The Baltimore Ravens are in a huge spot when they host the Cleveland Browns in week 10. The team is already 2-1 in the division, and all of their games have been played on the road. They have a chance to sweep the Browns and move to 3-1 in the division after a couple of statement wins against NFC opponents. However, the Browns will not go out that easy.
How will they test the Ravens?
The Baltimore Ravens will get their biggest test against the Cleveland Browns
The Cleveland Browns are the only defense in the NFL that can compete with the Baltimore Ravens for the best defense in the league. This starts with their unit up front. Myles Garrett is right there with Nick Bosa, Micah Parsons, T.J. Watt, and Maxx Crosby as the best pass rushers in the NFL.
What makes the Browns impressive is the depth behind him, though. Za’Darius Smith is as strong of a pass rusher as you will see, and Ogbo Okoronkwo is the perfect third rusher that this team needs.
Ronnie Stanley will see a lot of Myles Garrett, which will be a huge test. Stanley has been playing better but is not quite back to his old ways, and Garrett will be his toughest test to date. Stanley was injured when the Ravens went to Cleveland. Morgan Moses should be healthy this week, but coming back from injury to see Za’Darius Smith is a big challenge.
On the inside, the Browns rotate a group of Maurice Hurst, Jordan Elliott, Shelby Harris, and Dalvin Tomlinson. These are not Pro Bowlers or All-Pros, but all four will beat you up all game. The Browns can rotate them and keep them fresh, and offensive lines cannot hang with the depth and consistent pressure.
The Ravens' interior has been playing better, but John Simpson is the clear weak link on the offensive line. This will be the biggest test the offensive line has faced, and they do not have Dorian Thompson-Robinson at quarterback across from them to make life easier.