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Sun staff predictions: Ravens vs. Browns

Baltimore RavensCleveland BrownsFootballBrandon WeedenTrent RichardsonJohn Harbaugh

Kevin Cowherd

Ravens 27, Browns 6

Facing their second nationally televised game in four days, the Ravens are tired and sore. But when is a team ever too tired and sore to beat the Browns? John Harbaugh talked up the winless Brownies like they were Lombardi's Packers, but the Ravens' no-huddle offense should feast on the banged-up Cleveland 'D.'

Edward Lee

Ravens 34, Browns 17

After that emotional win against the New England Patriots on Sunday night and a short week, this game screams "Letdown." But the Ravens will cruise to their ninth straight victory in this series.

Mike Preston

Ravens 28, Browns 17

The Ravens are coming off two straight physical games against quality opponents and the Cleveland Browns, one of the worst teams in the league, only had a few days to prepare for this game. This one could be ugly, folks.

Peter Schmuck

Ravens 31, Browns 13

Ravens will need some time to get their adrenaline pumped back up after the Pats victory, but the Browns are going on the road on four days rest, so this should not be a big challenge.

Matt Vensel

Ravens 27, Browns 10

The Ravens will face a little resistance from a solid Cleveland defense, but the Ravens have too many weapons for the Browns to deal with. Defensively, they will making things difficult for rookies Brandon Weeden and Trent Richardson. And it doesn't hurt that they are the home team on a short week.

Aaron Wilson

Ravens 24, Browns 13

Veteran-laden Ravens defense schools the Browns' rookie backfield of Brandon Weeden, Trent Richardson. Joe Flacco exploits defense missing suspended top cornerback Joe Haden.

Jeff Zrebiec

Ravens 26, Browns 13

I don't think this is going to be as much of a cakewalk as some people do, but the Ravens have won 12 straight at M&T Bank Stadium and nine straight against AFC North foes. Neither streak will end Thursday as the much-scrutinized Ravens defense gets some of its swagger back against a rookie quarterback.

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