BALTIMORE - NOVEMBER 24: Terrell Suggs #55 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates a play against the San Francisco 49ers at M&T Bank Stadium on November 24. 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
The Baltimore Ravens have a nasty habit of dropping easy game after big wins. Will that happen this week against the Browns?
Insert comment about the Browns becoming the Ravens, Art Modell, etc. here. If only the Cleveland Browns were just a little more competitive this AFC North battle might be a little more exciting. Then again, you never know. Baltimore has had some inexplicable losses this season, including to the Seahawks and the Jaguars.
Peter King foresees a Ravens' win, by a pretty substantial margin.
Funny to call this a must-win, but the consequences of losing are pretty plain. A loss means the Ravens risk playing on the road in the playoffs again. A win keeps them in the driver's seat for a bye and a home divisional game at least.
The hi-fivers over on ESPN's panel all pick the Ravens to win this one as well. Also favoring the Ravens is Pete Prisco at CBS, but he predicts a closer game. The Ravens get it now; they'll win this game. However, if it they don't, they still have a shot at the playoffs.