Cleveland 27, Baltimore 17

Nov. 18, 2001 at 4:51 PM   |   0 comments

BALTIMORE, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Rookie Anthony Henry tied a franchise record with three interceptions and Jamel White quelled a potential comeback with a fourth-quarter touchdown Sunday as the Cleveland Browns completed a sweep of their season series with the Baltimore Ravens, 27-17.

The Browns defense also dominated on Oct. 21, collecting seven sacks, two interceptions and a fumble recovery in a 24-14 home victory over the defending Super Bowl champions.

Art Modell moved the Browns' storied franchise to Baltimore five years ago and celebrated as the Ravens captured the Super Bowl last season. The Browns returned as an NFL franchise in 1999 and had lost the four previous meetings with Baltimore prior to this season, the last three by a combined score of 97-16.

Henry's three interceptions tied a mark set by eight other Cleveland players. The record was last matched by Steven Moore at Houston on Sept. 17, 1995.

White's one-yard run with 4:02 left capped a 12-play, 68-yard drive, which included 47 yards on the ground against the league's top run defense.

The Ravens (6-4) failed to overcome four interceptions and a fumble by Elvis Grbac. But they still cut their deficit to 20-17 with 1:30 remaining in the third quarter when Matt Stover kicked a 42-yarder to set an NFL record by producing a field goal for the 36th straight game.

Baltimore's Shannon Sharpe made a 29-yard catch 7:38 into the contest to become the NFL's all-time leader in receptions by a tight end with 663. In his 12th NFL season, Sharpe broke the mark of Browns Hall of Famer Ozzie Newsome -- the Ravens' vice president of player personnel.

Losing for the first time in eight games at PSINet Stadium, Baltimore fell to 0-4 when yielding more than 17 points this season.

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