5 Reasons The Cleveland Browns Will Beat The Ravens

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Nov 1, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Steve Johnson (11) carries the ball as Baltimore Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb (21) dives to tackle during the first quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Mediocre Ravens Defense

The Baltimore Ravens franchise is an organization that has lived and died by defense. But Ray Lewis and Ed Reed aren’t running through that tunnel on Sunday. Lately, Baltimore’s defense has been very suspect, it was very evident in the previous game between the Ravens and the Browns.

The Ravens are not too bad with a unit that comes in ranked at 16th in terms of total defense. The Ravens defense allows an average of 257 passing yards/game, 97 rushing yards/game and 24.9 points/game.

While the Ravens have been solid against the run, they have not done a very good job in defending opposing team’s passing games. That is where the Browns can take advantage and possibly even blow open the game.

In their previous meeting with the Browns, McCown passed for 457 yards and 2 touchdowns, which is a single-game Browns’ franchise record. While I don’t believe McCown will be as prolific, he should have a great game against subpar Ravens’ defensive unit.

The Browns should be expected to throw the ball a lot going into this matchup. If they can find success in that area, then Cleveland will put up plenty of points. On the flip side, the Ravens are not going to want to get into a shootout with backup Matt Schaub playing in Flacco’s place.

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