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Ravens at Browns Official NFL Capsule

The Browns and Ravens will play at First Energy Stadium Sunday in the Browns home opener at 1pm. Here’s the official capsule from the NFL for Sunday’s game.



STREAKS 3 of past 4  
COACHES VS. OPP. John Harbaugh: 14-2 Hue Jackson: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 13-7 vs. Buffalo L 29-10 at Philadelphia
LAST GAME 11/30/15: Ravens 33 at Browns 27. Baltimore CB Will Hill returns blocked FG 64 yards for GW-TD as time expires. Ravens QB Matt Schaub passes for 232 yards & 2 TDs.
REFEREE John Hussey
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Carter Blackburn, Chris Simms. SIRIUS: 146 (BAL), 112 (CLE). XM: 384 (BAL), 226 CLE).


PASSING Joe Flacco: 23-34-258-67.6-1-0-99.9 Josh McCown (Pre.): 19-37-191 -0-1-55.1
RUSHING Justin Forsett: 10-41-4.1-0 Isaiah Crowell: 12-62-5.2-1
RECEIVING S. Smith: 5-19-3.8-0 Terrelle Pryor: 3-68-22.7-0
OFFENSE 308.0 288.0
DEFENSE 160.0 (1L) 403.0
SACKS Timmy Jernigan, Terrell Suggs: 1 Christian Kirksey, Carl Nassib (R): 1
PUNTING Sam Koch: 42.7 Britton Colquitt: 50.2
KICKING Justin Tucker: 7 (1/1 PAT; 2/2 FG) Patrick Murray: 4 (1/1 PAT; 1/1/ FG)


RAVENS: QB JOE FLACCO has won 13 of 15 career starts vs. Browns (6-1 at Cle.). In those 15, has completed 272 of 444 (61.3 pct.) for 3,237 yards with 19 TDs vs. 7 INTs for 91.2 rating. His 19 TDs vs. Cle. are his most vs. opp…RB JUSTIN FORSETT has 240 rush yards (120 per game) with TD in past 2 meetings…WR STEVE SMITH, SR. has 13,951 career rec. yards & needs 54 to pass HOFer JAMES LOFTON for 10th in NFL history. Smith & HOFer TIM BROWN are only 2 in NFL history with 900+ catches & TD via run, catch, PR & KR. In 2 games vs. Cle. with Bal., has 13 catches for 191 yards (95.5 per game). WR MIKE WALLACE had 66-yard TD last week, his 11th career 50+ yard rec. TD. WR KAMAR AIKEN had 6 catches for 80 yards & TD in last meeting…Rookie T RONNIE STANLEY made 1st career start last week…LB ELVIS DUMERVIL has 11.5 sacks in 10 career meetings, incl. 1.5 sacks in last game vs. Cle. LB TERRELL SUGGS has sack in 3 of past 4 meetings. Is franchise leader with 107.5 career sacks. S ERIC WEDDLE had 10 tackles & 0.5 sacks in last game vs. Cle. (10/4/15 with SD)…BROWNS: QB JOSH MC COWN has won 2 of 3 career starts vs. Bal. & has 4 pass TDs vs. 0 INTs…T JOE THOMAS is only OL in NFL history to be selected to Pro Bowl in each of 1st 9 seasons. Has started all 145 games in career…RB ISAIAH CROWELL has rushed for 260 yards (86.7 per game) & 2 TDs in past 3 at home. Had rush TD last week. RB DUKE JOHNSON, JR. has 11 catches in 2 games vs. Bal. Has catch in 15 consecutive games…TE GARY BARNIDGE had 15 catches for 230 yards (115 per game) & TD in 2 meetings last year. Rookie WR COREY COLEMAN (58 yards) & WR TERRELLE PRYOR (44 yards) each had 40+ yard catch last week…Since 2010, CBs TRAMON WILLIAMS (92) & JOE HADEN (91) are top 2 in NFL in PD. Williams had INT in last meeting. Haden has 13 PD & 2 INTs in 10 meetings. Rookie DE CARL NASSIB had 1st career sack last week.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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