The Baltimore Ravens are in a tough spot as they head to the Cleveland Browns. They are coming off of an overtime loss, so they had to play an extended game, and their injury list has gotten longer, not any shorter. Still, they are 2-1, and if they can get through this game, there could be some light coming after a 3-1 start that would include three division games.
If the Baltimore Ravens want to do this, they will need to take advantage of the following matchups.
3. Jadeveon Clowney must get revenge for the Baltimore Ravens to beat the Cleveland Browns
If the Baltimore Ravens want to win this game, they need to see Jadeveon Clowney do big things. Clowney has been the constant for the Ravens edge group this season, which has been a bit of a surprise.
Still, Tyus Bowser is on the IR, Odafe Oweh missed week three after getting injured in week two, and David Ojabo was injured in week three. The group is beat up. Fortunately, Clowney has been better than advertised.
He beat up a weak Texans unit, he was everywhere in a win against the Bengals, and was one of the few bright spots when the Ravens lost to the Colts. Now, he gets the Cleveland Browns, a team that tossed him to the side during the season last year. It was late in the season, and Clowney was asking for it, but you know that the relationship is burning for Clowney.
Even better for Clowney is the fact that he gets backup tackle Dawand Jones. Jones is a rookie who struggled with T.J. Watt but has had a few other clean games on his resume. Can Clowney teach the young kid a thing or two? If the Ravens want to win, he had better.