On Sunday, the Cleveland Browns will travel to M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland to take on the Ravens. This week 17 matchup will kick off at 4:25 PM. ET.
The Browns have made major strides with Baker Mayfield at quarterback. On the season, Mayfield has thrown 24 touchdowns to 11 interceptions. Mayfield has guided the Browns’ offense to a 7-7-1 record on the season. With one game remaining, the Browns will have a shot at finishing over five hundred for the first time since 2007, when they went 10-6 on the year.
The Ravens are in a great position heading into the final week of the season. With the Steelers loss to the Saints in week 16, the Ravens leapfrogged them in the standings and now sit atop the AFC North with only one week remaining in the regular season.
The Ravens are in the driver seat.
Win and the Ravens are in. Any other year facing the Browns in a must-win game would be ideal, but not this season. The Browns have proven themselves as a tenacious opponent.
On the season, Raven’s offense ranks 12th in the NFL in terms of yards per game. Baltimore has one of the best rushing offenses in the NFL. On the season, Baltimore ranks second in rushing yards per game, averaging around 143 yards. As a team, they’ve scored a total of 17 touchdowns on the ground.
While their running attack is atop the league leaders, their passing attack is in the bottom third of the league. On the season, Baltimore ranks 21th in terms of passing yards per game. As a team, they’ve managed to pass for only 18 touchdowns to 9 interceptions. Facing a weak Cleveland run defense, expect this game to be decided in the trenches.
The Browns have a lot to play for.
Despite the fact that their season is all but over, the Browns still have a lot to play for. They’ve managed to win seven games so far, following a season in which they went 0-16. Cleveland has made major strides in terms of overhauling their player personnel and coaching staff. With a final showdown against their AFC North rivals in Baltimore, expect the Browns to go all out as they try to derail the Ravens’ playoff hopes.
While Cleveland has a lot to play for in terms of pride, beating the Ravens on the road will be no easy task. Baltimore has the best defense in the NFL in terms of yards and points per game. By comparison, the Browns are in the bottom half of both categories. If Cleveland has any hope of beating Baltimore, the Browns will need to a big game from running back Nick Chubb.
On the season, Chubb has rushed for 972 yards on 183 carries. He’s made his way into the end zone a total of 8 times on the season. While the Ravens have a stout defense, their run defense ranks 3rd in the NFL. It will be hard for the Browns to overcome the Ravens’ defense, but if anyone on the Browns can it would be Chubb or Mayfield.
Browns Vs Ravens Betting Lines
The Ravens have a lot of advantages in this game. They have the superior defense and their offense relies heavily on running the ball and they do that with consistency. As the home team, the Ravens have been 5-2 in Baltimore. With a shot at locking up the AFC North, expect the Ravens’ defense and a rushing attack led by quarterback Lamar Jackson to propel Baltimore to victory.
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