First-half thoughts from Browns-Ravens

Posted by Vic Carucci on November 4, 2012 – 7:27 pm

By Vic Carucci, Senior Editor

Here are some thoughts on the first half of the Browns’ game against the Ravens at Cleveland Browns Stadium:

What I liked…

>>The Browns’ surge late in the half. They got back some much-needed momentum and confidence, but it won’t matter if they don’t build on it in the second half.

>>The Browns getting their running game going in the second quarter. Despite trailing, they need to be patient with it. Trent Richardson is finding some big openings against the Ravens’ banged-up defensive front.

>>The Browns finding some success in the passing game, which they set up with some success on the ground. Some nice throws by Brandon Weeden and excellent catches, especially by Greg Little, to move the chains.

What I didn’t like …

>>The Ravens holding the ball for more than 12 minutes in the first quarter.

>>The Browns’ defense having few answers for what the Ravens did offensively for the better part of the first half.

>>The Browns getting field goals when they need touchdowns. The Ravens’ offense is far too capable of putting up points quickly.

>>Some Browns offensive plays developing a little too slowly.

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