Browns vs. Ravens predictions: Ebony Bird round table
It’s week 4 of the NFL season. It’s the Ravens hosting the Browns. Who wins? Ebony Bird’s staff is here to give your their takes:
Site Expert Chris Schisler: Jackson and Ingram push the Ravens to 3-1
The Ravens are going to win this game because it’s a game they absolutely need. If the Ravens win this game they will have a demanding lead in the AFC North, with two division games ahead of them. The Ravens chance to dominate the AFC North this season is right here. The Browns are desperate to prevent this but it doesn’t matter. The Ravens have Lamar Jackson and Mark Ingram II putting up big numbers this season, the defense will find some answers in front of their home crowd and the Ravens will win a tight game.
The Ravens defense hasn’t been dominant and the Browns have the play-makers to make this one interesting. The Ravens don’t have a good answer for the Browns impressive trio of Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry and Rashard Higgins. The secondary is having some problems and that is the match up that will provide drama for this game. The pass rush finding it’s groove is the way that the Ravens will dissolve some of that drama.
In the end I think it comes down to the Ravens offense staying on the field and putting together the most impressive game of the year. Give me the Ravens putting up 27 points, dominating time of possession and racking up a ton of rushing yards. The combination of a good ground game and Jackson completing passes on third downs will allow the Ravens to limit the Browns’ chances and to control the game.
Prediction: Ravens 27-20.