Ravens seek to sit alone atop AFC North, keep Browns winless

CLEVELAND (0-9) at BALTIMORE (4-4)

Thursday, 8:25 p.m. ET, NFL Network

OPENING LINE - Ravens by 10

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Browns 2-7, Ravens 3-4-1

SERIES RECORD - Ravens lead 26-9

LAST MEETING - Ravens beat Browns 25-20, Sept. 18

LAST WEEK - Browns lost to Cowboys 35-10; Ravens beat Steelers 21-14

AP PRO32 RANKING - Browns No. 32, Ravens No. 16

BROWNS OFFENSE - OVERALL (19), RUSH (20), PASS (23)

BROWNS DEFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (31), PASS (23)

RAVENS OFFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (28), PASS (20)

RAVENS DEFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (2), PASS (7)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -At 0-9, Cleveland matched worst start in team history, also done in 1975. ... Browns have also lost 12 in row since last season, 19 of 20 and are 3-27 in past 30 games. ... Cleveland hoping to avoid joining 2008 Detroit Lions as only 0-16 team in NFL history. ... Browns led Ravens 20-0 earlier this season before blowing lead. ... Browns are 2-15 against Ravens since 2008. ... Cleveland is first team since 1964 to allow at least 25 points in first nine games. ... First-year Browns coach Hue Jackson sticking with rookie QB Cody Kessler, who completed 19 of 27 passes for 204 yards vs. Dallas. Kessler has posted 100-plus rating in three of six starts, but hasn't been able to connect on deep passes. ... Browns rookie WR Corey Coleman returned after missing six games with broken hand vs. Dallas and had three catches for 41 yards. In first meeting with Ravens, Coleman had five catches for 104 yards and two TDs. ... Terrelle Pryor leads Browns in receptions (46), yards receiving (579) and TDs (4) in first full season as WR. ... Browns LB Jamie Collins played every snap last week, just days after being acquired in trade with Patriots. He finished with eight tackles. ... Jackson served as Ravens QB coach in 2008-09. ... C Cam Erving was ejected on first series against Cowboys for fighting, but is expected back in lineup. ... Browns are 22-31 all-time in prime-time games, 5-7 on Thursday night. ... Baltimore tied with Pittsburgh atop AFC North. Baltimore snapped four-game losing streak by beating Steelers for first win since Sept. 25. ... Ravens' defense ranks third in NFL with 27 three-and-outs. ... Ravens WR Mike Wallace leads team with 614 yards receiving and tops NFL with four catches of 50-plus yards. ... Baltimore K Justin Tucker has not missed FG or conversion this year. He needs one point to reach 600 for career. ... Ravens WR Steve Smith stands eight catches short of becoming 14th NFL player with 1,000 receptions. ... Ravens 15-3 at home in November under coach John Harbaugh. ... Cleveland has more points (168-154) and more TDs (19-13) than Baltimore. ... Fantasy Tip: Look for Ravens to try to establish run with Terrance West against league's 31st-ranked rushing defense. West should get brunt of carries over Kenneth Dixon, who bruised chest vs. Steelers.

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