After Mohamed Massaquoi's 29-yard touchdown pass to Brian Robiskie, the Ravens seized control of Sunday's game, even if it took a little while for it to show up on the scoreboard.
The Ravens responded with a 16-play, 80-yard drive that ate about eight and a half minutes off the clock. Quarterback Joe Flacco was 5-for-7 on the drive and the Ravens ran the ball at will against the Browns, but they were forced to settle for a 27-yard field goal to cut into the Browns' lead.
On the ensuing Browns drive, Chris Carr stripped Massaquoi and Jameel McClain scooped up the fumble deep in Browns territory. Three plays later, Flacco connected with T.J. Houshmandzadeh for a 15-yard touchdown. That put the Ravens on top for the first time, 10-7.
Later in the second quarter, Ed Reed picked off Browns quarterback Colt McCoy. That interception led to a 40-yard field goal by Billy Cundiff, and the Ravens lead, 13-7, late in the first half.
If the Ravens were executing better offensively, this one would be a blowout already. But hey, at least the Ravens won't have to worry about blowing a double-digit lead after halftime, right?