5 reasons Baker Mayfield will lead Cleveland Browns past Baltimore Ravens

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The Ravens don’t run

Perhaps the biggest weakness in the Browns’ defense is stopping the run, but thankfully for Cleveland, the Ravens don’t run the ball particularly well.

One thing worth noting is that the Ravens’ don’t commit to the run.

Alex Collins and Javorious Allen, who split the run, had 21 combined carries for 72 in a game that was tied at halftime. Collins had a costly fumble at the 1-yard line, and has been viewed as a disappointment by the Baltimore fan base.

Also look for the Ravens to use Lamar Jackson on some gadget plays. The more the better, I say.

If Jackson’s in the game, it’s a pretty good bet the Ravens are going to run. So far, the Raven use him about five players per game, mostly rushing the ball. He’s carried the ball 13 times for 62 yards.

These Ravens don’t have a Marshawn Lynch type, which in theory, will keep the defenses a little fresher later in the game.

And after playing 92 defensive snaps against Oakland, the Browns’ defensive unit could use the break.