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09/27/2012 07:38 pm ET Updated Sep 27, 2012

Ravens vs. Browns LIVE UPDATES: Real Referees Are Back For Thursday Night Football

Cleveland Browns
vs.
Baltimore Ravens
8:30 PM ET
M&T Bank Stadium
Baltimore, MD
TV: NFL Network
Live Blog: You're Already Here

Gene Steratore and the seven-man crew of regular union officials carrying the whistles and flags in Baltimore will do their best to make sure that you don't hear any chants of expletives at M&T Bank Stadium tonight.

While the returning officials are the main story heading into this "Thursday Night Football" matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns they shouldn't be talked about too much after the game. At least, that's the plan. We'll see if they are rusty after being locked out by the league for so long.

Turning our attention back to the field (wow, that's a nice change of pace after the past few days), the Browns head into Baltimore in search of their first win of the season, while the Ravens look to build on their momentum after beating the New England Patriots four nights ago.

Joe Flacco and the Ravens' offense have been extremely prolific, scoring over 23 points in each game this season while averaging the third most passing yards per game in the league. Cleveland, on the other hand, is led by rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden and rookie running back Trent Richardson and ranks near the bottom of the NFL in almost every statistical category.

Will the Ravens lack or rest level the playing field? Can Cleveland gets it first win of the season?

09/27/2012 11:45 PM EDT

LAST PLAY

Weeden drops back and gets hit as he throws. He sailed it out of bounds in the back of the end zone. RAVENS WIN 23-16.

09/27/2012 11:44 PM EDT

Ball is at the 18 now.

09/27/2012 11:44 PM EDT

4th and 10

Weeden throws a hail mary to the end zone to the very same spot in the Seattle-Green Bay game but the ball is batted down. PERSONAL FOUL IS CALLED ON RAVENS, UNNECESSARY ROUGHNESS! Incredible acting job on Joe Thomas, who just fell down after the play when Kruger pushed him. Baltimore calls timeout. 2 seconds left.

09/27/2012 11:41 PM EDT

@ richeisen :

Is it possible we might be headed for another simultaneous catch moment?

09/27/2012 11:41 PM EDT

4th and 10

Ravens call timeout.

09/27/2012 11:41 PM EDT

3rd and 10, 15 Seconds

Weeden looks for Cameron down the right sideline but the ball is tipped again and falls incomplete. 10 seconds left. 4th down.

09/27/2012 11:40 PM EDT

2nd and 10

Weeden throws deep to Norwood in the end zone but Ed Reed barely gets a piece of it and knocks it down. Wow that was close.

09/27/2012 11:39 PM EDT

1st and 10

Weeden rolls all the way to the right and throws it across his body to an open Watson. Gain of 17 yards. Great play. Weeden spikes the ball. Ball is at Baltimore's 32. 23 seconds left.

09/27/2012 11:38 PM EDT

2nd and 10

Weeden looks to Norwood again cutting across the middle and he runs all the way to the 50 yardline for 27 yards.

09/27/2012 11:38 PM EDT

1st and 10

Weeden slings one to Norwood down the field but the receiver slips as he tried holding on and let it fall incomplete.

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