Joe Flacco threw a touchdown pass, ran for a score and beat Cleveland again as the Baltimore Ravens stayed on track for the AFC playoffs with a 27-10 win Sunday over the Browns, now two losses from becoming the NFL's second 0-16 team.
Defense kept the Browns in the game in the first half, but the Ravens still led 17-10 at intermission. Kizer was also intercepted on Cleveland's third drive by Eric Weddle, who snared an overthrow for his sixth pick of the season.
Isaiah Crowell (five carries for 72 yards) led a Browns rushing attack that finished with 130 yards but had a minimal impact beyond the team's lone touchdown drive. Josh Gordon and Corey Coleman have combined for only three catches for 34 yards. His first pass following the Browns' first touchdown was a 30-yard rope to Mike Wallace down the left sideline, placing the ball perfectly between the white line and Cleveland defender.
Crowell ripped off a 59-yard scamper in this one, which was really his only highlight of the afternoon. Joe Flacco found tight end Benjamin Watson on a crossing route for a 33-yard touchdown moments later.
Antonio Brown Helped Off Field After Leg Injury
Brown left in obvious pain after getting his left leg tangled up with a pair of New England defenders. Gronkowski added a two-point conversion to give the Patriots a 27-24 lead with exactly a minute left.
It lasted only a few minutes. Flacco ran the ball for 3 yards on first down.
And while the Browns survived Kizer's first interception without surrendering any points, they weren't as fortunate on the second turnover.
Kizer's fumble was the third of Cleveland's four turnovers on a day Baltimore did not surrender a single one.