Cleveland Keeps Campbell Under Center Against Baltimore Defense

Browns Vs. Ravens

The Cleveland Browns will stick with quarterback Jason Campbell for Sunday’s game against the visiting Baltimore Ravens.

Campbell, one of four Cleveland QBs to take a regulation snap this season, completed 22 of 26 passes for 293 yards and 2 TDs for Cleveland Sunday against Kansas City, the most yards by a Cleveland QB since Week 3. He made the start in favor of much-maligned Cleveland QB Brandon Weeden. Weeden had previously lost the starter’s position to Cleveland’s now-injured Brian Hoyer.

The Browns nearly pulled off the upset on the road, and KC coach Andy Reid realized he was fortunate to get past Cleveland.

“Every win is a good win, but this one was a little close,” said Kansas City head coach Andy Reid.

“I thought Jason played very well,” said Cleveland Coach Rob Chudzinski via WDTN. “He was able to manage the game. He was able to escape and get out of some trouble and create some plays. He did a good job from a decision-making standpoint as far as protecting the football and he gave us a lift in that game, so we’re real pleased with how he played.”

In Baltimore, Cleveland faces a middle-of-the-pack defense, ranked 16th in passing yards allowed and 13th in rushing yards allowed. It’s a good match for Cleveland’s 13th rank ground game; Cleveland Browns rushers are averaging 234 yards per game. With Campbell’s steady hand and veteran presence under center, Cleveland’s passing game could be on the upswing.

Cleveland will need that bolstered passing game, with WR and return man Travis Benjamin out for the season with a torn ACL. Benjamin averaged 32 yards per return on punts for Cleveland and 49 yards over 3 kickoff returns.

In other Browns news, former Cleveland wide out Josh Cribbs has the Dawg Pound barking after some choice words he made Sunday.

“We’re not the Browns,” Cribbs told Newsday after his New York Jets lost on Sunday. “We’re not the team that gives up. We have fight in this team.”

Sparking the ire of Cleveland faithful, Cribbs took to Twitter in his own defense, reassuring Cleveland fans he was misquoted.

What do you think of Campbell as the Cleveland Browns QB? Was Cribbs out of line with his quotes about Cleveland? Can the Cleveland Browns defeat the Ravens at home?