Deshaun Watson threw a touchdown pass in his home debut in Cleveland and led the Browns’ unremarkable 13-3 win Saturday over the Baltimore Ravens, who lost the top of the American Conference North Division and need star quarterback Lamar Jackson to recover quickly from injury.
Watson didn’t look spectacular, but he did enough in his third game since returning from the NFL suspension for the Browns (6-8) to keep their minuscule hopes of advancing to the playoffs alive.
Watson, who served an 11-game suspension for alleged sexual abuse, connected with Donovan Peoples-Jones for a three-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter that gave the Browns a 13-3 lead, the biggest disadvantage the Ravens (9-5) have faced this season.
Watson completed 18 of 28 passes for 161 yards and added 22 rushing rounds.
Browns rookie kicker Cade York had two field goals — and also missed two attempts — to beat Ravens All-Pro kicker Justin Tucker, the league’s most accurate kicker, who missed a 48-yard attempt and blocked another.