Browns vs. Ravens: 9 Keys for a Cleveland Upset Win over Baltimore

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Browns vs. Ravens: 9 Keys for a Cleveland Upset Win over Baltimore
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Never give up

Yes, I do believe that Colt McCoy can lead the Cleveland Browns to a win at home against the division-leading Baltimore Ravens. No, I do not need a drug test.

Is it likely? Well, no. But if you don’t believe in the "any given Sunday" philosophy, you have no business whatsoever being an NFL fan. Much less a Browns fan.

Cleveland appreciates quality. The weather stinks. The economy stinks. And yet this Rust Belt city boasts one of the best symphonies and one of the best legitimate theatres in America. And the Cleveland Browns defense.

That’s right. I said it. The Browns have a good defense.

Going into Week 13, Cleveland is the highest-ranked passing defense in the National Football League. This group has given up less than 175 aerial yards per game on average all year. That is impressive.

The Browns rank sixth in total yards allowed per game (313.4) and ninth in points (19.6). That’s not bad.

Unfortunately, this defense is 29th when it comes to stopping the opponents’ running backs, letting them gain almost 140 yards every week.

Don’t bother me with details; I’m on an optimistic roll.

So what do the Browns have to do in order to get to 5-7 against the Ravens?

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