Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco might
not be perfect, but try telling the Cleveland Browns that.
Flacco, just hours after his wife gave birth to the couple's second child,
passed for 211 yards and a touchdown as Baltimore beat Cleveland, 14-6, moving
the quarterback to 11-0 all-time against the Browns.
Flacco missed the birth of his second child with wife Dana -- she had another
boy about an hour before kickoff -- and went 22-for-33.
The reigning Super Bowl champion Ravens (1-1) had their home opener -- finally
-- after opening on the road in Denver Week 1. They celebrated with a video
and unveiled a banner, but lost running back Ray Rice to an apparent hip
injury in the fourth quarter.
The Ravens scored 14 unanswered points in the second half on Bernard Pierce's
5-yard touchdown run and Marlon Brown's 5-yard catch for their 11th straight
win over Cleveland.
Brandon Weeden threw for 227 yards for the Browns (0-2) but left the game late
in the fourth quarter. The Browns said Weeden's hand was being looked at and
the Ravens said he had an injured thumb.