Ravens-Browns Capsule


Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS

OPENING LINE - Ravens by 4 1-2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Baltimore 1-0, Cleveland 0-1

SERIES RECORD - Ravens lead 25-9

LAST MEETING - Ravens beat Browns 33-17, Nov. 30, 2015

LAST WEEK - Ravens beat Bills 13-7; Browns lost to Eagles 29-10

AP PRO32 RANKING - Ravens No. 13, Browns No. 32





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Shaking off 5-11 record in 2015, Ravens had impressive opener, holding Bills to 160 total yards and 11 first downs. ... Ravens are 14-2 against Browns under coach John Harbaugh. ... Despite Baltimore's dominance in series, last six games have been decided by average 5.8 points. ... Ravens won in Cleveland last season when DE Brent Urban blocked field goal on final play and S Will Hill scooped it up and returned 64 yards for winning TD. ... Ravens CB Shareece Wright had 11 tackles, including three for loss, last week. ... QB Joe Flacco is 13-2 vs. Browns, including 6-1 mark in Cleveland. He has thrown at least one TD in eight straight games vs. Browns. ... Flacco said he doesn't recognize Browns, who open season with 17 rookies on roster. ... Flacco passed for 258 yards and one TD against Bills, his first game since sustaining season-ending knee injury in November. ... OLB Elvis Dumervil has 11 1-2 sacks in 10 career games vs. Browns, most against any team. ... Browns lost QB Robert Griffin III last week with broken bone in left shoulder. He will miss minimum eight games. ... Josh McCown takes over for RG3, team's 25th starting QB since `99. ... McCown started eight games last season and had best performance against Ravens, passing for team-record 457 yards in Oct. 11 overtime win. In second meeting, McCown sustained broken collarbone and missed final five games. ... McCown is 2-17 as starter over past two seasons. ... Browns rookie DE Carl Nassib had three tackles, first career sack and knocked down pass last week. Nassib jumped Xavier Cooper on depth chart. ... Browns coach Hue Jackson spent two seasons as Ravens QBs coach. Jackson labeled his performance last week as ''horrible.'' Browns botched punt fake in first half and had other miscues. ... Browns will unveil statue of Hall of Fame RB Jim Brown at stadium before game. ... Fantasy Tip: Browns TE Gary Barnidge looking to bounce back from poor opener. He had 15 catches for 230 yards and TD in two games against Ravens last season.


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