- Associated Press - Thursday, October 8, 2015


Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Ravens by 6 1-2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Browns 2-2, Ravens 0-3-1

SERIES RECORD - Ravens lead 24-8

LAST MEETING - Ravens beat Browns 20-10, Dec. 28, 2014

LAST WEEK - Browns lost to Chargers 30-27; Ravens beat Steelers 23-20, OT

AP PRO32 RANKING - Browns No. 25, Ravens No. 18





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Ravens have won 13 of last 14 games between teams, exception 24-18 loss in Cleveland in November 2013. Browns’ last win in Baltimore was in 2007. … Browns coach Mike Pettine began NFL coaching career in Baltimore in 2002. … Cleveland LB Paul Kruger launched NFL career with Ravens in 2009. … This is Browns’ first AFC North game, Baltimore’s third. … Browns have lost last two games by total of 10 points. Ravens’ three defeats have been by combined 14 points. … Cleveland LB Karlos Dansby leads league’s worst-ranked defense with 31 tackles. … Browns QB Josh McCown went 32 for 41 for 356 yards last week, his 11th career 300-yard game and second in row. Otto Graham, Brian Sipe and Brian Hoyer are only other Browns QBs to have successive 300-yard games. No Brown has ever done in three times in row. … Cleveland WR Travis Benjamin is tied for third in NFL with five TDs, including one by punt return. His four TD catches are career high. … Browns RB Isaiah Crowell needs 40 yards from scrimmage to reach 1,000 for career. … Gary Barnidge is seeking to become first Browns TE to have TD catch in three straight games since Hall of Famer Ozzie Newsome (now Ravens GM) in 1983. … Ravens will go without leading receiver Steve Smith, who hurt his back in last Thursday’s win over Steelers. … Ravens coach John Harbaugh and QB Joe Flacco are 13-1 against Browns. … This is one of only two home games for Baltimore out of first seven. … Although Ravens lost to Cincinnati at home on Sept. 27, they’re 45-12 on own field under Harbaugh. … Ravens K Justin Tucker has 12 career FGs of at least 50 yards, including winning 52-yarder vs. Steelers. … Ravens RB Justin Forsett coming off 150-yard rushing performance against Steelers. He ran for 119 yards in last game vs. Browns. … Ravens LB Elvis Dumervil has sacks in two straight games after getting none in first two. .. Rookie LB Za’Darius Smith had first two career sacks vs. Steelers. … Fantasy Tip: With Smith out, Ravens could concentrate on getting ball to emerging WR Kamar Aiken, who is averaging 15 yards per reception.


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