Baltimore 20, Cleveland 14

Saturday, December 24, 2011 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Saturday, December 24, 2011
WHERE: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland
TEMPERATURE: 44°
HEAD OFFICIAL: James Coleman
ATTENDANCE: 71083

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Cleveland 0 0 7 7 14
Baltimore 10 7 3 0 20

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 4-11 3-4 1-7 L5
Baltimore 11-4 8-0 3-4 W1

Recap


Ray Rice piled up 135 yards from scrimmage and a receiving touchdown and Joe Flacco threw for a pair of scores as the Baltimore Ravens held off the visiting Cleveland Browns 20-14 on Saturday.

Ed Dickson added a receiving touchdown and Shayne Graham kicked a pair of 40-plus yard field goals for the Ravens (11-4), who remained in first place in the AFC North and kept their inside track toward the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the playoffs.

Baltimore owns the tiebreaker over the Pittsburgh Steelers (11-4), who also won Saturday.

The Ravens pulled ahead quickly when Lardarius Webb picked off a pass from Cleveland quarterback Seneca Wallace on the opening possession and Flacco found Dickson for a 5-yard score three plays later.

The Baltimore defense forced six straight punts sandwiched around the end of the first half, and the offense added Graham’s 48-yard field goal and a 42-yard catch and run from Flacco to Rice to push it to 17-0 early in the second quarter.

Graham’s second field goal made it 20-0 before Cleveland got on the board, when Josh Cribbs returned a punt 84 yards for a touchdown.

Wallace drew the Browns within six points with a touchdown pass to Evan Moore, but the Baltimore defense closed it out.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Cleveland   Baltimore
Peyton Hillis Player Ray Rice
24 Attempts 23
112 Yards 87
4.7 Avg Yards 3.8
0 Touchdowns 0
15 Long 11
Receiving
Cleveland   Baltimore
Greg Little Player Ray Rice
4 Receptions 3
40 Yards 48
10.0 Avg Yards 16.0
0 Touchdowns 1
12 Long 42

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Cleveland 256 117 139 2 0 1 1.0 0
Baltimore 284 162 122 2 2 1 2.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Baltimore will play their next game on the road against Cincinnati. The Ravens have a W/L % of .733 after a win and .733 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Browns have a W/L % of .267 after a win and .267 after a loss.
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