CLEVELAND -- The Baltimore Ravens don't scare anyone anymore. They don't have the same defense, firepower or swagger.
Just one week into November, the Ravens (3-5) are just one game ahead of last-place Pittsburgh in the AFC North, which has been flipped on its head by Ohio's two NFL teams.
As they dressed following the game, Baltimore's players seemed dazed by their new position.
"I think we have good players," Harbaugh said. "I know our players are good enough to win these games. There's no doubt about it. We just have to play better."
The Ravens have lost three straight, four of five and for the first time in six tries they failed to win under Harbaugh in the week after a bye.
Baltimore is befuddled.
"It's obviously frustrating," Flacco said. "We just haven't been good enough. It's not easy on Sundays when you're going out there and it's tough sledding and you're not getting the job done."
Making his second straight start after Brandon Weeden was benched, Campbell shook off a rib injury and completed 23 of 35 passes for 262 yards. The nine-year veteran was at his best in the closing minutes, when the Browns ran 6:30 off the clock to finish off the Ravens, who knew they would miss Ray Lewis and Ed Reed on defense but aren't nearly the team they were.
"We have to win one game," said defensive end Chris Canty. "It's as simple as that. You have to take care of business and we haven't been doing that. We've got to find a way to get back on track."
Flacco finished 24 of 41 for 250 yards, but Baltimore's offense sputtered most of the game against Cleveland's vastly improved defense. In fact, Flacco was Baltimore's leading rusher with 25 yards.
But it was the Browns who made the big plays in the closing minutes, none more important than Bess' grab as Chudzinski went for it on fourth down with 3:12 left.
The Browns capitalized on a muffed punt by Doss to open a 21-10 lead in the third as Campbell threw a 4-yard TD pass to Gary Barnidge with 5:11 left. Baltimore's defense was uncharacteristically confused during the sequence leading up to the TD as the Ravens were penalized for having 12 men on the field and Barnidge was able to slip away from the line uncovered.
"We're good enough to get that stop," Harbaugh said, referring to the Ravens' inability to get off the field late in games. "We have to get that stop and we haven't done it in two or three games in a row."
After looking dysfunctional for most of the first half, the Ravens came alive in the final minute and pulled to 14-10 on Flacco's 19-yard TD pass to Brown, an undrafted free agent, with nine seconds left.
But Baltimore couldn't maintain the momentum after halftime and lost again.
The season is slipping away.
"It's going to be a challenge," Harbaugh said. "We're 3-5. We've got our work cut out for us."
NOTES: Rice had just 17 yards on 11 carries and he was not in the locker room after Harbaugh spoke to the media. ... CB Jimmy Smith strained his groin and will be re-evaluated Monday. ... Ravens K Justin Tucker made a season-long, 51-yard field goal in the first half. ... The Ravens host Cincinnati next week. ... The Ravens' last four losses have been by a total of 14 points.
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