When it comes to opponents on a short week of rest, the football gods certainly appear to be smiling upon the Ravens. On Thursday Baltimore will host the on winless team in the National Football League. The 0-9 Cleveland Browns come to M&T Bank Stadium for the prime time matchup.
“The biggest thing for me is to get the game plan nailed down and get the preparation right,” said Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. “Come Thursday night when the lights turn on and your adrenaline is going, your body probably doesn’t feel quite as good naturally leading up to the game. But, by the time you get there your adrenaline is rolling and you usually find a way to kick it into gear and feel pretty good.”
The Ravens beat the Browns 25-20 back in Week 2.
“This is a division game, a rival, they were up 20-0 on us (in Week 2) and easily could have beat us,” said Ravens safety Eric Weddle. “So, we can look at many factors to remind ourselves that we can’t take anything for granted.”
Keeping with the spirit of Election Day, the Ravens franchise is 4-1 all-time in games immediately following a presidential election. Their only loss was in 1996, which was their inaugural season.