrett and Okoronkwo each tallied a sack. Greg Newsome II and Martin Emerson Jr. recorded pass breakups in coverage.

Rookie spotlight: Dorian Thompson-Robinson, who had some impressive performances in the preseason, struggled in his first regular-season start, going 19-of-36 for 121 yards and three interceptions. Rookie wide receiver Cedric Tillman hauled in only one reception for five yards from three targets.

Box Score

Passing
Baltimore Ravens
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Long Sacks Rtg
Lamar Jackson 29.18 15 / 19 187 9.8 2 0 43 3 142.8
Cleveland Browns
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Long Sacks Rtg
Dorian Thompson-Robinson 4.24 19 / 36 121 3.4 0 3 16 4 25.4
Rushing
Baltimore Ravens
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Lamar Jackson 29.18 9 27 3 2 10 1
Zay Flowers 8 1 -6 -6 0 -6 0
Gus Edwards 7 15 48 3.2 0 16 0
Melvin Gordon III 5.4 3 21 7 0 22 0
Justice Hill 3.3 3 33 11 0 15 0
Tyler Huntley 0.8 2 8 4 0 6 0
Cleveland Browns
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Jerome Ford 9.5 9 26 2.9 0 10 0
Pierre Strong Jr. 4.9 5 49 9.8 0 40 0
Dorian Thompson-Robinson 4.24 4 24 6 0 12 0
Elijah Moore 2 1 -20 -20 0 -20 0
Harrison Bryant 1.4 1 2 2 0 2 0
Kareem Hunt 1.2 5 12 2.4 0 6 0
Receiving
Baltimore Ravens
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT YPR TD Long
Mark Andrews 25 5 5 80 16 16 2 36
Zay Flowers 8 4 3 56 14 18.7 0 43
Gus Edwards 7 3 2 2 0.7 1 0 7
Melvin Gordon III 5.4 1 1 23 23 23 0 23
Devin Duvernay 2.8 2 2 8 4 4 0 10
Patrick Ricard 2.4 1 1 14 14 14 0 14
Nelson Agholor 1.4 2 1 4 2 4 0 4
Cleveland Browns
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT YPR TD Long
David Njoku 10.6 7 6 46 6.6 7.7 0 15
Jerome Ford 9.5 6 5 19 3.2 3.8 0 8
Amari Cooper 2.6 6 1 16 2.7 16 0 16
Elijah Moore 2 4 2 20 5 10 0 13
Donovan Peoples-Jones 1.7 4 1 7 1.8 7 0 7
Jordan Akins 1.6 2 1 6 3 6 0 6
Cedric Tillman 1.5 3 1 5 1.7 5 0 5
Harrison Bryant 1.4 1 1 2 2 2 0 2
Marquise Goodwin 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
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