Posted December 24, 2011 on AP on Fox
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Joe Flacco threw two touchdown passes, and the Baltimore Ravens beat the Cleveland Browns 20-14 on Saturday to move one step closer to winning the AFC North. Ray Rice ran for 87 yards and caught a TD pass for the Ravens (11-4), who led 17-0 at halftime and held on against the bumbling Browns. Baltimore completed its first unbeaten season at home (8-0). The Ravens would win the AFC North by defeating Cincinnati on the road next week. That would also give them a first-round bye and a home playoff game. Josh Cribbs had a career-high 84-yard punt return for Cleveland (4-11). But the Browns generated very little offense and were victimized by questionable play calling, bad clock management and untimely penalties in their fifth straight loss.
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