Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns: 5 Players To Watch

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Sep 11, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens linebacker C.J. Mosley (57) reacts after recovering a fumble against the Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

C.J. Mosley

Through two games, the Raven’s linebacker of the future has been very solid against the run (1.4), but no so good against the pass (-2.2).  He has also failed to generate any sort of pass rush, despite playing on 90%+ of the total snaps.  But it’s not fair to pile on Mosley too much, because we should expect some uneven performances from a rookie thrust into a major role from day one.

The Ravens will need Mosley to continue his strong showing in run support against the Browns, who lack viable threats in the passing game and will need to pound the rock to win.  Mosley has racked up 12 solo tackles and 5 defensive stops through two games, showing a nose for the ball.  If he can continue that success in game three, the Ravens will have a major leg up in stopping the Brown’s ground game cold in it’s tracks.