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Five Things We Learned from the Ravens' 27-10 win over the Cleveland Browns

Five Things We Learned from the Ravens' 27-10 win over the Cleveland Browns

1) The Ravens showed they’ve come a long way by not allowing this to be a tense game.

You’d think a late-season game against an 0-13 opponent would be a walkover, but the Ravens were on high alert all week as they prepared for the Browns.

Considering the gut punch suffered in Pittsburgh and the Browns’ motivation to avoid an 0-16 season, the Ravens sought to avoid any hint of a “trap” game.

Aside from a few nervous moments in the second quarter, they pulled it off, using the same formula they have in most of their best games this season — opportunistic defense, competent offense and excellent special teams.

It’s not always exhilarating to beat up...

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