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The Baltimore Ravens are one win away from being a dangerous team in the postseason as they host the Cleveland Browns. Cleveland took the first meeting between these two back in Week 5, winning 12-9 in overtime at home. The Ravens sent the game into overtime when Justin Tucker made a field goal with 52 seconds left. This contest saw both Baker Mayfield and Joe Flacco put up good numbers, but also throw interceptions. The leading rushers in that game were Alex Collins (now on injured reserve) and Carlos Hyde (traded to Jacksonville two weeks later). It should be noted that Baltimore has won 15 of the last 19 at home in this series.
Cleveland’s (7-7-1) faint playoff hopes were dashed last week despite the team winning its third in a row and fifth over a six-week span. Mayfield has been on point and is doing a lot of work with a wide receiving corps that has Jarvis Landry and a lot of question marks. The ground game also is contributing as Nick Chubb is seeing more work down the stretch. The Browns’ defense also has been solid though it has faced a trio of struggling teams in Carolina, Denver and Cincinnati most recently.
The future is very bright for the Cleveland Browns thanks to the play of rookies Baker Mayfield and Nick Chubb. Mayfield completed 27 of 37 for 284 yards and three TDs in the Browns 26-18 win over Cincinnati last week. Chubb rushed for 112 yards on 19 attempts with two scores. Cleveland opened up a 26-3 lead in the fourth quarter and allowed the Bengals to creep back in with two late passing touchdowns from Jeff Driskel.
But the Browns wound up holding on thanks to a defense that surrendered just 209 total yards including just 107 in the air. Cleveland has now won three straight games over Carolina (27-20) at home, Denver (17-16) on the road and Cincinnati at home. They’ve also won five of six overall and have not allowed over 20 points since Nov. 4, when they gave up 37 to Kansas City in a loss.
Chubb is having an outstanding season with 972 yards and 10 TDs along with 18 catches for 153 yards. He broke the single-season mark for most rushing yards for a rookie. Mayfield has amassed 3,349 passing yards with 24 TDs and 11 picks.
Cleveland is reasonably healthy going into the Baltimore game, with safety Denzel Ward (shoulder) being listed as questionable. The defense has allowed 388.3 yards per game (29th) this season with 263.9 in the air (27th) and more importantly for this game, 124.5ypg (24th) on the ground.
But the defense was the difference in this one as they clamped down on Phillip Rivers, who threw two picks and for just 181 yards. The Chargers and Melvin Gordon were held to just 51 yards rushing on 16 attempts. But the biggest defensive play in the game took place with Baltimore up 16-10 and the Chargers driving. Linebacker Patrick Onwuasor punched the ball away from tight end Antonio Gates and cornerback Tavon Young scooped up the ball and scampered for 62 yards for the nail in the coffin with 2:40 left in the game.
The defense leads the league in overall yards per game (284.1ypg) and points allowed (17.5ppg). They rank third in rushing yards per game allowed (85.1ypg) and fourth in passing yards allowed (198.9ypg). The offense ranks second in the league in rushing yards (143ypg) and 21st in passing yards (21st).
Baker Mayfield threw for 342 yards in the win over the Ravens earlier this season. He’s had just four interceptions the last five weeks with three of those coming in a 29-13 loss at Houston to begin the month. Mayfield’s splits show that he’s got a better completion percentage at home although not by much. The 2017 Heisman winner has 13 of his 24 touchdowns on the road, but also seven of his 11 interceptions. Jarvis Landry is the leading receiver with 76 catches with tight end David Njoku second (53). Antonio Callaway, Rashard Higgins and Breshad Perriman also are vying for targets, but are hard to rely on.
The Browns’ defense has finally been getting contributions from a lot of the players they drafted pretty high over the past few seasons. Myles Garrett has 43 tackles and 12.5 sacks on the year. He’s becoming very hard to block and is getting support from the likes of Larry Ogunjobi and Emmanuel Ogbah. Ten different Cleveland players have sacks with 11 different guys accounting for the team’s interceptions. Denzel Ward is becoming the top cornerback and has had some success against some of the best wide receivers in football.
Cleveland still has a ways to go before it reaches Baltimore’s level on defense. The Ravens are No. 1 in the NFL in both total and scoring defense and getting contributions from all three levels. Za’Darius Smith is a name you may not be familiar with, but he leads the team with 8.5 sacks. There’s a solid mix of veterans and youth that make up this side of the ball. Terrell Suggs has 32 tackles and seven sacks, but he means even more as the team’s vocal leader. Tony Jefferson and Eric Weddle are solid safeties while Brandon Carr and Marlon Humphrey form a good duo at corner. Tavon Young only adds to the depth in the secondary.
This is Cleveland’s Super Bowl. They will be ready for this game and they match up pretty well against the Ravens. They don’t have to put up big numbers on offense because the Ravens’ offense under Jackson is more ground control and less big plays in the passing game. The Browns do have the speed defensively to keep this a low-scoring game and Mayfield and Chubb will put up enough yards to compete. The road team is 12-5-1 ATS the last 18 meetings.