Outlook Likely To Not Get Better For Browns When They Play Ravens In Week 2
The Cleveland Browns had a very rough week one losing 23-10 against the Miami Dolphins. Things are likely to get much worse for week two as they play the Baltimore Ravens who also had an ugly start to the season.
Cleveland QB Brandon Weeden had a very rough game completing just 49.1 percent of his passes for 289 yards, 1 touchdown, and three interceptions. About the only person to have a good offensive performance for the Browns was third year tight end Jordan Cameron who had 9 catches for 108 yards and a touchdown. Second year runningback Trent Richardson hardly went noticed with 13 rushes for 47 yards and 2 catches for 30 yards.
The Browns have some what of a defense with Paul Kruger and Desmond Bryant both able to get to the passer as Kruger had a sack and Bryant two in the season opener. However they need their offense to help out the defense more and not put them in terrible situations with turnovers, most notably interceptions.
The Baltimore Ravens had one of the worst starts to the season with exception to few teams notably the Jaguars and Browns. They were absolutely lit up 49-27 by Broncos QB Peyton Manning who threw a record tying 7 touchdowns.
QB Joe Flacco threw only 54.8 percent completion rate going 34 out of 62 attempts for 362 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. Like most teams in week one the Ravens had trouble moving the ball on the ground with Ray Rice rushing 12 times for 36 yards and Bernard Pierce 9 times for 22 yards.
The reason I believe the outlook will get much worse rather than better for the Browns in week two against the Ravens is the fact Baltimore will come out trying to make week one look like a fluke. Baltimore will come out trying to embarrass the Browns a team they should easily beat on any given week. Take the Ravens at -6.5 as they should win this one by a comfortable margin against the Cleveland Browns who are vastly underpowered on offense.
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