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Thursday, October 31, 2013
Flacco on why he's undefeated vs. Browns

By Jamison Hensley

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is 11-0 against the Browns heading into Sunday's matchup in Cleveland. This is the most wins by a starting NFL quarterback against an opponent without a loss since the 1970 merger.

Why has Flacco and the Ravens been so successful against the Browns? According to Flacco, it's the fact that they don't dwell on their success against the Browns.

"We haven’t won 11 straight on accident, and we haven’t planned on winning 11 straight," Flacco said. "We’ve taken them one game at a time, and it just so happened that it’s worked out this way. I think that shows you that we’ve had a good mindset and we’ve been able to take it one at a time. We know that they’re a good opponent, so we don’t take them lightly in any way."

In his career against Cleveland, Flacco has completed 62.5 percent of his passes for 2,248 yards. He has thrown 13 touchdowns and five interceptions for a 92.7 passer rating.

Flacco's wins have come against five Browns quarterbacks: Derek Anderson (twice), Brady Quinn (twice), Seneca Wallace (twice), Colt McCoy (twice) and Brandon Weeden (three times). On Sunday, Flacco will look to beat his sixth Browns quarterback in Jason Campbell.

A reporter asked Flacco if he still viewed the Browns as a formidable rival considering his perfect record against them.

"Look at the last game," Flacco said. "We didn’t score a point until the second half, and we had to play a really tough game to pull one out. It’s always a really good game."

The last Ravens starting quarterback to lose to the Browns was Kyle Boller in 2007.