Quarterback Jason Campbell will start Sunday when the Browns face the Baltimore Ravens at FirstEnergy Stadium, coach Rob Chudzinski announced today during a news conference.
“I thought Jason played very well after looking at the tape,” Chudzinski said. “He was able to manage the game, was able to escape and get out of some trouble, create some plays, did a good job from a decision-making standpoint, protected the football and he gave us a lift in that game. So we were real pleased with how he played.”
Campbell started Sunday in place of benched quarterback Brandon Weeden and provided the offense with a spark in a 23-17 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Campbell completed 22-of-36 passes (61 percent) for 293 yards and two touchdowns without an interception, posting a passer rating of 105.4 and taking just one sack, four fewer than the Chiefs were averaging per game entering the weekend.
Although the Browns (3-5) suffered their third consecutive defeat, Campbell and Co. rallied from a sluggish start that led to a 13-0 deficit and trailed the unbeaten Chiefs (8-0) by only three points for virtually the entire fourth quarter.
The Ravens (3-4) are coming off a bye. They defeated the Browns 14-6 in Week 2, one of Weeden’s four losses as a starter this season.