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October 28, 2008

Week 9 Tidbits: Ravens @ Cleveland


BALTIMORE RAVENS (4-3) @ CLEVELAND BROWNS (3-4)

RAVENS
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In 2 consecutive wins, rookie QB JOE FLACCO (1st round, No. 18) has completed 29 of 47 passes (61.7 pct.) for 372 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 100.7 passer rating…RB WILLIS McGAHEE has 100 or more yards in 3 of past 4 against Cle. & averages 93.8 rush yards per game vs. Cle. McGahee aims for 3rd consecutive game with TD vs. Cle. Rookie RB RAY RICE (2nd round, No. 55) totaled 101 yards last week (64 rushing, 37 receiving)…Since ’03, WR DERRICK MASON ranks 3rd in NFL with 482 receptions (TORRY HOLT, 525; CHAD JOHNSON, 494)…WR DEMETRIUS WILLIAMS posted 1st TD of season last week on 70-yard rec.…Ravens have not allowed RB to gain 100+ rush yards in 26 games (longest current streak in NFL)…LB RAY LEWIS has 6 career sacks against Browns (most vs. any opponent)…LB TERRELL SUGGS has 11 career sacks against Cle. (most vs. any team) & aims for 3rd in row with sack…Since ’02, S ED REED leads NFL with 35 INTs. Reed has 7 INTs against Browns (most vs. any opponent) & has INT in 2 of past 3 vs. Cle…

BROWNS
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Club has won 2 of past 3 at home vs. AFC North…Club is 6-0 under head coach ROMEO CRENNEL when scoring 30+ points…In past 3 career starts at home against division, QB DEREK ANDERSON has completed 48 of 83 passes (57.8 pct.) for 698 yards with 7 TDs vs. 4 INTs & 93.3 passer rating. Team is 5-0 when Anderson has 100+ passer rating…Browns are 5-0 when RB JAMAL LEWIS has 25+ carries. Lewis is averaging 82 rushing yards per game in past 4 with 3 TDs. Lewis averages 70.6 yards per game against Ravens for career…In 2 career meetings at home against Bal., WR BRAYLON EDWARDS averages 106.5 receiving yards per game with 2 TDs. WR DONTE’ STALLWORTH recorded 1st TD reception as Brown last week. Stallworth averages 20.8 yards per catch against Bal. (6 receptions, 125 yards)…TE STEVE HEIDEN led team with 73 receiving yards on 3 rec. last week...Rookie LB ALEX HALL (7th round, No. 231) leads AFC rookies with 3 sacks & aims for 2nd game in row with sack vs. Bal.

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