Will the Ravens finally have a breakout game on the ground?
That won't be easy to do against the Browns. In spite of any issues that Cleveland may have on offense, its defense is one of the best in the AFC and one of the best in the NFL against the run. Phil Taylor is a talented young player at nose tackle. Defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin is a force versus the run. Inside linebacker D'Qwell Jackson is one of the leading tacklers in the league. Outside linebackers Paul Kruger and Jabaal Sheard have both graded out well versus the run, according to Pro Football Focus. And the Browns also have strong safety T.J. Ward, a physical player who is one of the best safeties in the NFL in the run game. Cleveland limited Ravens running backs Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce to just 93 yards on 32 carries in Week 2. And for the year, the Browns are allowing just 3.7 yards per carry, which is tied for the sixth-fewest in the NFL. However, working in Baltimore's favor is that this appears to be as collectively healthy as Rice and Pierce have been since the first game.