March 29, 2015

Partly sunny with showers

Ravens beat Browns for 11th straight time, 14-6

BALTIMORE — The Browns dropped to 0-2 and may have lost their starting quarterback.
The Ravens (1-1) celebrated their Super Bowl championship before the game, then scored two touchdowns in the second half to beat the Browns 14-6 this afternoon at M&T Bank Stadium.
Cleveland quarterback Brandon Weeden left the game in the fourth quarter with a right thumb injury, apparently after banging it on a helmet. Jason Campbell replaced him with 3:34 left, but couldn’t muster a drive.
The Ravens have beaten the Browns 11 straight times, and coach John Harbaugh and quarterback Joe Flacco are 11-0 in the series.
The Browns are 0-2 for the fourth time in five years and sixth in eight.
The Ravens took a 14-6 lead with 8:57 left on a 5-yard pass from Flacco to undrafted rookie receiver Marlon Brown.
Flacco, whose wife gave birth to a boy about an hour before kickoff, continued to torment the Browns on third down – particularly cornerbacks Buster Skrine and Chris Owens. Flacco hit Brandon Stokley for 16 yards on third-and-10 and Brown for 18 yards on third-and-8 on the final scoring drive.
The Browns’ last best chance to score came at the end of the third quarter. They took over at the Baltimore 45-yard line after linebacker Craig Robertson forced a Ray Rice fumble and linebacker D’Qwell Jackson recovered.
Weeden looked to throw deep on first down, but was sacked for a 9-yard loss. After a 15-yard completion on third-and-19, the quarter ended. Rookie coach Rob Chudzinski decided to go for it on fourth-and-4, and Weeden threw a short crossing route to tight end Jordan Cameron, who extended the ball to the 35-yard line.
The measurement was so close, the referee pulled out a piece of paper and slipped it between the ball and orange first-down marker. Then he signaled first down for the Ravens.
Chudzinski challenged for the first time in his career, but the call was upheld.
Weeden finished 21-for-33 for 227 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions.
Running back Trent Richardson rushed 18 times for 58 yards.