Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns Preview and Predictions 12-22-2019

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The Baltimore Ravens topped the NFL with 12 players named to the AFC Pro Bowl roster, though the individual success is not the focus of the team at the moment. The Ravens can clinch the No. 1 seed in the AFC when they visit the Cleveland Browns on Sunday in a Week 16 revenge game.

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Baltimore is blowing past opponents during its 10-game winning streak but suffered its last loss in Week 4 with a 40-25 home setback to the Browns. "Any loss would annoy me, bother me, it definitely did," Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson told reporters of the Week 4 setback. "That was the last loss we had. We definitely want to come and get a victory. We know they want to sweep us. We're the Ravens. We're having so much success this year. That's what everybody wants to do. Beat us." The Browns are still mathematically alive in the wild-card race but need to win the final two games and have plenty of other things go their way in order to end a playoff drought that stretches back to the 2002 season. "We have to have a lot of help, but we are playing to get better, Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield told reporters. "We have to. We are playing to finish this thing out the right way and the way the people that have worked so long for this season. It has been a long grueling season, but people around here deserve for us to finish the right way."

TV: 1 p.m. ET, CBS. LINE: Ravens -10 O/U: 48

ABOUT THE RAVENS (12-2): Baltimore is one game ahead of the New England Patriots in the AFC and owns the head-to-head tiebreaker, due in large part to the success of Jackson. The second-year starter earned the most fan votes for the Pro Bowl and is the frontrunner for NFL MVP after coming off a performance in Week 15 in which he threw five touchdown passes and broke the single-season NFL rushing record for a quarterback in a 42-21 demolition of the New York Jets. "That's pretty cool. Huge accomplishment," Jackson, who owns 33 passing TDs and six interceptions on the season, told reporters after the Pro Bowl announcements were made. "But that's a team award at the end of the day because you can't get individualized with your team working so hard and having so much success. And we had a great group of numbers of guys in the Pro Bowl. It's amazing."

ABOUT THE BROWNS (6-8): Running back Nick Chubb was one of two Cleveland players - along with wide receiver Jarvis Landry - to be named to the AFC Pro Bowl roster in large part because of what he did in Week 4 against Baltimore. The second-year back gashed the Ravens for a season-high 165 yards and three touchdowns on the ground and added three receptions. "I think for the most part, our team we came ready to play and guys just played their tails off every snap," Chubb told reporters of the Week 4 win. "We were very physical, and we played hard for each other. That is what I saw when I watched that film."


1. Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. responded to reports that he wanted to be trade by telling reporters this week, "I am not going anywhere. I will be here."

2. Baltimore FB Patrick Ricard, RB Mark Ingram, TE Mark Andrews, OT Ronnie Stanley, OG Marshal Yanda, CBs Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters, S Earl Thomas, LS Morgan Cox, LB Matthew Judon and K Justin Tucker joined Jackson on the Pro Bowl roster.

3. Cleveland took two of the last three meetings, including a 12-9 overtime home win last season.

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Last Injuries

Cleveland Browns

  • Ricky Seals-Jones

    Ques Sun | questionable

    Seals-Jones has missed the previous three games due to a right leg injury, and it is undetermined if he will return Sunday versus the Patriots.

  • Denzel Ward

    Ques Sun | questionable

    Ward left the last game after aggravating a groin injury, and it is undermined if he will play Sunday versus the Cowboys.

  • Olivier Vernon

    Ques Sun | questionable

    Veronon has been held out of the previous two games with an abdominal injury, and it is uncertain if he will return to the fold Sunday versus the Cowboys.

  • Greedy Williams

    Ques Sun | questionable

    Williams has missed the past three games due to a shoulder injury, and it is unclear if he will return Sunday against the Cowboys.

  • Jojo Natson

    I-R | I-R

    Natson is on the injured reserve list due to a torn ACL in his knee.

  • Jacob Phillips

    Ques Sun | questionable

    Phillips has sat out the last two games due to a knee injury, and it is unknown if he will draw back into the lineup against the Cowboys on Sunday.

  • Kareem Hunt

    Ques Sun | questionable

    Hunt is dealing with a groin injury, and it has yet to be established if he will take the field against the Cowboys on Sunday.

  • Tae Davis

    Ques Sun | questionable

    Davis exited previous game due to an elbow injury, and it remains to be seen if he will take the field Sunday versus the Cowboys.

Baltimore Ravens

  • Chris Moore

    Ques Sun | questionable

    Moore has missed the past three games due to a broken finger, and it is uncertain if he will return versus the Washington Football Team on Sunday.

  • Justin Madubuike

    Ques Sun | questionable

    Madubuike has sat out the previous three games with a knee injury. It is unknown if he will return to the fold Sunday versus the Washington Football Team.

  • Justice Hill

    Ques Sun | questionable

    Hill has been held out the last three games with a thigh injury, and it is unclear if he will make his season debut against the Washington Football team on Sunday.

  • Anthony Levine Sr.

    Prob Mon | probable

    Levine Sr. has an abdominal injury, but he is likely to play against the Chiefs on Monday.

  • D.J. Fluker

    Prob Mon | probable

    Fluker is saddled with a shoulder injury, but he is projected to be in Monday's lineup versus the Chiefs.

  • Ronnie Stanley

    Prob Mon | probable

    Stanley left the previous game with an ankle injury, but he is expected to take part in Monday's battle against the Chiefs.

  • Tavon Young

    I-R | I-R

    Young has been added to the injured reserve list due to a torn ACL in his left knee.

  • Ronnie Stanley

    Prob Sun | probable

    Stanley left the last game with a hip injury, but it is unlikely to affect his status for Sunday's clash against the Texans.