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The second and third quarters of today's game were possibly the worst played quarters of the season.
After jumping out to a quick 14-0 lead and 12-2 lead in first downs, Baltimore's offense shut down.
Not only would the Ravens fail to put any points on the scoreboard, but they also failed to pick up a first down. At one point, the Ravens had five consecutive three-and-out possessions.
The run game was stifled, Joe Flacco couldn't complete a pass, receivers were dropping balls...it was hard to watch.
Even on defense, the Ravens gave up four field goals and let the Browns drive on them (though they stood strong in the red zone).
By the time the Ravens found their footing, they found themselves trailing 15-14 (although the fifth Cleveland field goal was scored in the fourth quarter) and needing to come back against a 2-6 Browns ball club.
Those types of prolonged dry spells cannot happen again, because against a better opponent (something the Ravens have a plethora of on their upcoming schedule), they will cost the Ravens the win.