The Cleveland Browns hope to rebound from a terrible offensive showing as they battle the Baltimore Ravens on the road in Week 2. Will the coaching staff come up with a better scheme to improve the pass protection for Brandon Weeden, or will the Ravens' ten days off be too much to handle? Here are some nuggets about today's game, as well as how you can watch or listen to the game.
Game Time/Date: Sunday, September 15th, 2013 at 1:00 PM EST
Location: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD
TV: CBS - Marv Albert (play-by-play) and Rich Gannon (analyst)
Local Radio: 92.3 The Fan (WKRK-FM), ESPN 850 WKNR, WNCX (98.5 FM)
Weather: Sunny, 77 degrees, wind SSW 6 mph, 0 percent chance of precipitation.
Odds: Ravens by 7 points.
Per 506sports.com, the areas in purple on the map below will get to see the Browns vs. Ravens game live on CBS at 1:00 PM EST:
- Browns LB Paul Kruger was a second-round pick by the Ravens in 2009, and won a Super Bowl with them last year. He has vowed to have a big game against his former team. K Billy Cundiff will also be facing the team that let him go last season, but he left on bad terms after missing a kick in the AFC Championship game. RB Bobby Rainey will return kickoffs against the Ravens; he had an impressive preseason with Baltimore, but Cleveland snatched him up off waivers.
- Former members of the Browns who now play for the Ravens include OL Oniel Cousins, a third-round pick by the Ravens in 2008 who played three seasons in Baltimore (2008-10); DL Ishmaa’ily Kitchen, an undrafted free-agent signeeof the Ravens in 2012; and WR Tori Gurley, who spent part of this past offseason with Baltimore.
- DE Desmond Bryant is looking for a sack in his sixth consecutive game, dating back to last season with the Raiders. If he registers two sacks this week, he would become the first Browns player with back-to-back multiple sack games since Jamir Miller did it back in 2001.
- This could be a a record-breaking week for TE Jordan Cameron. He is looking to become the first player on the Browns to record back-to-back 100-yard receiving games since Braylon Edwards did it in 2006 (110 at Cincinnati on Sept. 17 and 116 yards against Baltimore on Sept. 24). He could also join Milt Morin as the only tight ends in Browns history to register back-to-back 100-yard receiving games. Morin accomplished the feat in 1968 (103 at Pittsburgh on Nov. 17 and 108 vs. Philadelphia on Nov. 24).
- The last time these two teams met was on November 4, 2012 in Cleveland. The Browns lost by a score of 25-15. After going down 14-0 in the first quarter, Cleveland rallied back with five Phil Dawson field goals over the next three quarters, taking a 15-14 lead half-way through the fourth quarter. Joe Flacco rallied the Ravens back, though, as Brandon Weeden couldn't muster a touchdown for the Browns' offense, despite 105 yards rushing on 25 carries by Trent Richardson.
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