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The buildup to the game has focused on the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000161" title="Baltimore Ravens" href="/topic/sports/football/baltimore-ravens-ORSPT000161.topic">Ravens</a>’ road struggles and rightly so. They are 2-3 on the road this season with those three losses coming to teams who are a combined 13-20. However, despite some tough games, they have repeatedly gotten the better of the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000038" title="Cleveland Browns" href="/topic/sports/football/cleveland-browns-ORSPT000038.topic">Browns</a>. They have won six consecutive games against the Browns, including three straight in Cleveland. During that streak, the Browns have scored more than 10 points against the Ravens just twice in the six games. Since 2008, the Ravens are surrendering just 13.8 points per game against <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000000252" title="AFC North" href="/topic/sports/football/afc-north-ORSPT000000252.topic">AFC North</a> foes, the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000007" title="NFL" href="/topic/sports/football/nfl-ORSPT000007.topic">NFL</a>’s best average in inter-division contests. The Ravens have also won five straight AFC North games, and seven of their last eight. Another win would get them to 9-3 for just the second time in team history. Of the Browns’ seven losses, five of them were by 10 points or fewer. Their last two defeats were by one and three points respectively. They are winless in two games against division foes and 3-3 at Cleveland Browns Stadium this season.<br>
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EDGE: RAVENS

( Gene Sweeney Jr., MCT / December 26, 2010 )

The buildup to the game has focused on the Ravens’ road struggles and rightly so. They are 2-3 on the road this season with those three losses coming to teams who are a combined 13-20. However, despite some tough games, they have repeatedly gotten the better of the Browns. They have won six consecutive games against the Browns, including three straight in Cleveland. During that streak, the Browns have scored more than 10 points against the Ravens just twice in the six games. Since 2008, the Ravens are surrendering just 13.8 points per game against AFC North foes, the NFL’s best average in inter-division contests. The Ravens have also won five straight AFC North games, and seven of their last eight. Another win would get them to 9-3 for just the second time in team history. Of the Browns’ seven losses, five of them were by 10 points or fewer. Their last two defeats were by one and three points respectively. They are winless in two games against division foes and 3-3 at Cleveland Browns Stadium this season.

EDGE: RAVENS

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