The Ravens sure don't like to make things easy on themselves sometimes.
In a frustrating game to watch at times, the Ravens made enough plays down the stretch to get a 20-10 win over the Browns in the season-finale. The offense was stagnant for three quarters before turning it up late in the game. The defense was inspired all game and feasted on rookie quarterback Connor Shaw.
Down 10-6 in the fourth quarter, quarterback Joe Flacco heaved a long pass in the air with Torrey Smith in one-on-one coverage against Browns cornerback Joe Haden. Smith hauled in the grab for a 53-yard gain to put the Ravens at the 16-yard line. On the next play, Flacco went right back to Smith for a touchdown over the middle of the field, putting the Ravens up 13-10.
The Ravens forced a Browns punt and went right back to work. Justin Forsett ran for a 27-yard gain, which was followed by 24-yard pass to Steve Smith two plays later. The drive was capped with a two-yard touchdown throw to receiver Kamar Aiken, which essentially put the game away.
The game was essentially sealed with a late interception from Lardarius Webb, his first of the season.
Flacco had another down game for the most part, but still managed to throw for 312 yards and two touchdowns. Most importantly, he didn't throw any picks after tossing three a week ago.
Forsett had an outstanding day, finishing with 119 yards on 17 carries. Steve Smith caught eight passes for 90 yards and Torrey Smith had 83 yards on four catches.
Shaw was held to 177 passing yards and an interception. Rookie running back Terrance West ran for 94 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries but was limited in the second half.