The Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens engaged in an ugly meeting Sunday night.
The final was 16-10 in favor of the Ravens in a game that featured six total turnovers, 10 penalties, and all-around confusion from both sides.
But it was the Browns who made history in the worst way possible.
The Cleveland defense forced four Lamar Jackson interceptions.
The offense responded with three points off those turnovers.
Baker Mayfield and his unit could not play complementary football and the result was historical.
Since 2015, starting QBs are 0-37 when throwing 4 INTs in a game, per @ESPNStatsInfo
— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) November 29, 2021
Jackson is the first quarterback in the last 38 tries to win a game after throwing four interceptions.
And it’s not like they pulled off some amazing comeback.
Baltimore never trailed in the game.
The Browns Are Broken
Browns fans are used to the team setting these embarrassing records.
The problem Sunday night was that there seemed to be no concrete plan of attack on offense.
Mayfield was limping around, the receivers were dropping passes, and Nick Chubb was rarely used in what was a close game throughout.
It is crazy to think the defense held Jackson to 165 yards passing and 68 yards rushing and it was not enough.
Forcing four interceptions on any quarterback is a tough task.
Lamar Jackson on four interceptions: “I’m hot, though. I feel those drives when the interception came, we could have done something on those drives. We could put points on the board. I just told my team. That’s me. I owe y’all.” pic.twitter.com/X2k1WaUo8u
— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) November 29, 2021
Doing so on Jackson is a major feat and the Browns offense could not respond.
The first interception was followed by a field goal.
The second featured a Mayfield fumble, while the next two were both followed by punts.
Jackson was giving the ball away at the end of the second quarter and it cost him nothing.
This was a game that also saw the Browns fail to line up with 11 men on the field on more than one occasion.
Seeing that was enough evidence to know they are nowhere near their preseason expectations of being Super Bowl contenders.