The Cleveland Browns travel to take on the Baltimore Ravens today. The odds makers are only favoring the Ravens by 6-1/2 points. They must not have watched the game film to see how Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden struggles when he is faced with pressure.
To only favor the Ravens by less than a touchdown gives Weeden far more respect than he deserves. You can bet the Ravens and John Harbaugh have watched the film. They know that if they can bring the pressure to Brandon Weeden they will force him to make some mistakes today.
The Browns offensive line has to try and do a better job of protecting their quarterback. On the other hand Weeden has to be able to make quicker decisions, he can’t try to hold the ball too long otherwise there is on way in hell the O-line can provide enough protection.
The Browns quarterback hasn’t proven he is capable of beating the Ravens this season. Flacco has never lost a game to the Browns and he is 10-0 over Cleveland. Maybe the odds makers are thinking the Browns defense is going to make the difference in the game.
Cleveland looks great stopping the run and if they can take that away from the Ravens, then they are going to have to stop the pass which looks like a weak spot for the Cleveland Defense.
Either way I don’t think 6-1/2 points doesn’t seem like a lot for the Cleveland Browns to take on the world champion Baltimore Ravens, especially with Weeden in the backfield.
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