Nov 1, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown (13) pumps his fist after throwing a second quarter touchdown to Cleveland Browns wide receiver Brian Hartline (not pictured) against the Arizona Cardinals at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
It has been a tough few weeks for the Cleveland Browns. (I feel like I have said this plenty of times this season). Cleveland has lost five straight games, including their last two on the road versus divisional foes. Their next chance of stopping the losing streak comes against the Baltimore Ravens.
The Cleveland Browns got rocked before the bye week by the Pittsburgh Steelers and their quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger. Cleveland then went through a drama-filled week with quarterback Johnny Manziel, which ended up with him being demoted to third string. Just one week before that decision, the Browns had announced Manziel would be the starter for the rest of the season.
So the Browns turn again to Josh McCown to take on the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football. While the Browns have had struggles leading up to this game, the Ravens may be one of the few teams that can match Cleveland in on-field adversity.
The Ravens were already scraping by as is following the loss of linebacker Terrell Suggs and wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. for the entire season. On top of that, they lost starting quarterback Joe Flacco and starting running back Justin Forsett to season ending injuries as well.
Quarterback Matt Schaub will start for the Ravens. While the sun is not exactly shining bright over the Cleveland skyline this football season, it is not much brighter over in Baltimore.
Here are five reasons why the Browns will get the win on Monday Night Football over Baltimore.
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