Starting in place of the injured Anquan Boldin (knee surgery), Evans finished without a catch despite having been targeted four times by Flacco. After the game, Evans blamed himself for not being more productive.

"The way I look at it and the way I've got to go about it is, it is on me because I don't really know any other way to do it," said Evans, who made his first start since Sept. 18 against the Tennessee Titans. "So I've just got to be where he wants me to be, when he wants me to be there, and make the plays when I get a chance. Today, I didn't do that."

First 8-0 home record

For the first time in the franchise's 16-year history, the Ravens completed an unblemished season at home, winning all eight games at M&T Bank Stadium.

After the victory over the Browns, Harbaugh awarded a game ball to the fans and pledged to find a spot at the team's training facility in Owings Mills to set up a display for what he called "that purple wall."

Inside linebacker Ray Lewis was equally impressed with the team's run at home, saying, "That's amazing because as good of teams as we've had here, we've always found [a way] to lose one or two, here or there. But I think this year, we really made our focus on taking care of home. And our team came in, and we did a great job of taking care of home."

End zone

The start of next Sunday's Ravens-Bengals game in Cincinnati has been moved from 1 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. ... In addition to Boldin, defensive end Cory Redding (right ankle) and Cundiff, the Ravens deactivated cornerback Danny Gorrer, outside linebacker Sergio Kindle, rookie wide receiver LaQuan Williams and rookie running back Anthony Allen. … The decision to sit Williams meant that rookie wide receiver Tandon Doss was active for the first time since Oct. 30 against the Arizona Cardinals. Doss, a fourth-round pick in April, has yet to make a catch. … Cleveland — as expected — deactivated quarterback Colt McCoy, who is still suffering from post-concussion symptoms. Four starters who had been listed as questionable — cornerback Joe Haden (thigh), wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi (foot), right tackle Tony Pashos (ankle) and fullback Owen Marecic (head/ankle) — were active. … In addition to McCoy, the Browns scratched wide receivers Jordan Norwood (head) and Rod Windsor, former Ravens offensive tackle Oniel Cousins, cornerback James Dockery, center Steve Vallos and defensive lineman Kiante Tripp. … Outside linebacker Terrell Suggs, right guard Marshal Yanda and Nakamura represented the Ravens for the coin toss.

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