Ravens Get Back To Basics, Run Over Browns 24-10

The Baltimore Ravens looked like the team we all expected today in Cleveland. Ray Rice and Ricky Williams were unstoppable all day and the Ravens played well on defense and okay on special teams. Rice ran for 204 yards and a touchdown and Williams had 76 yards and a touchdown. Lardarius Webb continued on his career year by adding a 68 yard punt return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

The rookie class of 2011 continued to show why GM Ozzie Newsome is a genius. Pernell McPhee had two sacks and came close to more. Jimmy Smith had a big interception when Cleveland was still within striking distance. Rookie WR Torrey Smith didn't see the ball much as he was covered by Joe Haden, but he had a huge third and long conversion in which he almost broke free for a long touchdown.

Baltimore once again kept the game interesting until late by fumbling and missing field goals. Joe Flacco still needs to take care of the ball better in the pocket and when scrambling. Flacco made some good throws today and converted key third downs. The Ravens play much better when they let Joe work off of the running game instead of trying to pass to get the lead and run to keep it.

Overall the Browns were out-matched all over the field. Their defense played admirably but their offense is not ready for top tier competition. The Ravens offensive line was the hero today as they opened huge holes for our running backs all day. Baltimore did what they needed to do to win the game and got back to who they are. Sometimes I think that Cam Cameron is like a little kid that just wants to play with all his new toys at once but doesn't quite know how to use them yet. However, Cam and the offense got back to what they are good at this week and if they continue to play this way the Ravens will be very hard to beat for the rest of the season.

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