jamison hensleyESPN Staff Writer2 minute read
BALTIMORE — Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. made the Baltimore Ravens’ latest big play Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.
In the third quarter, Beckham took a slight slant and ran for a 40-yard touchdown to give Baltimore a 24-9 lead. Since his debut in 2014, he has 16 total touchdown catches of 40 yards or more, trailing only Tyreek Hill (29) and DeSean Jackson (19). This was Beckham’s longest TD catch since Week 12 of 2021, when he had a 54-yard touchdown catch with the Rams.
This was Beckham’s second touchdown of the season for the Ravens. He had a 6-yard touchdown catch a week ago against the Seattle Seahawks. This was his longest TD since he scored 54 yards against the Packers in Week 12 of 2021. Beckham missed last season with a torn ACL.
Baltimore took control of this AFC North matchup with splash plays.
On the second play of the game, Ravens safety Kyle Hamilton deflected a pass from Deshaun Watson and returned the interception 18 yards for a touchdown. It was the first touchdown and second interception of Hamilton, the 14th overall pick in the 2022 draft.
This also ended Baltimore’s streak without a touchdown at 27 games, the longest streak in the NFL. The Ravens’ last defensive touchdown came in Week 17 of the 2021 season when safety Chuck Clark got a pick-six against the Los Angeles Rams.
It was a familiar moment for Cleveland. This was Watson’s second interception returned for a touchdown in two games against the Browns.
On the Ravens’ opening drive, undrafted rookie running back Keaton Mitchell outplayed the Browns defense and scored a 39-yard touchdown. This came a week after Mitchell scored on a 40-yard touchdown run.