OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) -- There's really nothing eye-catching about the Baltimore Ravens this season -- except their record.
Baltimore's inconsistent offense and defensive deficiencies were on full display Sunday in Cleveland, yet the Ravens emerged with another lackluster victory to improve to 6-2 and remain atop the AFC North.
At the midpoint in its season, Baltimore owns the second-best record in the conference and appears on course to reach the playoffs in a fifth straight year.
But coach John Harbaugh said Monday, "By the same token, we're not the team that we need to be. We need to be better."
The second half of the season offers a challenging schedule that begins Sunday at home against Oakland, includes two games with Pittsburgh and features home matchups with the New York Giants and Denver Broncos.