In a matchup between AFC North rivals, the Cleveland Browns are hosting the Baltimore Ravens at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, OH, on December 12, 2021.
- Cleveland Browns vs Baltimore Ravens
- NFL – Regular season
- Date – 12/12/2021
- Starting time – 1 PM ET
- Venue: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, OH
Cleveland Browns Stats & Form
After a bye week, the Cleveland Browns are back at FirstEnergy Stadium to host the division rival Baltimore Ravens to whom they lost their last game.
The Browns are on the bottom of the AFC North with a 6-6 record which is only two wins shy of the leading Ravens.
Two weeks ago, the Browns lost 16-10 in Baltimore.
Ravens quarterback, Lamar Jackson threw a career-high four interceptions but the Browns couldn’t take advantage of that.
Myles Garrett caught Jackson early in the game for his league-leading 14th sack, tying the Browns’ single-season record set by Reggie Camp in 1984.
Cleveland never could get its running game, which entered ranked No. 1 in the league, going against the Baltimore defensive front. Nick Chubb managed only 16 yards on eight carries, and Kareem Hunt had 20 yards on seven attempts. The Browns were held to a season-low 40 yards rushing.
The Browns haven’t scored more than 17 points in six of the past seven games.
Cleveland Browns News
The Browns are expected to make a personnel change on the offensive line against the Ravens with rookie James Hudson replacing Blake Hance at right tackle. Starting rookie CB Greg Newsome II will miss the game after suffering a concussion on the last play of practice on Friday. The Browns will also be without starting TE David Njoku, LB Anthony Walker Jr. and P Jamie Gillan due to positive Covis-19 tests this week.
Baltimore Ravens Stats & Form
The Baltimore Ravens are on top of the AFC North Division with an 8-4 record but are going to Cleveland with a bitter taste in their mouth after a 20-19 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers last week.
Lamar Jackson led Baltimore to a touchdown with 12 seconds to play, but his throw on the 2-point conversion was too far in front of tight end Mark Andrews which cost the Ravens their fourth loss of the season.
Jackson overcame a false start and a sack during the Ravens’ eight-play, 60-yard scoring drive. Jackson also converted a pair of third downs, including a third-and-14 and a third-and-5, which resulted in a 6-yard touchdown grab by Sammy Watkins.
The Ravens held a massive edge through three quarters in total yards and time of possession, which included a 10-minute, 99-yard scoring drive, but they only had a 10-3 lead to show for it.
Baltimore has been held under 20 points in five of its last six games, going 3-3 in that span after a 5-1 start.
Baltimore ranks No. 1 in the NFL in time of possession at 34:15 per game.
Baltimore Ravens News
Baltimore was hit by another significant injury when CB Marlon Humphrey went down with a season-ending pectoral injury. That was another blow for a team that has faced adversity ever since RBs J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards and CB Marcus Peters were lost to season-ending injuries during the preseason.
Cleveland Browns vs Baltimore Ravens Head-to-Head Stats
Ravens coach John Harbaugh is 23-4 against Cleveland, including 11-2 at FirstEnergy Stadium. Baltimore has won four straight and 11 of the last 14 against Cleveland since 2014. Five of their last six games have seen at least 44 points.
Cleveland Browns vs Baltimore Ravens Betting Odds
The Cleveland Browns are slight favorites entering the game with -158 odds to win while the Ravens are at 127.
The total point margin is set at 42.5 with both ways at -111.
Despite the odds, the Baltimore Ravens are clear favorites in this game. They defeated the Browns two weeks ago despite one of the worst career games by Lamar Jackson. Ravens quarterback will definitely have a much better performance on Sunday night which means that the Ravens will go over the Browns once again. The tradition is also in favor of the visitors, so placing a bet on 127 odds for the Ravens is a great deal.