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NFL News: Key strategies for Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns showdown

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There are several things that Baltimore Ravens can do to be on top of the game as they face off Cleveland Browns in the Ravens versus Browns fixture.

Ravens most importantly must pressurize the quarterback of the Browns Rookie Cody Kessler. The team has long-term hopes for the rookie and Ravens must capitalize in on his inexperience. He has been unable to win a single game since he took a position but has shown efficiency at his position. Ravens just have to put Kessler out of his comfort zone and make him crack under pressure of prime-time.

The Browns are famed for their ability to put up points fast. So it is essential to stop the big-play receivers, Corey Coleman and Terrelle Pryor.

The Ravens also need to put up a good show as far as their offense is concerned which has been starkly underperforming throughout the season. Ravens have the edge with 325.1 yards each game offense ranked while Cleveland has allowed 421.7 yards per game in their defense ranking 31 in the NFL. According to baltimoreravens.com, coach John Harbaugh earlier said “we’re making progress in many areas,”  but only the results will tell.

Joe Haden who is the browns cornerback has a considerable reputation as someone tough to defeat and he has lived up to his reputation earlier in the season. Haden is particularly fascinated by Flacco and has picked him off four times during the course of his career. Flacco just might throw away from the direction in which Haden in headed.

The first game for the Ravens in prime-time is going to feel like a pressure cooker for the Ravens and their players have to lift their game for to the occasion while maintaining their composure in the Ravens versus Browns showdown.

Also, according to latest updates by baltimoresun.com the Ravens versus Browns game will be made even more interesting with Vladimir Ducasse taking the place of Marshal Yanda.

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