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Ravens vs. Browns: 5 keys to victory

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NFL: Baltimore Ravens at Buffalo Bills Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

The Ravens will attempt to keep their momentum rolling on Sunday against their division rival, the Browns. Here are 5 keys to victory.

Run the football

This could be a key to victory for the Ravens every week. They lead the league averaging 202.1 rushing yards per game, which is 55.1 more yards than the 2nd place 49ers. As I mentioned in my 5 players to watch article, the Browns struggle to stop the run. They are giving up 135.2 yards per game, which is the 6th worst mark in the NFL. This is the perfect matchup on paper for the Ravens, and they need to take advantage of it by sticking to their strength.

Contain the star receivers

The Browns have the most talented wide receiver duo in the NFL in Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry. They have combined for 1,928 receiving yards this season, despite Baker Mayfield's down season and subpar coaching. Beckham and Landry can take over any game. Luckily, the Ravens have Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters at cornerback.

Put the pressure on Baker Mayfield by slowing down the run

Simply put, Baker Mayfield has not taken a step forward in his sophomore season. He is 20th in total QBR, 20th in passing yards, and 3rd in interceptions.

Nick Chubb leads the entire league in rushing yards right now. In their last meeting, Chubb was able to take some of the pressure off the Mayfield. He had 20 carries for 165 yards and 3 touchdowns. This time around, the Ravens need to focus on stopping Chubb and force Mayfield to make plays.

Force turnovers

As I previously mentioned, Baker Mayfield is 3rd in the NFL in interceptions with 17. As a team, the Browns have turned the ball over 24 times this season, which is the 8th highest mark in the league. The Ravens, who are 8th in takeaways, know how to capitalize on turnovers. Look for the secondary to make big plays on the Sunday. If the defense can give Lamar Jackson extra opportunities to put points on the board, the Ravens will be in great shape to come out on top.

Target Greedy Williams deep

Denzel Ward has been a strong addition to Cleveland's secondary. However, rookie Greedy Williams is struggling to adjust to the NFL this season. He has been beat on deep throws, and teams are going out of their way to target receivers defended by Williams over Ward. As of today, Williams carries a PFF coverage grade of only 53.

The Ravens should try to get Marquise Brown or Miles Boykin in single coverage against Williams and take some shots deep.