CLEVELAND, OHIO—Colt McCoy was enjoying a beautiful Thanksgiving evening until he flipped on the TV and witnessed the Ravens' defense sacking the stuffing out of 49ers quarterback Alex Smith nine times and making mincemeat out of premier back Frank Gore.
That was without linebacker Ray Lewis, who has missed two games with a foot injury and is questionable for Sunday's game.
The Ravens' nine sacks -- which helped snap the Niners' eight-game winning streak -- tied a franchise high and catapulted them to the top of the NFL with 38 on the season. They're also tops in the league with 16 forced fumbles and second with 10 recoveries.
"You have to trust your guys," said McCoy. "You have to trust your running backs. You have to trust your offensive line to pick up the protection and you have to trust your guys to get open. We're excited about the challenge."
Fiercest among the Ravens' attackers is linebacker Terrell Suggs -- also known as Sizzle -- who owns the Browns. His 12 sacks against them are the most by any defender in league history and the most he has against any team. He has three multi-sack games against the Browns and has also forced seven fumbles -- his most against an opponent.
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