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5 Greatest Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns Games

Baltimore leads the series 34–12.
Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns

These AFC North rivals have faced each other twice every season since 1999.

The Baltimore Ravens face off against the Cleveland Browns this Sunday in what will be their 47th meeting. Few franchises are linked the way these two as the original Browns moved to Baltimore in 1996 to become the Ravens.

Since the launch of the new Cleveland franchise in 1999, these two have faced each other twice every season as division rivals. Here are their five greatest games.

5. Cleveland Browns 14, Baltimore Ravens 13

Dec. 22, 2002 – Baltimore

The Ravens led 13-7 when Cleveland got the ball back on its own eight-yard line with 2:18 to play. Tim Couch drove the Browns 92 yards and hit Mark Campbell with a one-yard touchdown pass with 29 seconds remaining. Baltimore quarterback Jeff Blake was picked off on the following possession for a Cleveland win.

4. Cleveland Browns 33, Baltimore Ravens 30

Oct. 11, 2015 – Baltimore

The Ravens led 21-9 late in the third quarter, but Browns quarterback Josh McCown threw a touchdown pass and ran for another to put Cleveland up 22-21 with 12:29 remaining in the game. Both teams traded touchdowns and the Browns led 30-27 with three minutes to play. Baltimore responded by driving 75 yards in 11 plays and Justin Tucker kicked a field goal to send the game into overtime. The Ravens got the ball first and were forced to punt and Cleveland drove into field goal range where Travis Coons booted a 32-yard field goal for the win.

3. Baltimore Ravens 47, Cleveland Browns 42

Dec. 14, 2020 – Cleveland

In the highest-scoring contest in this series’ history, Baltimore led for much of the game, but Cleveland tied it at 42-42 when Baker Mayfield hit Kareem Hunt with a 22-yard touchdown pass with 1:55 remaining. The Ravens retook the lead with two seconds left on a 55-yard field goal by Justin Tucker and then forced a safety on the final play.

2. Cleveland Browns 33, Baltimore Ravens 30

Nov. 18, 2007 – Baltimore

Jamal Lewis rushed for 92 yards and a touchdown in his first game back in Baltimore, but the real story was a wild kick by Phil Dawson. After the Browns blew a 27-14 fourth-quarter lead, Dawson kicked a 51-yard field goal as time expired that bounced off the upright and then through the posts. It then hit the support and bounced back into the end zone. Just take a look!

The kick was initially ruled no good and the Ravens started to head to the locker room, but the call was reversed sending the game into overtime. Cleveland got the ball in the extra period and Dawson booted a 33-yard game-winner.

1. Baltimore Ravens 33, Cleveland Browns 27

Nov. 30, 2015 – Cleveland

Baltimore led 17-3 at the half, but Cleveland tied the game 27-27 at 1:55 in the fourth quarter when Austin Davis threw a 42-yard touchdown pass to Travis Benjamin. On the ensuing possession, Tramon Williams picked off Matt Schaub’s pass and the Browns drove into field goal range. Travis Coons attempted a field goal as time expired, but his kick was blocked, and Ravens strong safety Will Hill returned it 64 yards for the touchdown and the win.

— Written by Aaron Tallent, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Tallent is a writer whose articles have appeared in The Sweet Science, FOX Sports' Outkick the Coverage, Liberty Island and The Washington Post. Follow him on Twitter at @AaronTallent.