Cleveland Browns: 5 reasons Browns will take over 1st place, upset Ravens

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Five reasons the Cleveland Browns can upset the Baltimore Ravens on the road to claim first place in the AFC North.

If the Cleveland Browns are better suited to be underdogs, then this contest is right up their alley as Freddie Kitchens looks to get his team on track against the Baltimore Ravens.

The Browns NEVER play well in Baltimore, or against head coach John Harbaugh, either. The Super Bowl winning half of the Harbaugh brothers is 19-3 lifetime against Cleveland.

The Browns have spent the past few days dealing with the fallout of falling flat against the Rams on Sunday Night Football. Most notably, Freddie Kitchens is catching heat for offensive play calling.

Kitchens became a national joke for calling a draw play on 4th and 9, and later, his decision to throw four straight passes at the 5-yard line brought questions of whether he can hang onto the job to the forefront of sports talk radio.

The Browns, banged up by injury, still have talent, especially on offense.

And even though things haven’t gone according to play, a win in this contest puts the Browns right on schedule at 2-2 and thanks to the head to head tie breaker, first place in the AFC North.

A loss here could send the Browns spiraling out of control as the schedule continues to be brutal. No need to worry about that though, because this one’s going to Cleveland.

Here’s five reasons the Browns can steal one from Baltimore on the road to pull to 2-2, giving Cleveland first place in the AFC North.