Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns: 3 predictions for Sunday
3. The Ravens run defense wows us this Sunday:
The Browns are all about running the football. Carlos Hyde and Nick Chubb are a formidable duo. Chubb is coming off a great showing against the Raiders. He broke a 63 yard run and scored two touchdowns. The fact of the matter is that Cleveland has big play capability and it’s not all just because of Mayfield. Here’s the thing though, the Ravens are going to shut the Browns when they try to run the football.
The Ravens allow the fourth least rushing yards per game. They only allow 82.4 yards on the ground. They shut the Steelers rushing attack down like it didn’t even exist. The Steelers had 19 total rushing yards on Sunday Night Football. James Connor averaged 2.1 yards per rush. The Ravens having Michael Pierce back was a huge deal. The Ravens have a lot of guys up front that can stuff the run.
In the end the Ravens are the better team and because of that, they should be the victors. Baltimore will have a tougher test than usual, but they should win this game in a convincing fashion. It is a chance to give the Browns their third loss of the season. That could be huge. Mayfield may give them momentum but a record of 1-3-1 would be hard to climb up from.