The Baltimore Ravens are in Cleveland to face off against the Browns on Monday Night Football. A primetime game without any primetime worthy players as both teams are injured deeply and way out of the playoff hunt. There's not a lot of good on both the Cleveland Browns and the Baltimore Ravens, but Pro Football Focus teams up with us every week to get you the grades and the notes on important players you'll be seeing in primetime.
I have updated the format of this preview again to provide even more detail to you guys than ever before. Players are broken down by position groups with their last 4 snap counts listed. Their Raw Score is what I've graded them, from 1-5, based on their PFF grading over those last 4 games. I then weighted those Raw Scores based on each player's projected snap counts, to better approximate the roster depth each team will be fielding on Monday. Players are color coded according to their Raw Scores.
You'll see that the Ravens defense stepped up their play significantly, while the offense has some elite company in Kyle Juszczyk, Nick Boyle, and Marshal Yanda.
The cornerback situation is still very dire as Jimmy Smith still continues to rate negatively, as does Lardarius Webb. New acquisition Shareece Wright is doing well, ranking just outside the top-20 corners over the last month. Meanwhile, James Hurst starting for the injured Eugene Monroe at left tackle is picking up his game, even if he is still pretty bad still. Center John Urschel looks like he might be able to take over permanently for Jeremy Zuttah with a few more starts and a little more confidence.