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Browns trail in series 7-21
November 4, 2012: Browns lose 25-15 at home
Cleveland has not defeated Baltimore since November 18, 2007. That is about to change.
In 2013, the Browns step out of their own shadow. The Ravens of course were the former Cleveland franchise before the late Art Modell moved them to Maryland in 1996.
An aging defense and Ray Lewis' retirement point to a chance of breaking the losing streak.
That potent attack of Joe Flacco, Ray Rice, Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith is still a dangerous threat.
The Browns had a chance on the last play of their Week 4 encounter to tie things up with a TD pass. Unfortunately, Brandon Weeden threw the ball out of bounds in the end zone.
The rematch at Cleveland Browns Stadium was much more lopsided as the visitors grinded out a 25-15 victory.
Good news for the orange and brown is they contained dynamic running back Ray Rice to under 100-yards on the ground in each of their 2012 meetings.
A formidable accomplishment against a 1143-yard rusher and something Cleveland must continue to do next season.
Wide receivers Torrey Smith and Anquan Boldin always seem to burn the Browns with a huge momentum swinging drive.
Flacco will get both stars the ball, but it is a matter of eliminating the homerun play.
Let's face it, Baltimore did not win the AFC North by accident.
However, Cleveland's youth movement is on the rise and the Ravens have slipped enough to allow for a series split.
The Browns win in Ohio (17-14) and fall at MT&T Bank Stadium (24-17).