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Category: The 2013-2014 Season

September 12, 2013 – Browns – Pregame

The Ravens come home to M&T Stadium to play the ever struggling Cleveland Browns.  The Ravens are coming off a historic loss and they have much to prove – not only to the fans but to themselves.  After week one the Ravens are dead last in defense holding 32nd place in points allowed, yards given up and passing yards allowed.  They are feeling embarrassed and I am expecting the Ravens to come out Sunday with a lot of energy, and if they can harness it in the right way they can handle the Browns and get their first victory.  It would be a mistake for the Ravens to look past the Browns because they have a very solid defense and their front four is stout and can give teams a lot of trouble.  The running game may struggle again this week against the Browns, but overall we should be able to move the ball enough to get a win.  Flacco likes playing at home and if keeps a close eye on Joe Hayden he should be ok.  Torrey will have his hands full with Hayden this Sunday.   Let’s hope that Oher can play because if he doesn’t play it will present some challenges for the pass protection.  The Browns are struggling some on offense and I am hoping that continues this week against the Ravens.  The defensive game plan Sunday is very simple, contain Trent Richardson and attack Brian Weeden and everything else should take care of itself.  I am expecting this to be a close game and I don’t believe that the Ravens will cover the spread.   Joe is undefeated against the Browns and I am hoping that this streak continues.  Enjoy the game and stay thirsty my friends.

 

Cleveland Browns hosted  by the Baltimore Ravens –   Sunday   – September 15th   @ 1:00 PM       Odds – Ravens by 7

 

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Game Predictions

Score:                   Ravens  20  Browns 16

Turnovers:          Plus 1

Rushing:               Ravens 77 yards/Browns 86 yards

Passing:                Ravens 288 yards/Browns 236 yards

 

Miscellaneous Predictions

  • Marlon Brown gets 5 catches for 74 yards
  • Webb gets his first pick of the season
  • Ravens pass rush  gets 4 sacks
  • Refs make terrible calls

 

Possible Monday morning headlines in the Sun Papers

  • Ravens atop the AFC North
  • Lacking style points, Ravens come away victors

 

Keys to the Game

  • Establish the run and get Rice in the game plan
  • Contain Richardson and tight end Cameron
  • Pressure Weeden and force some turnovers
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