Cleveland Can’t stop Boldin as Baltimore Tops Browns 24-17

The Browns can walk out of Baltimore with their head held up high, but nevertheless, the results for the Brown and Orange are what they are – 0-3.

This after the team fell to the Ravens 24-17 Sunday in a game where once again they had the lead in the second half, this time in the fourth quarter before Joe Flacco and his favorite wide out, Anquan Boldin, did them in.

Boldin rocked the Browns all day, catching eight passes for 142 yards in a sensational performance. The final TD was a 27-yard grab that made it 21-17 Ravens with 9:13 left.

The Browns offense, which had been awful the first two weeks in the second half, did put up yards, but were unable to put a drive together to answer the Ravens last TD.

Forced to punt from their own end zone, the Ravens were able to drive down enough to hang a three-spot on late when Billy Cundiff nailed a 49-yard kick with 5:29 left to make it 24-17.

The Browns gained 8 yards on their next drive, but instead of going for it on 4th-and-2 from their own 28, they punted hoping to hold the Ravens and get the ball back.

It didn’t happen.

Baltimore killed the last 3:49 with two first downs to run out the clock and take home the 7-point win.

Ravens QB Joe Flacco went 22 for 31 for 262 yards with out an interception. He had six turnovers in his first two games. Boldin caught TD passes of 8, 12 and 27 yards.

Peyton Hillis was the playmaker for the Browns, going for a career-high 144 yards and a touchdown for the Browns on 22 carries. He scored right before the half to make it 14-10.

Wallace was 18-for-24 for 141 yards with a TD to TE Ben Watson to give the Browns the 17-14 lead six seconds into the fourth quarter.

Now at 0-3, the Browns will look to take some of the good things out of the loss and come home to take on the Bengals, who are 2-1 after a win Sunday in Carolina over the Panthers.

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