2. The defense will get three takeaways in this game:
The Ravens will force Baker Mayfield into three turnovers in this game. This prediction is based in the fact that Mayfield has only had three games this season without throwing a pick. Mayfield has been intercepted multiple times in four different games this season. The Ravens have been creating turnovers well in their 10 game winning streak and the Browns are one of the least protective teams with the football. The Ravens will win the turnover battle and in doing so, they will get a convincing victory.
Here’s how I see this one going. Matt Judon will force Mayfield to have a fumble. Both Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters will have a pick. Marlon Humphrey will have another strong performance against Odell Beckham Jr. in week 16. Humphrey’s coverage of Beckham Jr. was the only thing that didn’t go wrong for the Ravens in the last meeting with the Browns. Peters will bait Mayfield and get a well crafted interception. If Peters can do it against Russell Wilson, he can really fool Mayfield.
Beating Mayfield is personal to the Ravens. Mayfield was the number one pick and he was supposed to be the next big thing. Mayfield was given a benefit of the doubt that wasn’t extended to Jackson in the 2018 NFL Draft and has been in what seems like every other commercial on football Sundays. In the last game against the Browns, Mayfield was caught by a camera essentially saying that if the Browns forced Jackson to throw they would win the game. Jackson and Mayfield are rivals who lead two teams who don’t like each other. Jackson never will play into the rivalry. That being said, you know the defense wants to beat Mayfield. On top of that it’s a revenge game.