Browns studs and duds: Safeties shine in Week 15 win over Ravens

Browns, John Johnson III. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Browns, John Johnson III. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports /
1 of 4

Week 15 goes down as a win for the Cleveland Browns as they were able to knock off the Baltimore Ravens at home.

Baltimore was without Lamar Jackson, which was a huge plus for the home team — and they took advantage, holding Tyler Huntley and the Ravens to just three points.

Here we look back at the win and pick out a few studs and duds from Week 15.

Browns, Cade York. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

Browns Stud: Ronnie Harrison, Safety

This hasn’t been Ronnie Harrison’s best campaign but he was on top of his game on Saturday night. More than once, Harrison was tasked with covering Mark Andrews, who is one of the best tight ends in the NFL.

Harrison not only held his own but also stopped Andrews on two separate third-down plays. The second was a key third-and-four in the fourth quarter and Baltimore wound up turning it over on downs on the very next play.

Dud: Cade York, Kicker

Cleveland added Cade York in the offseason, using a fourth-round selection on the LSU kicker. It wasn’t a popular pick and it’s safe to say after 15 weeks, the front office hasn’t been proven correct in their decision.

York came into the game with a completion percentage of just 76.9. He was good on 20-of-26 kicks, which is less than ideal. In this one, he made that number look worse as he hit his first two but then followed that up with back-to-back whiffs.

It’s true that he’s a rookie and might need time to find his stride but the misses have to be concerning at this point. It hasn’t been uncommon for him to shank kicks wide, and that’s where the concern comes in. These haven’t been narrow misses, meaning something is off.