Browns vs. Ravens predictions: Ebony Bird round table
Ian Schultz makes his pick:
The Ravens welcome the Browns to town looking to take control of the AFC North Division. The Browns come to town limping their way to a 1-2 record so far and failing to hit stride so far this season. Baker Mayfield looks awful running the show in Cleveland and his poor performance already has new head coach Freddie Kitchens searching for answers. Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry have not yet gotten going either for the Browns.
The Ravens have their own issues, surprisingly a defense that is struggling to stop people the last few weeks. Many of the secondary issues can be chalked up to communication errors but the absence of Jimmy Smith is looming large so far.
The Ravens offense will be looking for a bounce back week here and they should be built heavily on the running game Sunday. Mark Ingram is fifth in the NFL in rushing yards. USE HIM! It will help keep a talented Browns pass rush led by Myles Garrett off balance.
This game will be close but the Ravens home crowd should help to carry them home to a 26-24 win over the Browns and a commanding two game lead in the AFC North.