CLEVELAND, OH--- Baltimore's offense would be too much for Cleveland's 3 week stellar defense, it was the Lamar Jackson show as he would finish with 4 Total TDs, 2 rushing and 2 through the air, both to tight end Mark Andrews. Jackson would throw for 186 yards and rush for 27. Dorian Thompson-Robinson had to take over for Deshaun Watson as the starter for Cleveland today as Watson struggled throughout the week with his throwing shoulder. Robinson's first career NFL start did not go very well as Baltimore pressured him all game, getting some nasty looking hits on the rookie QB. "DTR" would complete 19 of his 36 passes attempted for 121 yards along with 3 interceptions, his last coming with zeros on the clock in the 4th quarter. Another player that had some injury problems was David Njoku, he suffered burns on his face and arms after a "household incident" involving a firepit in his backyard, Njoku played through the burns. Coming into Sunday's game, both defenses were dominate to say the least, allowing under 5 yards per play so far on the season.
Dorian Thompson-Robinson's first interception would come around halfway through the 1st quarter, he was a bit late getting the ball to Amari Cooper on a slant route, the ball was tipped and intercepted, this set up Lamar Jackson's first rushing TD of the day with around 6 and a half minutes to go in the 1st quarter. The Browns were trying to get things going on offense, but towards the conclusion of the first quarter, they couldn't quite get it going, the Browns would try and get fancy, sending Elijah Moore on a jet sweep, but that would result in a -20 yard run. The Browns would get their first and only points on the board after Dustin Hopkins nailed a 53 yard field goal with 2:21 left in the opening quarter. Lamar would again evade the Browns defense with 4:18 left in the first half with his 2nd rushing TD of the day, this would be light compared to the great throw made by Jackson to Mark Andrews in the endzone, Jackson put up a jump-ball for the tight end, and he came down with amazing catch over 2 Browns defenders with 11 seconds to go in the first half, the Ravens were up 21-3 at the end of the half.
The Browns struggled with some in game injuries as well, with Ethan Pocic, Myles Garrett, Jerome Ford, Dawond Jones, and Sione Takitaki all at one point heading to the sideline throughout the game. As the second half would continue on, it would be much of the same, DTR taking shot after shot, while also struggling with the deep ball. Lamar Jackson would put the exclamation point on the game with another TD pass connection to tight end Mark Andrews to extend the Baltimore lead, and final score to 28-3.
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