Big sec­ond half fu­els Ravens to prime time win over Browns

Flacco passes for 3 TDs

Cecil Whig - - FRONT PAGE - By JOR­DAN SCHATZ RAVENS

raced away from a half­time deficit to earn a 28-7 prime time vic­tory over the visit­ing Cleve­land Browns on Thurs­day Night Foot­ball at M&T Bank Sta­dium.

“This game didn’t look like it was go­ing to be a game where we were laugh­ing in the fourth quar­ter. It looked like it was go­ing to be a typ­i­cal Cleve­land- Bal­ti­more game that was go­ing to be fought out un­til the end,” Flacco said. “It’s def­i­nitely a bit of a re­lief to be able to be over there [on the side­line] in the fourth quar­ter and be 99.9 per­cent sure you’re go­ing to win the game.”

Trail­ing 7-6 at half­time, the Ravens (5-4) struck three times after the break, scor­ing touch­downs on drives of 64, 43 and 90 yards, re­spec­tively, en route to the team’s high­est scor­ing half of the sea­son.

“We had suc­cess in the sec­ond half, and that was re­ally im­por­tant for us to do that. Hope­fully, we’ll all look back at this at the end of the sea­son and say this was a turn­ing point for the of­fense,” Ravens head coach John Har­baugh said. “It’s part of the process, I think, and hope­fully some­day, at the end of sea­son, we’re say­ing that about tonight.”

KARL MER­TON FER­RON/BAL­TI­MORE SUN/TNS

Bal­ti­more Ravens out­side line­backer Ter­rell Suggs (55) tries to sack Cleve­land Browns quar­ter­back Cody Kessler (6) but gets hit by of­fen­sive line­man Cameron Erv­ing (74), al­low­ing Kessler to throw an in­com­plete pass on third down dur­ing the sec­ond quar­ter at M&T Bank Sta­dium in Bal­ti­more on Thurs­day. The Ravens won, 28-7.

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