Joe Flacco rallies Baltimore Ravens to 10th straight win over Cleveland Browns
CLEVELAND -- There seems to be something about those plain orange helmets that fires up Joe Flacco, Ray Rice and the Ravens. When they see them, they beat them -- every time. Flacco threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Torrey Smith with 4: 26 left as Baltimore won its 10th straight game over Cleveland and 11th in a row inside the AFC North with a 25-15 comeback win over the Browns on Sunday. That's nothing new for Flacco, Rice and Ravens coach John Harbaugh. "We're 10-0 against them, " said Rice, who entered the league in 2008. "You didn't see Joe blink. " Relive every game this season Wholesale nike nfl jerseys online and on-demand with enhanced viewing features, including the "All-22" coaches film. Get NFL Game Rewind.
Smith caught Flacco's strike and spun away from cornerback Joe Haden as the Ravens once again found a way to defeat the young Browns. It was also Baltimore's 15th straight win following a loss, and it helped the Ravens shake off a disastrous 30-point loss to Houston two weeks ago. Baltimore improved to 5-0 after a bye week under Harbaugh, who was relieved following another rugged division game that included hard shoves, kicks, taunting and the usual amount animosity.
Phil Dawson kicked five field goals for the Browns, who were again competitive but failed to score a touchdown on five trips inside Baltimore's 20-yard line. The only time Cleveland got into the end zone, quarterback Brandon Weeden's 18-yard TD pass to rookie Josh Gordon was nullified by an illegal formation penalty. After Dawson's 41-yard field goal put the Browns ahead 15-14 with 8: 48 left, Flacco got Baltimore's offense moving again.
The Ravens, who led 14-0 with touchdowns the first two times they had theAtlanta Falcons Nike nfl Jerseys, went six straight possessions without a first down when Flacco completed a 21-yard pass to Anquan Boldin. Two plays later, Flacco threw an incompletion on second down but Browns safety T. J. Ward was called for roughing. On third-and-10, Flacco then fired a slant pass to Smith, who wheeled away from a flat-footed Haden and sprinted into the end zone to make it 20-15..