No Browns receiver has had back-to-back 100-yard receiving games since Braylon Edwards during the 2006 campaign.
Wideouts Davone Bess and Greg Little combined for nine catches for a unit that was minus Josh Gordon, who served the first of his two-game suspension for violating the league's drug policy.
"We missed (Gordon) a lot out there," said running back Trent Richardson, who was limited to 13 carries. "There were a lot of opportunities for guys out there to step up and make plays. Josh Gordon is a big part of our offense; at the same time, you can't come out here and lose."
Despite the loss, the Browns defense came away with some positives it will try to carry over to this game. Though defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin (calf) and 2013 first-round draft pick Barkevious Mingo (bruised lung) did not play, Cleveland allowed the second-fewest rushing yards in club history by limiting Miami to 20 yards on the ground on 23 carries.
Mingo was cleared for practice on Wednesday though it is unknown how much, if at all, he will play.
Cleveland's free agent haul also came through with a combined four sacks, one each by Kruger and linebacker Quentin Groves, while defensive lineman Desmond Bryant matched a career high with two sacks.
"We just had a great defense against the run game. If we would have picked up more assignments in the passing game, we could have pulled out a win. We have to get back in the film room, see what we did and come back out ready to play next week," said Bryant, who has a sack in five straight games dating back to last season with the Oakland Raiders.
The scheduling gods favor the Ravens this weekend as they get a chance at a much-needed rebound effort against a Browns club they have dominated as of late.
Baltimore is outscoring Cleveland 251-122 over the win streak and Flacco is 10-0 in his career versus the Browns with 12 touchdown passes to five interceptions.
The Ravens defense struggled against Manning, but Weeden is no Manning. Dumervil and Terrell Suggs, who has 13 career sacks versus the Browns, will spend all day in the Cleveland backfield and leave Chudzinski still searching for his first win.
Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Ravens 34, Browns 13