The Cleveland Browns suffered a deflating defeat to the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football, but there were some positives to take away from the game. The defense came up with timely stops and Austin Davis was a pleasant surprise.
For those that don’t know, Davis is a four-year veteran who hasn’t seen any game action until last season with the St. Louis Rams. He played in 10 games and achieved a 63.4 completion percentage. He threw for 2,001 yards and 12 touchdowns while surrendering nine interceptions.
When Davis entered the game last night, he walked on the field to a mix reaction from Browns fans. The quarterback wasn’t fazed and appeared to hold his composure. He connected with Travis Benjamin on a 42 yard touchdown pass to tie the game with 1:47 remaining in the game. Davis did exactly what every team wants out of their quarterback, to put their team in a winning situation.
Unfortunately, the winning field goal kick was blocked and returned for a touchdown, but that’s another story. Now the question for Cleveland is who should be the starting quarterback? Josh McCown broke his clavicle so the reigns will be passed off to Johnny Manziel or Austin Davis. Davis earned a consideration as he finished the game with 77 yards and completing seven of his 10 passes.
Besides Davis, another bright spot for the Browns was the defense in the closing minutes. After Cleveland tied the game, the defense forced a three and out to give the offense an opportunity to ice the game. The offense couldn’t move the ball and was forced to punt. However, the Ravems opted to pass on first down and Tramon Williams came up with the interception with 50 seconds left. Once again, the offense couldn’t capitalize, but our defense did create opportunities.
Ultimately, it was another disappointing loss for the Cleveland Browns. Hopefully, our defense has found their groove and Austin Davis definitely gave the organization something to think about moving forward.
It’s between Davis and Manizel, what side are you on?
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