Ravens-Browns: Inactives and pre-game notes

December 04, 2011 | Luke Jones

Ravens-Browns: Inactives and pre-game notes

CLEVELAND — With the Ravens entering the day tied with three other teams at 8-3 in a highly-competitive AFC with five games remaining in the regular season, they’ll try to win their third straight game in a trip to Cleveland to take on the struggling Browns.

Baltimore will go for its seventh consecutive win over the Browns, including a fourth straight victory at Cleveland Browns Stadium where the Ravens haven’t lost since the 2007 season. The Ravens have won five straight AFC North division games and seven of their last eight going back to last season.

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Of course, a major storyline all week has been the Ravens’ struggles against sub-.500 teams this season, sporting a 1-3 record that includes losses against the Jacksonville Jaguars and Seattle Seahawks. With the NFL season now in December and the stakes becoming that much higher, there is no margin for error as the Ravens look for their first division title since 2006 and a first-round bye in the playoffs.

Linebacker Ray Lewis will miss his third straight game as he continues to recover from a turf toe injury sustained in the loss at Seattle last month. Third-year backer Dannell Ellerbe will make the start in his place.

The Ravens will wear their purple jerseys and white pants while Cleveland is wearing all white.

Here are today’s inactives:

Baltimore
LB Ray Lewis
CB Chris Carr
WR LaQuan Williams
LB Sergio Kindle
WR Tandon Doss
CB Chykie Brown
RB Anthony Allen

Cleveland
S T.J. Ward
LB Quinton Spears
QB Taddeus Lewis
OL Steve Vallos
OL Oniel Cousins
TE Jordan Cameron
DL Auston English

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