Ravens get a little love from NBC analysts

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The Ravens' 24-10 rout of the Cleveland Browns Sunday earned the team a few accolades from a pair of analysts on NBC's "Football Night in America" program.

Former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy was effusive in his praise of the offense's strategy of giving the ball to running back Ray Rice, who rushed for a career-best 204 yards and one touchdown.

"You think of the Baltimore Ravens and all their defensive stars, we think of [defensive tackle Haloti] Ngata and [inside linebacker] Ray Lewis and those guys, but Ray Rice sets the tone for this team," Dungy said. "When he is rolling like this, he makes them awfully tough to defend. … You have to love this guy."

Former New England Patriots safety Rodney Harrison was more impressed that the Ravens beat a Cleveland team that had entered Sunday's contest with a 4-7 record and last place in the AFC North.

"But the thing that I'm most proud of is that they didn't play down to their competition," Harrison said.