Fireworks in Cleveland

November, 2, 2008

Posted by's James Walker

CLEVELAND -- Football fans in Northeast Ohio just witnessed two huge back-to-back plays Sunday.

Baltimore Ravens rookie quarterback Joe Flacco threw a beautiful 47-yard bomb to receiver Mark Clayton to give the Ravens a 10-0 lead. Clayton got behind Browns cornerback Brandon McDonald after the Ravens did a play-action fake to tailback Ray Rice.

On the ensuing kickoff, Cleveland Browns returner Joshua Cribbs returned a kick 92 yards to cut the lead to 10-7 to wake up a once-dormant home crowd.

In what could be a defensive struggle, big plays and special teams may be the best way to spark these offenses. So far 17 points have been scored in the first quarter, which wasn't expected.

James Walker | email

ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter



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