Jeremy Maclin ruled out after injuring knee on opening drive


The out-of-town scoreboards behind the end zones at FirstEnergy Stadium put more pressure on the Ravens than the host Cleveland Browns did for much of the afternoon.

Every step of the way, the Browns had defensive backs playing deep.

The Baltimore Ravens did what they had to do and handled their business by beating the now 0-14 Cleveland Browns. He gives the Browns a game-winning threat on the outside that DeShone Kizer might actually be able to hit regularly.

Quarterback Joe Flacco scores on a two-yard run in the second quarter of Baltimore's 27-10 win at Cleveland. No yards passing. Isaiah Crowell had a 59-yard run.

On this particular drive, the Ravens faced a 1st-and-goal situation on the Browns' 4-yard line. If Baltimore wins its last three games, beginning Sunday in Cleveland, the Ravens will clinch a wild-card berth.

Kizer later threw his second interception of the day on third down inside the Baltimore 10-yard line when he floated a pass into triple coverage.

That run sparked a five-play, 96-yard drive touchdown drive - done entirely on the ground - to take a 7-3 lead.

It lasted only a few minutes. Flacco hit Mike Wallace for a 30-yard gain to start the next drive.

And while the Browns survived Kizer's first interception without surrendering any points, they weren't as fortunate on the second turnover. Falling behind by seven, even though there was an entire half to play, gave Jackson the excuse he need to abandon the run, and the Browns first three drives of the second half consisted of seven plays (five of them called pass plays) that netted two yards of offense and a Baltimore touchdown on the Kizer fumble.

Flacco has now topped 250 yards in 3-straight games, setting a new season-high with his 288 today. Tucker owns the best field-goal percentage in National Football League history (.899, 195-for-217), but five of his 22 misses have come against Cleveland, more than any other team.

The defense limited the Ravens run game, allowing just 3.1 yards per carry, but couldn't keep Baltimore out of the end zone after a turnover right before the half. Defensive tackle Brandon Williams recovered at the 1 and slid the ball across the goal line for the touchdown and a 24-10 lead. That loss ended the Ravens' chances of winning the AFC North, but the game also showed that they could go toe-to-toe against one of the best teams in the league.

Cleveland travels to Chicago next week for a Christmas Eve matchup at Soldier Field.