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Ravens-Browns Capsule

BALTIMORE (3-7) at CLEVELAND (2-8)

Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

OPENING LINE — Browns by 1

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Ravens 2-7-1, Browns 4-6

SERIES RECORD — Ravens lead 24-9

LAST MEETING — Browns beat Ravens 33-30, OT, Oct. 11

LAST WEEK — Ravens beat Rams 16-13; Browns had bye, lost to Steelers 30-9 on Nov. 15

AP PRO32 RANKING — Ravens No. 28, Browns No. 32.

RAVENS OFFENSE — OVERALL (11), RUSH (22), PASS (7).

RAVENS DEFENSE — OVERALL (18), RUSH (12), PASS (24).

BROWNS OFFENSE — OVERALL (27), RUSH (31), PASS (12).

BROWNS DEFENSE — OVERALL (30), RUSH (32), PASS (26).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Prime-time matchup lost luster with injury to Ravens QB Joe Flacco and benching of Browns QB Johnny Manziel. … Ravens come into Cleveland with clipped wings as Flacco (knee) and RB Justin Forsett (broken arm) sustained season-ending injuries last week. … Backup QB Matt Schaub will make first start for Ravens, who have had bizarre season loaded with injuries and close losses. … Ravens also missing WR Steve Smith, LB Terrell Suggs and WR Breshad Perriman. … Ravens have 15 players on injured reserve. … All 10 Ravens games have been decided by less than nine points. Baltimore’s seven losses have been by 32 total points. … Ravens coach John Harbaugh is 13-2 vs. Browns. … Ravens are 24-10 in November under Harbaugh. … Browns coach Mike Pettine demoted Manziel from starter to third string for his off-field antics during team’s bye week. … QB Josh McCown returns to starting lineup for first time since Nov. 1. He missed last two games with rib injury. … McCown passed for franchise-record 457 yards in Oct. 11 win over Baltimore. … McCown leads league with 137.3 rating on third downs. … Browns haven’t played on Monday night since 16-0 loss to Ravens in 2009. … K Travis Coons has made all 16 field-goal tries, longest streak to start career in team history. … With win, Browns would sweep Ravens for first time since 2007. … Browns played Jets in first Monday night game in 1970 and are 15-14 all-time. … Fantasy Tip: Browns TE Gary Barnidge leads team with seven TD receptions. He had eight catches for career-high 139 yards when teams met last month.

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