Brandon McDonald

Game 9: Struggling to victory

The Ravens' 16-0 win over the Cleveland Browns caused as much concern as celebration.

After scoring a couple of touchdowns in a 17-second span of the third quarter, the Ravens (5-4) looked like a team that survived and saved their playoff hopes against the hapless Browns (1-8).Linebacker-defensive end Terrell Suggs limped out of the locker room with a full-leg brace to protect his right knee sprain. Tight end Todd Heap walked off the field in the final minutes of the game, clutching his left side. And kicker Steve Hauschka put his job in jeopardy after missing another field-goal attempt and getting an extra-point try blocked.

An apathetic crowd at a half-filled Cleveland...