Revenge is the name of this game for the Baltimore Ravens. Their division rivals were the last team to beat the Ravens, but Baltimore has since gone on a ten game-winning run. With so much on the line, this is a key revenge game for the Ravens.
Baltimore Revenge Game
The Ravens were dominated by the Browns 40-25 in Baltimore in late September. Since then, however, their fortunes have gone in vastly different directions. The Ravens have won ten in a row and secured a division title. The Browns have fallen to 6-8 and are in disarray.
The Browns still have a very slim chance of making the playoffs, however, it’s all downhill in Cleveland. The media are speculating that key players want out, and defensive star Myles Garrett is still serving his suspension for a fight with the Steelers five weeks ago.
Ravens Offense On Fire
The Ravens offense has earned plaudits all season for being revolutionary. The rushing attack is on pace to break NFL records, both individually and as a unit.
The top-ranked rushing attack should have success against a Browns run defense that ranks 26th in the league. With Garrett out, this only helps the Ravens. They need 337 rushing yards in the final two games to break the all-time NFL record for most by a team in a season. They should get a good chunk of it against the Browns.
Defense is Much Improved
Since their week four loss to the Browns, the Baltimore defense has stepped up massively. They have improved to a top-six unit, and are playing high on confidence.
The trade for Marcus Peters was outstanding, with the now Pro Bowler revitalizing this Ravens secondary. The return of veteran cornerback Jimmy Smith from injury has helped solidify this unit as one of the best in the NFL. This defense will want to secure top seed by avenging the team that put 40 points on them three months ago. This could prove a fun revenge game for them.
That wraps up this preview for a crucial AFC North matchup for both teams. Who do you have to win? Let us know by commenting below or finding the site @OTHeroics1 or me @JWjournalism. Also for great NFL content view the site page here. For more great sports conversation visit the site forums here.