Browns grind out Week 15 win over Ravens, QB Deshaun Watson made his third start for the Browns at quarterback and completed 18 of 28 pass attempts for 161 yards, and one touchdown — another improved performance as he continues to find his footing as the starting QB. He also rushed four times for 23 yards.
After slow starts from both offenses, the Browns found the spark they needed in the third quarter behind an interception by Denzel Ward, who intercepted QB Tyler Huntley when the Ravens were driving into the red zone. The Browns turned Ward’s INT into a touchdown with a 12-play, 76-yard drive that ended with Watson hitting WR Donovan Peoples-Jones for a 3-yard score — Watson’s second TD of his Browns career.
K Cade York also missed a pair of field goals — one from 38 yards and another from 46 yards. Both misses occurred in the fourth quarter. York finished 2-for-4 on field goals, and his conversions from 47 and 23 yards were still pivotal for the Browns on the scoreboard.
The moment that mattered most: The Ravens offense opened the second half with a promising drive that reached the Browns’ 15-yard line.
Player of the game: Watson. In his home debut in a chilly — and, at times, the snowy — environment at FirstEnergy Stadium, Watson commanded the offense well.
Watson’s performance is precisely what the Browns need in the classic December, cold-weather games at home.
The Browns will play their final home game of the season on Christmas Eve next Saturday against the Saints. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m Share this article on Twitter.