The Baltimore Ravens (2-1) failed to keep their winning streak going last weekend when they were upset by the Indianapolis Colts on the Flock's home turf. It was a disappointing result, even more so considering that the Ravens wasted a lot of chances to finish Indy before reaching overtime, but alas.
Baltimore will have to face the best defense in the NFL without a lot of starters available, most importantly some of their best players in skill positions such as wide receiver while also missing a ton of defensive players across the lineup, including cornerbacks, safeties, and edge rushers.
This weekend, things are looking much tougher than last Sunday and October brings with it the second AFC North matchup for the Ravens and the third for their Week 4 opponent the Cleveland Browns (2-1), who already defeated Cincinnati and lost to Pittsburgh before demolishing Tennessee in Week 3.
As the Ravens prepare to face the Browns in their Week 4 divisional matchup, scheduled for Sunday, October 1, here's a comprehensive look at everything you need to know before both teams start battling each other on the field come kick-off time at 1 p.m. ET later today.
Ravens vs. Browns Week 4: All you need to know
When and where
The Ravens are playing their second game away from The Bank this season in Week 4 as they'll fly to Ohio to face the Browns inside the Dawg Pound. It's the first divisional matchup between both teams, the second played by Baltimore, and the third by Cleveland.
Baltimore is entering a three-game span in which they'll be playing games on the road, including at Cleveland (Week 4), at Pittsburgh (Week 5), and overseas at London against the Tennessee Titans (Week 6). The Ravens will return to M&T Bank Stadium to host the Detroit Lions in Week 7.
The Week 4 matchup at Cleveland begins at 1:00 p.m. ET (10 p.m. PT for those on the West Coast; 7:00 p.m. CET for those in Europe).
The forecast for Sunday at kick-off time in Cleveland, according to Forecast.io, predicts 74 degrees with clear skies on a sunny afternoon, with a zero percent chance of rain and little to no wind.
The Ravens are going to keep their early health woes rolling this weekend with an injury report packed full of damaged goods.
Nobody seems to be getting healthier, and if someone gets back available then it feels like another player is inevitably going to fall down injured for some reason.
That's why Baltimore ruled out five players officially for Sunday, is expected to miss a sixth (Ronnie Stanley, doubtful), and could actually have to play without 10+ starters for the second week in a row.
The Browns filed a pretty clean injury report only boasting one player listed as "questionable" for Week 4, although his absence would truly be game-changing: starting QB Deshaun Watson was limited to throwing just a handful of passes all week long and he attempted just two throws on Friday before leaving the training ground of the Browns.
The expectation all across the league is that Watson will be out there on the field and starting, so this feels more like an attempt to keep Baltimore guessing than a real problem for Cleveland to deal with.
TV, radio, and streaming
For those watching, the game will be available on WJZ Channel 13 (Baltimore), WUSA Channel 9 (Washington), Paramount+, and CBS with a crew comprised of Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Charles Davis (analyst), and Evan Washburn (sideline).
For those listening, you will be able to catch the game on WBAL 1090 AM & 98 Rock 97.9 FM, Sirius XM Chs. 109 or 383. Ravens crew Gerry Sandusky (play-by-play), Rod Woodson (analyst); ESPN Radio (Steve Levy, play-by-play), Harry Douglas (analyst).
You can stream the game if you have a subscription to YouTube TV's Sunday Ticket, and also locally at BatlimoreRavens.com and Ravens Mobile App. If you subscribe to NFL+, you can watch the game on replay.
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