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First quarter vs. the Ravens ...

By Pat McManamon Published: September 30, 2007

Cleveland 14, Baltimore 0

1 -- Nice opening drive by the Browns, sparked by Joshua Cribbs' return of the opening kickoff. Derek Anderson's ability to get rid of the ball was a key again.
2 -- Go figure. Baltimore faces the 31st-ranked run defense in the league. And the Ravens open the game with four straight passes and six passes on the first eight plays. It ends with an interception. Just doesn't make sense.
3 -- Browns turn it into a touchdown with a perfect call on first down to take advantage of the Ravens' defensive aggressiveness. A 78-yard touchdown pass to Braylon Edwards gives the Browns a 14-0 lead with 5:46 left. Credit Rob Chudzinski for the call, Anderson for the throw and Edwards for getting by Chris McAlister. Now ... can they hold the lead?
4 -- After Matt Stover misses a field goal, Anderson telegraphs a throw to Joe Jurevicius. Ed Reed intercepts. The good Derek Anderson started the game. The bad one made that throw.

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