Flacco, aggressive defense lift Ravens past Browns

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The Baltimore Ravens' win over the Cleveland Browns was a costly one as Marshal Yanda suffered a season-ending ankle injury.

The Ravens boosted the lead to 14-0 with 7:17 left in the half on a 9-yard touchdown pass from Flacco to Javorius "Buck" Allen.

The Ravens defense once again played well a week after shutting out the Cincinnati Bengals on the road.

Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson makes a catch in second quarter against the Cleveland Browns. The drive ended with a 23-yard TD throw to rookie David Njoku. Kevin Hogan, a second-year player from Stanford, entered and put orchestrated a scoring drive.

Browns rookie quarterback Deshone Kizer threw three interceptions on Sunday on his way to completing just 15 of his 31 pass attempts for 182 yards.

Hogan used a play-action fake to freeze the defenders, stepped up in the pocket when pressure came from the strong side and muscled a pass into the end zone. However, Baltimore ratcheted up the defensive pressure and forced another Browns mistake. Hogan was 5 of 11 for 118 yards, a touchdown and an interception.