For John Harbaugh’s entire tenure in Baltimore, the Cleveland Browns have been the closest thing to an automatic victory on the Ravens’ schedule.
Every year, we hear how feisty the Browns have become, how they cannot be overlooked. And it’s true the teams have played their share of one-score games. But in 20 meetings with the team he rooted for as a child, Harbaugh has won 18.
So it’s fair to feel your skepticism welling when the Ravens say this year’s Browns are different. Just know that in 2018, it might finally be the truth.
“They’ve transformed the team over the last couple years,” Harbaugh said. “And they’re playing very well.”
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