Pundit Picks: Ravens Unanimous Picks to Beat Browns



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Stephania Bell
Matt Bowen
Mike Clay
Jeremy Fowler
Dominique Foxworth
Dan Graziano
Jason Reid
Seth Wickersham


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Childs Walker
Ravens 30, Browns 20 “The Ravens could enter full-on crisis mode if they lose to the floundering Browns at home. But they’re the better all-around team with the right offense to gash Cleveland’s tender middle and keep running back Nick Chubb off the field. For once, they will not have to sweat until the final seconds.”
Jonas Shaffer
Ravens 28, Browns 17 “The Ravens have followed every win with a loss, and every loss with a win, so why should the pattern stop Sunday? A week ago, the biggest mismatch in this game seemed like it would be the Browns’ dominant running game against the Ravens’ weakened run defense. Now, with guard Wyatt Teller likely sidelined and the Ravens’ young defensive line stepping up, it’s no longer a one-sided matchup.”
Ryan McFadden
Ravens 28, Browns 14 “After watching another double-digit lead fade away last week, the Ravens will bounce back in a major way. Baltimore’s success running the ball against the Giants will carry over into Sunday, while the defense will prevent Nick Chubb from making big plays. The Ravens are way better than their 3-3 record and they will be determined to prove that against Cleveland.”
C.J. Doon
Ravens 30, Browns 23 “The Ravens should be able to punish a Browns defense that ranks 31st in efficiency, according to Football Outsiders’ DVOA. Patriots rookie quarterback Bailey Zappe picked apart Cleveland’s secondary in a 38-15 win last week, so Lamar Jackson should have no trouble putting up big numbers. This sets up to be the perfect ‘get right’ game for a Ravens team that needs something to celebrate.”
Tim Schwartz
Ravens 27, Browns 21 “The Ravens are 3-3 but their play on the field should say otherwise. The Browns are still the Browns — they’ve lost three straight — and the Ravens are still a team to beat in the AFC. Lamar Jackson is a little beat up, as is Mark Andrews, but expect both to play and to be their usual dominant selves. Wide receiver Rashod Bateman’s return will be key with Andrews potentially limited, but the Ravens are way more talented than the Browns with Jacoby Brissett at quarterback.”


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Jarrett Bell
Ravens 30, Browns 27
Chris Bumbaca
Ravens 28, Browns 24
Nate Davis
Ravens 31, Browns 16
Safid Deen
Ravens 28, Browns 24
Tyler Dragon
Ravens 26, Browns 20
Lorenzo Reyes
Ravens 23, Browns 15


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Gregg Rosenthal
Ravens 27, Browns 23 “It’s sad yet fitting that the analytically driven Ravens’ numbers are so much better than their record. Despite the big leads they’ve built, very little about their season has been consistent. Rashod Bateman’s return should help, but the Baltimore defense struggles to get big stops because of a lack of edge-rushing pressure. Look for Nick Chubb to get back on track, but the Browns’ poorly coached defense will cost them again.”

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PunditProjected WinnerCommentary
Adam Rank
Ravens 27, Browns 25
Colleen Wolfe
Ravens 25, Browns 10
Marcas Grant
Ravens 19, Browns 17
Maurice Jones-Drew
Ravens 28, Browns 13
Daniel Jeremiah
Ravens 31, Browns 25
Nick Shook
Ravens 30, Browns 20
Marc Sessler
Ravens 25, Browns 23
Kevin Patra
Ravens 30, Browns 22
Grant Gordon
Ravens 38, Browns 22
Eric Edholm
Ravens 28, Browns 20


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Vinnie Iyer
Ravens 30, Browns 20 “The Browns' run defense is in shambles and Myles Garrett is hurting again. Their linebacker and secondary play have been a major disappointment. That should work out well for Lamar Jackson and the Ravens' traditional running game. The Browns also have no real answers for Mark Andrews or downfield shot plays off play-action. Jacoby Brissett will be rattled with Nick Chubb contained again.”


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Pete Prisco
Ravens 33, Browns 19 “These two are off to slow starts, but the Ravens have lost three games they led by double-digits in the second half. That won't happen in this one. Lamar Jackson will have a big game against a Cleveland defense that is bad right now. This won't be close.”
Will Brinson
Ravens 31, Browns 28 “Lamar's last three games have been night and day compared to his first three, so it's fair to wonder about some kind of hampering injury affecting his play. If he and Andrews play, this could be a shootout — the Browns have the second-worst defense in the league, per Football Outsiders' DVOA metric. Baltimore is simply in the middle of the league, but 24th against the run, where Cleveland excels.”
Jared Dubin
Ryan Wilson
John Breech
Ravens 31, Browns 20
Dave Richard
Jamey Eisenberg


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Michael David Smith
Ravens 30, Browns 20 “The Ravens are struggling to finish games against teams they should beat, and I’m tempted to pick the upset, but I suspect Lamar Jackson will just have too much for the Browns’ weak defense.”
Mike Florio
Ravens 27, Browns 17 “Deshaun Watson can’t get reinstated soon enough.”
Chris Simms
Ravens 27, Browns 20 “Ravens’ offensive line and run game got it going. That’s not good for the Browns, who have a sh*t defensive line and linebackers. They’re the smallest defense in football, and they’re going to have issues stopping that. [And] Rashod Bateman’s back for the Ravens.”


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Albert Breer
Connor Orr
Gary Gramling
John Pluym
Mitch Goldich


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Matt Vederame
Ravens 28, Browns 22 “The Ravens could absolutely run away and hide from a struggling Browns team, but Baltimore has been brutal at holding and protecting big leads.”

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