WHEN: 1 p.m., today
RECORDS: RAVENS (4-3); Browns (2-6)
SERIES: Ravens lead, 20-7.
BROWNS ON OFFENSE: It's been a steady growth process for rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden. His completion percentage is low (55.2), but the Browns unofficially lead the NFL in dropped passes. Since throwing four interceptions in the season opener, Weeden has thrown six interceptions compared to nine touchdown passes. Rookie running back Trent Richardson has 470 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 127 carries. He appears to be fine after dealing with a rib injury a couple of week ago. He rushed for 122 yards last week against the Chargers. Rookie receiver Josh Gordon averages 22.3 yards per reception. The line has allowed only one sack in the last three games and 10 for the season.
RAVENS ON OFFENSE: Quarterback Joe Flacco likes to think he's among the best in the NFL, but he's yet to prove his case. He's completing just 59.5 percent of his passes for 1,837 yards, nine touchdowns and six interceptions. Running back Ray Rice makes the offense go. He has 524 yards and five touchdowns on 106 carries. The Browns limited him to 49 yards in the first game between the teams this season. Receiver Anquan Boldin is a big target that has given the Browns fits in the past. Torrey Smith had a huge first game against the Browns, catching six passes for 97 yards.
BROWNS ON DEFENSE: Opponents are averaging 131 rushing yards a game. Coach Pat Shurmur needs better production from the linebackers. It would also help to get tackles Ahtyba Rubin and Phil Taylor on the field at the same time. Taylor hasn't played yet because of a torn pectoral, but that could change today. The pass rush hasn't been great of late and has 19 sacks for the season. The secondary is playing relatively well. Cornerback Buster Skrine, who had a deflection to seal the win over the Chargers, leads in tackles with 53.
RAVENS ON DEFENSE: Injuries have taken a huge toll. Middle linebacker Ray Lewis could be done for the season with a torn triceps. A bigger loss is cornerback Ladarius Webb, who tore knee ligaments. Safety Ed Reed is also nursing an injury. Linebacker Terrell Suggs returned from a torn Achilles' tendon two weeks ago, which was a bonus. Lewis still tops the tackle chart with 57. Jimmy Smith replaces Webb. Here's something you never see the Ravens are allowing 400 yards per game (28th in the NFL) and 142.9 rushing yards (30th).
BROWNS ON SPECIAL TEAMS: Kicker Phil Dawson is still perfect on field-goal tries (12-of-12). Punter Reggie Hodges is hoping for good weather after struggling in poor conditions against the Chargers. Return specialist Joshua Cribbs has sparkling averages of 30.3 yards on kicks and 13.1 on punts.
RAVENS ON SPECIAL TEAMS: Rookie kicker Justin Tucker has made 14 of 15 field-goal attempts. Punter Sam Koch has a 39.7 net average. Jacoby Jones is averaging 25.9 yards on kick returns and 9.0 yards on punt returns.
BROWNS MUST: Get Richardson untracked on the ground. Anything to keep the Ravens from blitzing Weeden and forcing turnovers. Keeping Rice from breaking out is obvious.
RAVENS MUST: Get more than 49 yards from Rice. They don't want to depend too much on Flacco. Richardson was held to 47 yards in the first game. The Ravens would gladly take that defensive effort again.
PREDICTION: Browns, 17-13.