Thursday Night NFL Football Preview: Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens

by Cletus P. Stillwater, Jr. on September 27, 2012

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Some of you are thinking the Baltimore Ravens are a lock for the Thursday Night Football Match up tonight. Think again. This has been the most unpredictable year in the history of the NFL. Let us put this in perspective. The Cleveland Browns are 0 – 3, so are the New Orleans Saints.

Want more evidence that 2012 is the bizzaro year of NFL Football? The New England Patriots are sharing the bottom of the AFC East with the Miami Dolphins. Not bizarre enough for you? The Green Bay Packers are room-mating with the Detroit Lions in the basement of the NFC North.  

Oh yes let me not forget to mention Kevin Kolb’s Arizona Cardinals are undefeated. This year’s games have been so screwed up they have made their way from typical sports shows to mainstream network news.

Like the masses, I would love to pick the Baltimore Ravens to win this game. Baltimore is relatively healthy and the offense is really starting to click. Joe Flacco out-gunned Tom Brady on Sunday Night. Still not bizarre enough for you?  Maybe with the NFL Referees back tonight we will slowly return to normalcy.

This game comes down to rookie QB Brandon Weeden vs. INT King Ed Reed. This is a huge mismatch or a match-up.  Add to the Browns conundrum they are playing at M&T Bank Stadium Baltimore, Md. We learned during the Sunday Night week 3 game against the New England Patriots, M&T Bank Stadium is the loudest and most foul-mouthed stadium in the national football league.

Still, with all of the bizarre happenings in the NFL, I am going to side with the Vegas odds and proclaim the Ravens win by at least 13. Like every premier game this year, this could still be an interesting game to watch.

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