December 24, 2014

CLEVELAND (1-3) at BALTIMORE (1-3)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Ravens by 6 1-2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Browns 2-2, Ravens 0-3-1

SERIES RECORD - Ravens lead 24-8

LAST MEETING - Ravens beat Browns 20-10, Dec. 28, 2014

LAST WEEK - Browns lost to Chargers 30-27; Ravens beat Steelers 23-20, OT

AP PRO32 RANKING - Browns No. 25, Ravens No. 18

BROWNS OFFENSE - OVERALL (20), RUSH (25), PASS (9).

BROWNS DEFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (31), PASS (22).

RAVENS OFFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (19), PASS (11).

RAVENS DEFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (15), PASS (16).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Ravens have won 13 of last 14 games between teams, exception 24-18 loss in Cleveland in November 2013. Browns' last win in Baltimore was in 2007. ... Browns coach Mike Pettine began NFL coaching career in Baltimore in 2002. ... Cleveland LB Paul Kruger launched NFL career with Ravens in 2009. ... This is Browns' first AFC North game, Baltimore's third. ... Browns have lost last two games by total of 10 points. Ravens' three defeats have been by combined 14 points. ... Cleveland LB Karlos Dansby leads league's worst-ranked defense with 31 tackles. ... Browns QB Josh McCown went 32 for 41 for 356 yards last week, his 11th career 300-yard game and second in row. Otto Graham, Brian Sipe and Brian Hoyer are only other Browns QBs to have successive 300-yard games. No Brown has ever done in three times in row. ... Cleveland WR Travis Benjamin is tied for third in NFL with five TDs, including one by punt return. His four TD catches are career high. ... Browns RB Isaiah Crowell needs 40 yards from scrimmage to reach 1,000 for career. ... Gary Barnidge is seeking to become first Browns TE to have TD catch in three straight games since Hall of Famer Ozzie Newsome (now Ravens GM) in 1983. ... Ravens will go without leading receiver Steve Smith, who hurt his back in last Thursday's win over Steelers. ... Ravens coach John Harbaugh and QB Joe Flacco are 13-1 against Browns. ... This is one of only two home games for Baltimore out of first seven. ... Although Ravens lost to Cincinnati at home on Sept. 27, they're 45-12 on own field under Harbaugh. ... Ravens K Justin Tucker has 12 career FGs of at least 50 yards, including winning 52-yarder vs. Steelers. ... Ravens RB Justin Forsett coming off 150-yard rushing performance against Steelers. He ran for 119 yards in last game vs. Browns. ... Ravens LB Elvis Dumervil has sacks in two straight games after getting none in first two. .. Rookie LB Za'Darius Smith had first two career sacks vs. Steelers. ... Fantasy Tip: With Smith out, Ravens could concentrate on getting ball to emerging WR Kamar Aiken, who is averaging 15 yards per reception.

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