The Cleveland Browns (6-5) head to Baltimore to take on the Ravens (7-3) in Week 12 for an AFC showdown at M&T Bank Stadium.
Both teams picked up close victories, with the Browns beating the Lions at home 13-10, while the Ravens picked up a win on the road against the Bears 16-13. NFL betting lines opened with the Ravens as 3½-point home favorites with a total of 46.
The Baltimore Ravens were without Lamar Jackson last week, who was out with an illness, and turned to Tyler Huntley, who finished with 219 yards and an interception. When Jackson is out there, the offense is in the top three in total yards and rushing yards.
Although they knocked out Justin Fields early with an injury, they still allowed Andy Dalton to throw for 200 yards and two touchdowns. The defense has been plagued with injuries all year, and it shows in the secondary, allowing the second-most yards through the air. Overall, the defense ranks 25th in total defense.
The Cleveland Browns picked up their sixth win of the season against the Lions, but it wasn’t pretty. Cleveland was held to just 13 points at home, while Baker Mayfield finished with a pedestrian 176 yards and two interceptions. The offense has relied heavily on the rushing attack that ranks first in the league averaging 156.8 yards per game.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Browns have one of the most feared units in the league. The defense is conceding the fourth least amount of yards to opposing teams and are holding opponents to just 22 points per game. They were able to hold the Lions to 10 points and an embarrassing 77 passing yards.