Jamison HensleyESPN staff writer2 minute reading
BALTIMORE — Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. delivered the latest big play for the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.
In the third quarter, Beckham took a short slant and ran for a 40-yard touchdown to put Baltimore up 24-9. He now has 16 touchdown catches of 40 yards or more since his debut in 2014, behind only Tyreek Hill (29) and DeSean Jackson (19). It marked Beckham’s longest TD catch since Week 12 of 2021, when he had a 54-yard touchdown catch while with the Rams.
It was Beckham’s second touchdown for the Ravens this season. He had a 6-yard touchdown catch against the Seattle Seahawks a week earlier. It was his longest TD since a 54-yarder against the Packers in Week 12 of 2021. Beckham missed last season with a torn ACL.
Baltimore took control of this AFC North clash with splash plays.
On the second play of the game, Ravens safety Kyle Hamilton deflected a Deshaun Watson pass and returned the interception 18 yards for a touchdown. It was the first career touchdown and second interception for Hamilton, the overall pick of the 2022 draft.
It ended Baltimore’s streak of 27 games without a defensive touchdown, the longest streak in the NFL. The last Ravens defensive touchdown came in Week 17 of the 2021 season when safety Chuck Clark picked up a pick-six against the Los Angeles Rams.
It was a moment everyone knew for Cleveland. It marked Watson’s second interception returned for a touchdown in two games with the Browns.
On the Ravens’ opening drive, running back Keaton Mitchell broke through the Browns defense for a 39-yard touchdown. This comes a week after Mitchell scored on a 40-yard touchdown run.
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