Ravens Keep Their Playoff Hopes Alive

| November 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

Ravens shutout the Browns on Monday Night 16-0ravens-logo

The Ravens defense is alive again and showed up to play all 60 minutes in prime time on Monday Night Football.  Their offense was dominant.  In a matter of a couple seconds in the third quarter Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco completed a 41 yard pass to wide receiver Derrick Mason who took it down the sideline to the Browns’ 13 yard line.  The very next play running back Ray Rice took it home for a 7-0 lead.  After the kickoff, Cleveland quarterback Brady Quinn, making his first start since being pulled during the third game of their season versus the Ravens, threw an interception to Ravens safety Dawan Landry who took it to the end zone untouched.  The Ravens missed the extra point and led the game 13-0.

Brady Quinn threw his second interception to Chris Carr later in the third quarter which set up a Steven Hauschka 44 yard field goal which he made this time giving the Ravens the 16-0 lead.  I say this time because Hauschka missed another field goal during the first half of this game and of course it was to the left again.

This game had a few unfortunate injuries in it including the first and last plays of the game.  During the first play of the game Ravens safety Haruki Nakamura broke his ankle on the opening kickoff.  After throwing his second interception Brady Quinn was penalized 15 yards for throwing a low block on linebacker Terrell Suggs who limped off the field and will have an MRI on Tuesday to check his status.  Finally during the last play of the game Browns’ wide receiver Josh Cribbs was nailed by defensive end Dwan Edwards.  Cribbs laid on the ground motionless for a few minutes while players from both teams knelt in prayer.  He was later taken to the hospital as a precaution but was said to have had feeling in his arms and legs and was doing fine.

The Ravens with this win improve to 5-4 and end their losing streak.  Next week will not be easy though with the undefeated Indianapolis Colts coming to Baltimore fresh off a big win against the Patriots.

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