2. Flacco lights up the Browns:
The Raiders just put up 45 points on the Browns. This means the Ravens and their offense is more than capable of having a big day in Cleveland. Flacco has had a lot of high moments against the Browns and that should continue. The only way the Browns are going to stop Flacco is by hitting him. The Denver Broncos only sacked Flacco twice. The Steelers struggled to get to Flacco as well. Not only is the offensive line exceeding expectations, but Flacco’s quick release is making teams pay.
The Browns won’t be able to stop John Brown from burning the defense on one or two big plays down the field. Brown’s deep grabs have opened up the entire offense. A legitimate deep threat has been a godsend for Flacco. Flacco made a name for himself because of his rocket arm, and he’s throwing it deep more competently than ever.
The Ravens offense is going to keep on the show in Cleveland. Flacco is coming off a 363 yard day. He’s feeling it, he’s locked in and he’s going to be the biggest reason the Ravens pull this one out. The key here is that the Ravens have to keep up the good work in pass protection and Michael Crabtree has to avoid costly drops. If these two things happen, Flacco will be unstoppable.