Week 3: Browns Shutout Rival Ravens

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  1. LtJustice

    LtJustice QSF Commissioner

    Jul 22, 2010

    Week 3 would see the Cleveland Browns (2-0) taking on the Baltimore Ravens (0-2), in a highly anticipated rivalry match-up. The game would be the first (played) game for Coach Luby and the Browns this season and couldn't have come at a better time as new Baltimore head coach PepperNY would lead his Ravens into the Dawg Pound. The two coaches have a longstanding rivalry now, dating back to their days coaching the Panthers and Saints in the NFC South.

    In addition to the rivalry game, this week 3 game would mark future Hall of Famer Tom Brady's first (played) game under center for the Cleveland Browns, since signing a 1 year free agent contract in the offseason. The signing of Brady was a surprise to many around the league, as the Browns seemed to have drafted their QB of the future, Rob Robonovich out of UCLA, with the 3rd pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Robonovich had a very good rookie season (simmed) and finished as the runner up for OROY honors. Browns GM LtJustice has said that Robo is still the QB of the future in Cleveland, but the organization simply couldn't pass up the opportunity to bring in a player who has tio be talked about among the best to ever play the position, and who they feel makes them an immediate contender in the AFC.

    As much as the story leading up to the game was about Brady and the Browns passing game, it was the Browns running game and defense that was the talk of the game after a dominating performance in the 31-0 victory.

    While Brady was held to 4 of 9 passing for 39 yards, the Cleveland rushing game racked up 244 yards on the ground and scored all 4 of the Browns touchdowns.

    The Browns defense kept the Ravens high powered offense to under 200 total yards on the day and intercepted Baltimore QB Joe Flacco 3 times. Reigning DROY Quinton Johnson had 2 sacks on the day and rookie CB Randy Butler, the 14th pick in this years draft, looked very good in the nickel, pulling in two 4th quarter interceptions.

    With the win, the Browns move to 3-0 on the season as look forward to a week 4 showdown with the Cincinnati Bengals before heading into their week 5 bye.


    GG Rob! See you in Week 16!
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