Three things that could go wrong for Ravens vs. Browns

  • Browns running back Peyton Hillis rushed for 144 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries against the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on Sept. 26.
Browns running back Peyton Hillis rushed for 144 yards and a… (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore…)
December 23, 2010|By Jamison Hensley, The Baltimore Sun

1. Peyton Hillis delivers successful encore. The Browns running back gouged the Ravens for 144 yards rushing three months ago. The Ravens have the No. 5 run defense in the NFL, but they've been up-and-down all season.

2. Cleveland jumps off to a fast start. When the Browns delivered their two biggest upsets of the season — New Orleans and New England — they led 10-0 after the first quarter each time. Teams have scored only 26 first-quarter points against the Browns all season.

3. Browns pick off Joe Flacco. Cleveland is tied for fifth in the NFL with 18 interceptions. In their last three victories, the Browns have picked off eight passes.

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