Ravens Defense/Special Teams: SIT
Predictions: 2 Sacks, 1 INT, 20 points allowed
Sep 21, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell (34) runs through the defense of Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker C.J. Mosley (57) during the first quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
The Browns offense is currently ranked a surprising 9th in passing, racking up 255.8 YPG. For our secondary, that’s a bit of a challenge. Where the defense can make up for it lies in the run defense, as the Browns rank 25th in rushing with just 89.8 YPG.
If the secondary was stronger in pass defense, particularly in pass deflections and interceptions, I’d feel a bit more confident in starting them against a team ranked in the top 10 in passing.
Josh McCown will start under the helm for this game and is much more poised in the pocket than Johnny Manziel. He did in fact hand the Ravens a loss in 2013 as a starter for the Chicago Bears under then head coach and current Ravens offensive coordinator, Marc Trestman. However, if this was Johnny Manziel, it would be a different story.
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