Week 5: vs. Browns
Dec 28, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine speaks after the game at M&T Bank Stadium. Baltimore Ravens defeated Cleveland Browns 20-10. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
ESPN: Ravens 28, Browns 10 (3-2)
Ebony Bird: Ravens 31, Browns 13 (3-2)
Is it possible the Browns will be worse in 2015 than they were in 2014? Very possible, with Josh McCown under center. The Browns also have yet to beat the Ravens in Baltimore during the John Harbaugh era. That won’t change this year.
Week 6: @49ers
Aug 7, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan (97) rushes the quarterback in the third quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports
ESPN: Ravens 17, 49ers 10 (4-2)
Ebony Bird: Ravens 23, 49ers 14 (4-2)
The 49ers are expected to regress sharply this year, which is what happens when you lose your coaching staff and a handful of stars from your roster. The addition of Torrey Smith will make it interesting, but I don’t expect it to be much of a contest in the end.
Week 7: @ Cardinals
Sep 3, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) on the sidelines in the fourth quarter of a preseason game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Cardinals defeated the Broncos 22-20. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
ESPN: Cardinals 21, Ravens 13 (4-3)
Ebony Bird: Cardinals 27, Ravens 13 (4-3)
Assuming Carson Palmer stays healthy, the Cardinals will be an extremely tough out for any team this season. A long trip and late night won’t help the Ravens either, and Palmer has beaten the Ravens more times than any other NFL quarterback.
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