3. Will the passing game get into sync?

Quarterback Joe Flacco traditionally thrives against the Browns, passing for 2,037 yards, 12 touchdowns and five interceptions in 10 undefeated starts for a 92.5 passer rating. The win total ties Flacco with John Elway's 10 against the New England Patriots for the most by a starting quarterback against an opponent without a loss since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. To succeed against the Browns, Flacco will need sufficient time. The offensive line has to slow down pass rushers Paul Kruger, Desmond Bryant and Jabaal Sheard. And his receivers, especially tight ends Dallas Clark and Ed Dickson, need to do a much better job of catching the football and running after the catch than they did against the Broncos.
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