After a controversial finish to a Sunday night battle between the Patriots and Ravens that left many New England players irate, Baltimore was able to escape with a win and stay atop the AFC North standings. The same cannot be said for the Browns, though, who lost their third game of the season and are still without a win in 2012.
Not that they haven't been close, though, as the 10-point victory by the Bills is the widest margin of defeat the Browns have seen this season. However, to get a win in Baltimore would still be a huge upset for a team that is led by rookie quarterback, Brandon Weeden, as they are 14-point underdogs on some sportsbooks.
In his NFL debut, Weeden threw four interceptions and added two more on Sunday against the Bills. When he faces a Ravens defense that has a propensity to take the ball from the offense on Thursday, ball security will be a must.
The Ravens must receive a similarly safe performance from Joe Flacco if they hope to take care of business on a national stage and improve to 3-1. Primetime hasn't been Flacco's best friend, though, as he has struggled in it historically and was the leader a laughable offense in a loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday Night Football in 2011.
However, with wins already on Monday and Sunday nights, Flacco can make it a trifecta on Thursday and continue to silence his doubters against a defense that ranks No. 25 in the NFL through three weeks.
Game Date/Time: 8:20 p.m. ET, Thursday
Location: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Md.
National: NFL Network
TV Distribution Map: The506.com
Browns: WMMS/WTAM | Sirius: 92
Ravens: 98 Rock | WBAL-1090 AM