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Sunday, November 2, 2008
Rapid Reaction: Ravens 37, Browns 27

By James Walker
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

CLEVELAND -- Both teams needed this game, but in the end the Baltimore Ravens wanted it more.

In a game that had a plethora of lead and momentum changes, the Ravens took control on the road by scoring 24 unanswered points in the second half to take a 37-27 victory.

The win puts the Baltimore Ravens (5-3) in the thick of the playoff hunt in the AFC, while the Browns' season likely is over.

Browns quarterback Derek Anderson's interception to Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs on a screen pass that was returned for a touchdown sealed the game. It could signal changes as Cleveland has little chance of making the postseason.

The crowd chanted "Brady! Brady!" during the final minutes of the game, showing their desire to see former first-round pick Brady Quinn. With a game Thursday night at home against the Denver Broncos, Browns coach Romeo Crennel may not want to make the change on a short week. But after that game, especially if Cleveland loses again, all things are possible.

Baltimore's win also puts some pressure on the division-rival Pittsburgh Steelers (5-2), who play the Washington Redskins (6-2) in a big game on "Monday Night Football."