Ah another beautiful day another Sunday watching the NFL. There's nothing quite like Sunday afternoons in the Fall watching football. I'm going to be blogging the Ravens game today since the Skins are on a bye. I'm looking forward to watching the Raven's D today. I hope Ray Lewis has a couple huge hits.
[11:01] 25 yard reception by Winslow Jr. He's playing with a separated shoulder?? Wow. Nice play. Got him on my fantasy team.
[9:46] TOUCHDOWN. Anderson to Joe Jurevicius. Browns offense looked really impressive on the opening drive.
[5:46] TOUCHDOWN. Anderson to Braylon Edwards 78-yards. WOW. How did he get that wide open??? What a start for the Browns. Browns 14, Ravens 0.
[1:43] Missed 46 yard field goal by Matt Stover. Uncharacteristic for him.
[0:12] Interception Ed Reed. Great return.
[12:48] I think you have to go for it here. Down by 14 on the 5 yard line. But Billick has decided to go for the field goal. Field goal is good. Baltimore 3, Cleveland 14.
[12:00] 28 yard gain by Jamal Lewis rumbling down the field. He sort of reminds me of Jerome "The Bus" Bettis the way that he runs. Its like the stutter step running style where it takes him a few steps to gain momentum but once he does watch out.
[9:17] 41 yard Field goal Browns. Cleveland 17, Baltimore 3.
[9:10] FUMBLE. Turnover Ravens on the kickoff return. Wow. Nothing is going well for the Ravens right now. Ah Figurs, rookie mistake.
[7:43] 42 yard attempt NO GOOD. Wide left. That wasn't even close. Oh man...offsides on the defense. I didn't see the penalty. On the replay it didn't look like offsides to me. In any case now its 1st and 10 on the 20 yard line. Ravens bailed the Browns out on that one.
[6:45] Nice reception by Winslow. I'll say it again. How the heck is this guy playing with a separated shoulder???
[5:50] Wright gains 12 yards on a run up the middle. What's the deal with the Raven's D today?? I was just thinking...what is the history of the Browns as a team name? What exactly is a Brown? There's a 60 Minutes special on Vince Young tonight. Yeah I don't think that's going to be worth watching.
[4:55] TOUCHDOWN. Jamal Lewis. Did he really get in? Let's look at the replay. Nope. It doesn't look like it broke the plane. I don't think that should be a touchdown. CHALLENGE IT. Well too late now. The extra point is up and good. Billick was too late on the challenge flag. They're saying he's late on throwing the flag. Oh man. The coaches upstairs in the box should have notified Billick earlier. That clearly was not a touchdown. Too bad. The challenge flag was thrown after the snap. Browns 24. Ravens 3.
I certainly did not expect this score today thus far. Interesting stat: that was Baltimore's first rushing touchdown given up since last November. Impressive. And that shouldn't even have been counted a touchdown. Cleveland has scored 14 points on two Baltimore turnovers.
[4:00] Damn. What a great run by McGahee. Two stiff arms and missed tackles. Turns nothing into a 28-yard run.
Here's Wikipedia's explanation for the Browns team name:
The Cleveland Browns were founded in 1945 as a charter member of the All-America Football Conference, under businessman Arthur B "Mickey" McBride. Not long after gaining the franchise, McBride named Ohio State Buckeyes coach Paul Brown as vice president, general manager and head coach.[2:55] I agree with Gannon. McNair does not look comfortable back there in the pocket. He's throwing off balance a lot. Both running games have been playing well this afternoon.
A fan contest was conducted to determine the name of the team, with the most popular choice being "Panthers." However, Brown objected to the name after finding out it had been used by a semipro team in the city—one that had a reputation as a chronic loser. This prompted a second contest to choose a name befitting a champion. The Browns say this contest yielded the nickname "Brown Bombers"—after reigning heavyweight champion Joe Louis—and was shortened to "Browns" for the convenience of headline writers. However, to this day, rumors persist that the team was named after Paul Brown himself.
[1:08] Wow Billick looks pissed off. He'd better get on his team at halftime.
[1:04] Incomplete pass into the end one from McNair. Might have had a chance if the pass was better thrown. McNair is 9 of 15 thus far for 95 yards and 1 INT.
[1:01] Another errant pass by McNair.
[0:56] A third straight attempt into the end zone. Deflected pass. Ravens are going to have to settle for another field goal
[0:52] Field goal good. Baltimore 6, Cleveland 24.
[0:00] What a surprising first half. I wouldn't want to be in the Ravens locker room at halftime. I'm sure Billick will have plenty to say. And only three quotes by the announce team today. I wonder if they're checking this blog and knowing that I'm going to call them out for saying stupid stuff.
[12:46] Screen pass to McGahee. 30 yard gain. Nice run by Willis.
[9:36] Wow how did Holly miss that interception? Was thrown right to him. Again that's why hes not a wide receiver. No hands.
[8:54] 41 yard field goal attempt by Stover. Waaay off. Wide right. Second missed field goal today. Absolutely nothing is going right for the Ravens.
[6:40] Dawan Landry on the Ravens is LaRon Landry's brother on the Redskins. Didn't know that.
[6:20] Winslow awesome catch and run 49 yard gain. Please don't bring it back. Yesss. The penalty is against the Ravens. Career long reception fro Winslow.
[4:18] 20 yard field goal attempt is good by Dawson. Cleveland 27, Baltimore 6.
[1:25] Great scramble by McNair to make a completion. Gain of 16.
[0:15] Encroachment. Finally they call the penalty. I've noticed the D-line has been getting a jump on the ball over the past couple plays.
[0:10] 4th and 3. The Ravens are going for it. Good call. You need this. Oh incomplete pass Wilcox dropped it. Turnover on downs.
[10:16] Going looooong. Incomplete pass. Another miss by McNair.
[7:14] TOUCHDOWN. McNair to Sypniewski. Ravens 13, Browns 27.
[4:37] Plenty of time in the picket for McNair. Where was that pass to? No one even remotely close to that.
[3:18] Damn. McNair is taking some shots. Ravens need to help shore up the right side of that line. The Browns are bringing the house up front. Wow McNair has 51 attempts today so far.
[2:39] Turnover on downs. Disappointing showing by the Ravens today.
[0:00] Final score Browns 27, Ravens 13.
- "This is Todd Heap making the reception. And he is taken down in a heap." (He said this twice)
- "This has been one of the surprising scores today in the NFL. I'm sure Cleveland fan Drew Carey would appreciate it."
- "A good pick and poke for 19 yards."
- "The key for Derek Anderson is to not hold the football against this defense."
- "If you're not 100 percent healthy then its very very difficult to play the position very effectively."
- "The Ravens need something positive to happen to them on this drive."
- "Taking care of the ball today has been paramount."