All good things must come to the end, and the Baltimore Ravens’ improbable turnover-less streak ended in Week 4 after 261 offensive plays.
Running back Mark Ingram fumbled away the ball with 6:20 minutes left in the third quarter against the Cleveland Browns. The Ravens were driving down to the field looking to tie it up against the Cleveland Browns, but safety Jermaine Whitehead forced the fumble and defensive end Chad Thomas recovered it at the Browns’ 26-yard line.
The Ravens previously were the only team in the NFL without a turnover despite an NFL-leading 1,535 total offensive yards through the first three weeks of the season. They were the first NFL team since 1950 to accrue at least 1,500 yards without a turnover over a three-game span, according to NFL Network’s Andrew Siciliano.
Ball security had been key to the Ravens’ offensive success through their first three games. They weren’t nearly as protective against the Browns, committing three total turnovers in a 40-25 loss.
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