The Browns next game is Monday, November 30th, and when they take the field against the Baltimore Ravens, they will take on a team that looks very little like the Ravens.
Sunday in a 16-13 ugly home win over the Rams to put the Raves at 3-7 on the year, Baltimore suffered two huge injuries on their offense that will give them a totally different look entering the Monday night game.
First, the team lost running back Justin Forsett with a broken right arm. Forsett broke the arm on a tackle made by Aaron Donald. Coach John Harbaugh announced after the game that Forsett is lost for the season.
On the season Forsett rushed for 615 yards, two scores and was rushing for 4.5 yards per carry.
While that’s a big injury, that wasn’t the biggest, as the team also lost starting QB Joe Flacco to a torn ACL, and he’s also done for the season.
Flacco was one of the most durable QB’s in the NFL, as he had started 122 straight games, a streak that will end against the Browns next Monday night.
“We’ve got to step up and rally for him, just like he’s done for so many other guys,” head coach John Harbaugh said after the win.
The injury to Flacco took place on the game winning drive when a Rams defender rolled into him.
The quarterback spot for the Ravens will be manned by vet Matt Schaub, who was with the Raiders last season and is best known for his time with the Texans.
In seven seasons Schaub is a lifetime 46-44 as a starter.