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Lou Groza

Behind Enemy Lines: Browns show grit, promise in loss to Ravens

I know, the Browns lost 23-16 to the Ravens -- and pro football is all about the bottom line. Win or go home. And the Browns returned home at 0-4 this season. But let's be realistic about this game. The Browns were playing a legitimate Super Bowl contender on a field where Baltimore had won 20 of its last 21 games before Thursday night. Joe Flacco has matured from a good quarterback to one of the best in the NFL. The Ravens entered the night averaging 33 points a game, and doing it against New England, Cincinnati and Philadelphia. While Baltimore's defense has not been as dominating as in the past, these guys still hit you hard enough to make you grab for the aspirin, if...