Ravens 16, Browns 0
Even after Baltimore had punished
Angered over Quinn’s questionable chop block on
“Heck yeah it was a cheap shot,” Lewis snapped after Baltimore rocked Cleveland 16-0. “When you’re running down and you’re looking at the quarterback going at somebody’s knees who doesn’t even have the ball. I want to see if he gets the same fine I got or even higher. Now this man is out four or five weeks because of some baloney like that.”
For 30 minutes, the
In 17 seconds, they changed all that.
The game also included two plays that could force the league to hand out fines, and it ended with
“He’s got feeling and movement in all parts of his body,” Mangini said.
“I guess I agree it wasn’t pretty,” quarterback
Following his second interception, Quinn dropped and rolled into Suggs’ right knee, drawing a 15-yard penalty and incensing the
Suggs limped to the locker room. It’s not known how long he’ll be out.
“That’s an illegal blow,” Lewis said. “I don’t care how you want to look at it.”
Quinn said he didn’t hit Suggs intentionally.
“I was trying to go for the ball carrier,” he said. “Suggs came across at the last second in my vision. I would never wish that upon anyone. I was upset about it on the field. We worked out in Arizona together. I couldn’t be any more sorry about that. That was never the intent. I’m sorry to Terrell and the rest of their team.”
Despite being down by 16, the
As Cribbs laid motionless in the middle of the field, players from both teams knelt in prayer. Royal said Cribbs was making jokes and moving his arms and legs.
“I didn’t see it, but I heard it,” he said of Edwards’ hit on Cribbs. “With five seconds left in the game, and you’re down 16-0, to throw a hook-and-lateral, what’s the point of that? I’m not trying to question their coaching, it’s none of my business. But you see what the result was.
“You do a hook-and-lateral play with a whole bunch of guys that are big and run fast, people are running around crazy and someone is going to get hurt.”
Edwards said he wasn’t trying to injure Cribbs and wasn’t looking for retribution on Quinn for his hit on Suggs.
“I was just hustling to the ball,” he said. “He had just pitched it and I reacted. It wasn’t him that hit Suggs. I consider myself a hustle player and I tried to hustle and make a play – not let them get a score.”
The first time Baltimore got the ball in the second half, Flacco connected on a 41-yard pass to
On the next snap, Quinn, making his first start since being pulled 10 quarters into the season by Mangini, threw high and wide to Royal and the ball bounced to Landry, who scampered in untouched to make it 13-0.
It was Baltimore’s first shutout since Nov. 26, 2006, and it came at the perfect time for the
Pryce said the
“You have to weather the storm when you’re playing a team like Cleveland that has nothing to lose,” Pryce said. “What they were doing was smart. They were running a no-huddle, quick substitution game plan. And that stuff messes with you badly. You waste more energy running on and off the field than you do in the game itself. That was the big thing we had to address in the second half.”
NOTES: Before the game,