CLEVELAND -- Baltimore Ravens defeat the Cleveland Browns 24-10 on a soggy night in Cleveland.
Tune into Browns Tonight for all the highlights and locker room sound after the late news.
Ray Rice rushed for a career-high 204 yards, breaking loose on a game-changing 67-yarder in the third quarter, and the Baltimore Ravens kept pace with Pittsburgh atop the AFC North by pounding the Cleveland Browns 24-10 on Sunday.
With both teams having identical records, Baltimore sits in first place of the division because it holds the tiebreaker over the Steelers with two wins in the head-to-head meetings this year.
Joe Flacco completed just 10-of-23 passes for 158 yards in the win. Colt McCoy threw for 192 yards with a touchdown and an interception on 17- of-35 passing for Cleveland (4-8).
Peyton Hillis carried the ball 12 times for 45 yards while adding one catch for 52 yards in defeat
Rice and Ricky Williams had short touchdown runs and Lardarius Webb returned a punt 68 yards for a TD for the Ravens (9-3), who toyed with the Browns (4-8).
Baltimore racked up 290 yards rushing. The Ravens turned to Rice on a blustery, rainy day, when Joe Flacco had trouble throwing and kicker Billy Cundiff missed a pair of field goal attempts.
Cleveland lost for the fifth time in six games, and the Browns have just three days to prepare for the Steelers.
With the Ravens leading 10-3 in the third, Rice got loose on his longest run as a pro.
Early in the first quarter, Colt McCoy injured his right knee and had to be taken out of the game but would return.
Ravens Ray Rice dominated the first quarter with 75-yards rushing.
The score was tied 0-0 at the end of the first quarter.
Ray Rice gave the Ravens a 7-0 lead with a 6-yard touchdown run.
Billy Cundiff missed 2 field goals in the second quarter.
Colt McCoy threw a costly interception to Jimmy Smith with 39 seconds left in the second quarter.
Billy Cundiff hit his first field goal of the day to give the Ravens a 10-0 lead at halftime.
Phil Dawson cut the Ravens lead to 10-3 with a 21-yard field goal.
Ravens increased their lead to 17-3 with a 1-yard touchdown run by Ricky Williams.
Ravens led 17-3 at the end of the third quarter.
Lardarius Webb returned a punt 68-yards for a touchdown that gave the Ravens a 24-3 lead.
Browns got their first touchdown of the day when Colt McCoy hit Evan Moore with a 22-yard touchdown pass.
Ravens won 24-10.
WKYC-TV/The Associated Press