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NFL Preview: Baltimore Ravens (2-1) at Cleveland Browns (2-1)

STADIUM: Cleveland Browns Stadium
REFEREE: Brad Allen

DATE: Sunday, October 1, 2023
GAME TIME: 1:00 PM ET
CBS: Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, Evan Washburn
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) BAL: 109 or 383 CLE: 104 or 225

ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY – REG. SEASON: BAL leads series, 35-13 (Home team has won past 4)

THE LAST TIME …REG. SEASON: 12/17/22: BAL 3 at CLE 13

HEAD COACHES NOTES:

John Harbaugh vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 24-6 Reg. Season: 149-96 (.608) Postseason: 11-9 (.550)

Kevin Stefanski vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 2-4 Reg. Season: 28-25 (.528) Postseason: 1-1 (.500)

BALTIMORE RAVENS NOTES:

  • QB LAMAR JACKSON completed 22 of 31 atts. (71 pct.) for 202 yards & rushed for 101 yards & 2 TDs last week, his 13th-career game with 100+ rush yards, most-ever by QB. Aims for 3rd in row with 0 INTs & 50+ rush yards. Is 5-1 in his past 6 starts vs. Cle., with 0 INTs in 5 of 6 games. Aims for 5th in row on road with 0 INTs. Leads QBs with 193 rush yards this season.
  • RB GUS EDWARDS aims for 3rd in row with 50+ rush yards. Has 2 rush TDs in 2 of his past 3 vs. Cle.
  • RB MELVIN GORDON had 55 scrimmage yards (32 rush, 23 rec.) in Bal. debut last week. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Cle. with TD. Has 100+ scrimmage yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. Cle.
  • TE MARK ANDREWS has 5+ catches & 75+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 at Cle. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. division with 5+ catches.
  • WR ZAY FLOWERS (rookie) had 8 catches for 48 yards last week & is 5th player ever with 8+ catches in 2 of 1st 3 career games. Ranks 2nd among rookies with 21 catches this season.
  • WR NELSON AGHOLOR aims for 3rd in row with 4+ catches.
  • WR ODELL BECKHAM JR. had 6 catches for 96 yards & 2 TDs in only career game vs. Cle. (11/27/16 w/ NYG). Had 114 catches for 1,586 yards & 8 TDs (7 rec., 1 rush) in 3 seasons (2019-21) with Cle.
  • LB ROQUAN SMITH had 12 tackles, PD & half sack last week. Has 12+ tackles in 2 of 3 games this season. Has 10+ tackles in each of 2 career games vs. Cle.
  • LB PATRICK QUEEN has 8+ tackles in each of 3 games this season, incl. 12 last week. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Cle. with 0.5+ sacks.
  • S KYLE HAMILTON had 9 tackles, career-high 3 sacks & 2ndcareer FF in Week 3, becoming 6th DB since 2000 with 3 sacks in a game & youngest DB since 1982 with 3-sack game. Has sack in each of 2 career games vs. Cle. Only DB with 3 sacks in 2023.

CLEVELAND BROWNS NOTES:

  • QB DESHAUN WATSON completed 27 of 33 atts. (81.8 pct.) for 289 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs with 123.4 rating last week, highest comp. pct. & rating & most pass yards since joining Cle. Is 3-1 as starter at home since joining Cle.
  • RB JEROME FORD had 51 scrimmage yards (33 rec., 18 rush) & career-high 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 50+ scrimmage yards & TD catch.
  • RB KAREEM HUNT made season debut last week.
  • WR AMARI COOPER had 7 catches for season-high 116 yards & TD in Week 3, his 31st-career game with 100+ rec. yards, tied 6th-most in NFL since 2015. Aims for 3rd in row with 7+ catches & 90+ rec. yards. Had 50+ rec. yards in both games vs. Bal. last season. Has 6+ catches in 2 of his past 3 at home.
  • WR ELIJAH MOORE had career-high 9 catches for 49 yards in Week 3. Had 5 catches in only career game vs. Bal. (9/22/22 w/ NYJ).
  • WR DONOVAN PEOPLES-JONES had season-high 49 rec. yards last week. Had TD catch in last meeting.
  • DE MYLES GARRETT had 3.5 sacks & 1st FF of season last week, most sacks in an NFL game this season & his 3rd-career game with 3+ sacks. Has sack in 4 of his past 5. Aims for his 5th in row vs. Bal. with sack & has sack in 6 of his past 7 vs. division.
  • DE ZA’DARIUS SMITH spent 1st 4 seasons of career (2015-18) with Bal. This will be his 1st-career game vs. Bal.
  • DE OGBO OKORONKWO has 0.5+ sacks in 2 of 3 games this season.
  • DE ALEX WRIGHT had 1st-career sack last week.
  • CB DENZEL WARD has PD in 9 straight games, longest active streak in NFL. Aims for 3rd in row with 2+ PD. Had 2 PD in last meeting.
  • S GRANT DELPIT had 9 tackles & 2 TFL in last meeting. Has PD in 2 of 3 games this season.
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