The Browns opened the Kevin Stefanski era, the same way they opened the Freddie Kitchen’s era, with an embarrassing loss.
The Ravens demolished the Browns 38-6 to drop Cleveland’s record in season openers now to 1-20-1 since they returned in 1999.
It all went wrong quickly for the Browns as Baker Mayfield was intercepted on Cleveland first possession. 8 plays later, Lamar Jackson hit tight end Mark Andrews on a 5 yard touchdown pass for a 7-0 lead, a lead they would never relinquish.
After a failed fake punt by the Browns, Baltimore increased its lead to 10-0 in the first quarter on a Justin Tucker 41 yard field goal and cruised from there.
Cleveland’s only touchdown on the day came on a 1 yard touchdown pass from Baker Mayfield to David Njoku, but kicker Austin Seibert missed the extra point.
Baltimore out gained Cleveland 403-306.
Baker Mayfield finished the game 21-39-189yrds-1td-1int. He was sacked 2 times.
Lamar Jackson went 20-25-275yrds-3td-0int. He was also sacked twice.
Next up for the Browns, a home game Thursday night against the Cincinnati Bengals.