Baltimore Ravens: 3 steps to beating the Cleveland Browns
By Darin McCann
Here is a look at how the Baltimore Ravens can beat the Cleveland Browns on Monday Night Football:
The Baltimore Ravens are set to take on the Cleveland Browns on Monday Night Football. This is the second Monday night game of the season for the purple and black. How can they make this one better than their last Monday Night Football appearance against the Chiefs? That’s what we are here to look at right now.
Some waves of inconsistency, a rash of injuries, and a COVID infiltration have led the Ravens to an unexpected 7-5 mark on the season, and fighting for their playoff lives as they face an upstart Cleveland Browns team on Monday Night Football.
Before we continue, let’s revisit part of that statement. The “upstart Cleveland Browns” just has a weird ring to it, no? Kind of like saying “the stable Middle East region” or “well-crafted sentences and clear-minded arguments on Facebook message boards.” But, alas, the Browns are sitting comfortably with a 9-3 mark, hoping to finish Week 14 of the 2020 NFL season just one game out of the AFC North lead, with a matchup against the Steelers on the horizon.
The Ravens won’t see their 2020 season come to an end with a loss Monday night, but it sure wouldn’t help their chances in a congested race for those three wild-card spots. Are the Browns a significantly better team than the Ravens? No, and I don’t even think the most ardent Browns supporter would say that. But this is a team that provides a serious challenge for the Ravens, at a time when they need to stack wins every chance they get.
So, how do the Ravens come out on top? As we do every week, we take a look at a three-pronged alliterative formula for Baltimore, and the formula for this week is: Defend, destroy, detonate. I’ll explain it.