The Baltimore Ravens set out to run all over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday and they didn't stop until the game ended with the Ravens taking home a 24-10 win after their visit to Cleveland Browns Stadium.
Ravens running back Ray Rice did the bulk of the damage on the ground, averaging seven yards per carry while compiling 204 rushing yards on 29 carries, including a six-yard touchdown run that started the scoring. Rice's effort highlighted a ground attack for Baltimore that saw the team run the ball 55 times for 290 yards for the game.
Quarterback Joe Flacco was pedestrian at best completing just 10 of 23 passes on the day, but that didn't matter since the Ravens stuck to the ground to control the game and the clock. The Ravens finished with a 15 minute advantage in the time of possession and were hurt early in the game when the Browns defense held inside the red zone and Baltimore kicker Billy Cundiff missed two field goals.
The Browns offense struggled all day against the stout Ravens defense as punter Brad Maynard was pressed into action too often, ending the game with eight punts following stalled drives by the Browns.
Cleveland quarterback Colt McCoy finished the game completing 17 of 35 passes for 192 yards and one late touchdown to Evan Moore. McCoy left the game briefly in the first half after injuring his league following a hit by Baltimore defensive tackle Arthur Jones.
Running back Peyton Hillis was bottled up all day rushing just 12 times for 45 yards, but Hillis surpassed that total in the passing game after he rambled 52 yards with his one reception on the day.
The Ravens moved to 9-3 on the season while the Browns dropped to 8-4. Cleveland will have a short week as they travel to play the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night.