On a day when Joe Flacco should have perhaps been somewhere else, the Ravens did just enough to deliver.
But they were the Ravens, and that’s usually enough when they play the Browns.
The Ravens left with a 14-6 over the Browns, their 11th straight win in the series.
But it was not an artisitic masterpiece by any means. The Browns led 6-0 at halftime, but promptly stopped running, and the Ravens clambered back into the game.
They were able to win despite normally steady kicker Justin Tucker missing a pair of field goals, and Ray Rice having a subpar day (36 yards) before leaving with a hip injury.
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, who skipped the birth of his son today to be at the game, was 22-of-33 for 211 yards and a touchdown.
But at least he finished the game. Cleveland starter Brandon Weeden left the game late with a thumb injury, and Jason Campbell replaced him.