After getting some well-deserved rest in their bye week, the Baltimore Ravens head out to Cleveland for a Week 9 divisional showdown with the Browns. In Week 4, the Ravens defeated the Browns 23-16 in a rainy night on Thursday Night Football.
A Cary Williams pick six secured the win for the Ravens. However, the Browns did give them a late scare, as Brandon Weeden drove the Browns down to about the 25-yard line, but was stopped on the last play of the game. Since then the Ravens are 5-2 and coming off their bye, while the Browns are 2-6 (however they have won two of their last three).
While the Ravens should win the game, that does not mean they will. Since that Week 4 meeting, the Browns have been able to sustain a bit of chemistry and good wins, while the Ravens have been decimated by injuries and have questions surrounding their team after a 43-13 loss to Houston in Week 7.
There are no easy games in the AFC North, and this one should be a great game. For the Ravens to win, I believe they need to achieve these four things on Sunday afternoon.