Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco’s three touchdown passes led Baltimore to a 28-7 win over the Cleveland Browns on Nov. 10 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

The win pushed Baltimore to a 5-4 overall record, and 3-0 against the AFC North, retaining their hold on the division.

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) drops back from the line of scrimmage in the second half an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) drops back from the line of scrimmage in the second half an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

The Ravens started the game off in a slow funk, very similar to their first matchup against the Browns in week two. Baltimore fell behind, 20-0, in that game before firing off a 25-20 comeback victory. The Ravens didn’t fall that far behind this time around, and trailed only 7-6 at halftime. Still, the offense was in a slump and didn’t find the end zone until the third quarter.

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith (89) scores a touchdown against Cleveland Browns defensive back Ed Reynolds II, bottom, and strong safety Ibraheim Campbell in the second half an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Flacco attempted a deep strike to veteran receiver Steve Smith Sr. in the second quarter, but the pass was picked off by Browns cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun. Browns corner Joe Haden also intercepted a Flacco pass later in the third quarter. But the nine-year veteran quarterback tossed three touchdown passes in the second half and finished with 296 passing yards and completed 30 of his 41 attempts.

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Breshad Perriman, right, makes a touchdown catch in front of Cleveland Browns cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun in the second half an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Second-year receiver Breshad Perriman caught his first touchdown of the season; he finished with three catches for a team-high 64 yards. Smith Sr. had five catches for 60 yards and a score.

Linebacker Terrell Suggs wrecked Cleveland’s passing offense; he single-handedly caused two turnovers with a strip sack and a tipped pass that was intercepted.

Next: Baltimore will take on the Dallas Cowboys on Nov. 20 in Arlington, Texas.

Perry Green

AFRO Sports Editor