Ravens vs. Browns
at M&T Bank Stadium, 8:20 p.m. NFL Network
The line: Ravens -12.5.
Last week: Ravens (2-1) beat the New England Patriots 31-30; Browns (0-3) lost 24-14 to the Buffalo Bills.
Last meeting: Ravens won 20-14 in a regular season game on Dec. 24.
Series: Ravens lead, 19-7. Cleveland last won in 2007.
Burning question: Will the Ravens stick with the quick-strike offense through the air or rely more on RB Ray Rice, who had 291 total rushing yards in two meetings a season ago?
Keys to victory on offense: Until the Browns can prove they have an answer for Rice, there's no reason to stop giving him work. He should get a season-high for carries, which should set the table for QB Joe Flacco to go vertical to stretch the field. No CB Joe Haden for Cleveland, who is serving a suspension for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs, should make it relatively easier.
Keys to victory on defense: Browns QB Brandon Weeden has been rattled by pressure. He has been sacked eight times and has thrown more interceptions (6) than touchdowns (3). Aside from occasional pressure that comes from NT Haloti Ngata, the Ravens haven't been able to generate it consistently from the linebackers or ends.
Special occasion: Former RB Jamal Lewis, the franchise's leading rusher with 7,801 yards, will be inducted into the Ravens' Ring of Honor.
Injury report: RAVENS -- Questionable: T Jah Reid (calf); Probable: LB Brendon Ayanbadejo (knee), CB Lardarius Webb (knee). BROWNS -- Out: LB James-Michael Johnson (ribs), Mohamed Massaquoi (hamstring), TE Alex Smith (head); Questionable: DB Ray Ventrone (hand); Probable: DB Sheldon Brown (chest); WR Joshua Cribbs (knee); OL Jason Pinkston (ankle); DL Frostee Rucker (wrist); RB Trent Richardson (knee); LS Christian Yount (shoulder).
Prediction: Ravens 38-10.