Ravens come back for 11th straight win over Browns

Reuters

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.

34 responses to “Ravens come back for 11th straight win over Browns

  1. I’m glad that the Ravens led 6-0 at halftime but then were good enough to comeback and leave with a 14-6 win.

    I may not be a journalist, but come on, even a 10 year old knows that there are 2 DIFFERENT teams that play each week.

  2. Joe Flacco made the throws needed to, including going 3/3 for 44 yards on third down on a crucial drive to take the lead and throw a quick strike to Marlon Brown for a TD. Flacco wasnt perfect but me made the necessary throws.

  3. I was a little worried after the first half , but the Browns are , well , the Browns so I’m happy . Offense still gaining chemistry and basically learning as they go on sons levels, but IRS good when you can do that and still get the W. Go Ravens!!

  4. Same old Browns. Three delay of game penalties and a bunch of dropped passes. Weeden didn’t even look that bad. He moves around in the pocket pretty well and made a play here and there before the Ravens pass rush really started taking over. Mingo looks like he’s going to be a real player for Cleveland.

    As for the Ravens, I’ll take the win. There was just very little entertainment value to the game today. Three hours of circa 2001-2005 Ravens is what we saw today. They’re still pretty stout against the run which was good to see, but that offense…..Oh boy that offense. Just when you think they’re finished with having to go back to the drawing board on that side of the ball, here they are again. It’s hard to know if it is a good thing that they can do the bare minimum and still win, or if this is what their offense is going to be. I don’t know what happened to the running game, but against better teams they’ll need to do a lot more. Aside from Tucker’s missed kicks, special teams played great.

    The question is can they do more. In the meantime it’s better to win ugly than lose pretty I suppose.

  5. Flacco had two dropped passes he put in the end zone, including one by Torrey Smith…can’t blame him for that.

  6. Joe flacco is HORRIBLE.

    honestly… Trade him and Ray rice to some stupid desperate team for draft picks, and watch Tyrod Taylor and Bernard Pierce run this offense better!

    Flacco didn’t carry the ravens to 5 straight playoffs. They carried him.

  7. People blaming dropped passed? Both were contested. If Torrey smith makes that catch it’s a great okay by him. It’s not flacco hitting him when he’s wide open. Smith was battling with joe Haden trying to swat his arm so the pass could even get there.

    Sorry, receiver make flacco. Not the other way around.

  8. The Browns’ offense is pathetic. Maybe they should just let the defensive players go both ways. It couldn’t be any worse.

    Trent Richardson may be the most overhyped player in the NFL. They even feature him in a fantasy football commercial. It’s definitely a fantasy to think of him as anything more than a short-yardage plodder.

  9. Raven fans should consider themselves lucky! Any other NFL team would have beaten the ravens today. As a browns fans i’m speechless and want to punch somebody right now.

  10. It was ugly. But, the Browns have a pretty good defense led by Joe Haden and their defensive line. Very stupid penalties and a lack of decent recievers did them in; and Greg Little only dropped one pass, a new milestone for him, but his teammates made up the difference. They should have thrown to Cameron more. The Ravens safeties are very vulnerable to tight ends. But in the end, 6 points, including a desperation FG from 51 out isn’t going to beat anyone. What will they do when they face a really good defense?

  11. Weeden looked lost, agree with poster who said Richardson is overhyped. Defense probably wants to punch offense. Looking like a long year.

  12. No ed reed, ray Lewis, boldin, pitta, ray rice for 2nd half, jacoby Jones and still beat the Brown’s. Flacco still has never lost to the Brown’s, and this time he pretty much had no help. Brown’s suck.

  13. ravensnation21 | Sep 15, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT
    Damn how are we going to succeed without all the extra style points…oh wait

    Hardly time to gloat…you got PEYTONED and barely beat the BROWNS. Not a lot to be smug about……oh that is right you are a raven fan so gloat. You were mocking the steelers for losing to the titans…you see what they did to your buddies the Texans. Knees knocking in Charm City.

  14. On the bright side for The Factory of Sadness at least nobody spiked themselves.

    The Browns should just start all of their 3rd string players right now and continue to do so throughout the rest of the year to be sure they get the #1 overall pick in the 2014 draft.

    This team is so short on talent it’s embarrassing.

  15. Weeden played well enough to win, the problem was the usual, Little drops, Still no viable right guard Benjamin is 3 foot 8 inches tall, No fullback, over $30 Mil under the cap and with all 3rd and longs the Ravens were in, Demetri Patterson didn’t fit the formula so we sign Chris Owens who can’t cover a baby with a blanket, And where is T-Rich on 3rd down, your best offensive player and he is on the bench on 3rd down? And lets not forget those 4 yard patterns on 3rd & 7. How many delay penalties? Norv you have been around long enough not to send plays in late!
    But here it comes, blame the QB?

  16. just piggybacking on your words of wisdom my friend. good luck tomorrow. you wull need it

    Yes we wull. We will need luck in every game this year as you will. Wait tell you play another good team.

  17. And people cackle about the AFC East?

    Ravens have had the Cleveland/Cincinnati bye weeks since their inception.

  18. youre right. ravens still dont look good. i do believe they will get better as the season progresses. we will see. and thanks for catching my typo…gotta mind my p’s and q’s with you

  19. Only giving up 6 points is a cast improvement, but it was the Browns. Put up only 14 points against the Browns. Defense is a lot closer to being respectable then the offense.
    Yes I know it’s a pot and kettle thing, the steelers line need to improve vastly so the run game can get to mediocre. Ben needs to get the ball out quick like he was last year.
    Scoobs, its not the point that the texans won, the point is the titans gave a good fight. They keep up that pace the titans could be going for a wildcard slot.

  20. That Banner-Lombardi brain trust is simply genius!

    All we need now is for the Feds to throw Haslam in jail, Haslam family is forced to sell the team, and the new owner moves it to L.A. (First the Rams and now the Browns 2.0)

    I’ve watched and rooted for the Browns for over 60 years, and I’ll probably be pushing up daisies before they ever get to a Superbowl. There has to be a curse or something for a team to be this bad, this long!

  21. You can change coaches, GMs, owners and players but somehow the culture Nevers changes. Bring in two great offensive minds and the Browns can’t crack 20 points in two games combined. Like the last few years, end the games at half time and the Browns do well. Second half’s are disgusting. Its exhausting being a fan of this team.

  22. This forum can be worse than the ESPN forum. The Browns have a decent run defense. So if you know anything about football you’d know that this game was going to be close…for a while. Weeden looked poised and his guys caught some passes and sunstained a few drives. In the end our defense showed up and so did what little offense we needed to get the W. If Marlon Brown is who we think he is, look out. In due time spring chickens.

  23. No one wants to be their best at the start of the season, they want to be their best near the end – assuming they are in the post season. Ravens must keep improving and if necessary, winning ugly to stay in the mix until they are playing their best.

    Texans will be a challenge.

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