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Browns LT Joe Thomas vs. Ravens OLB Ter­rell Suggs

Maybe no other tackle in the NFL has dom­i­nated Suggs the way Thomas has at the line of scrimmage. But in the se­cond game be­tween the teams last sea­son, Suggs over­whelmed Thomas with one sack, one de­flected pass and a forced fum­ble.Suggs dom­i­nated two se­cond-year of­fen­sive tack­les from the Cincinnati Ben­gals last week. Thomas has more power but Suggs has a re­lent­less mo­tor. Browns QB DeShone Kizer vs Ravens DC Dean Pees

Kizer will be start­ing his se­cond NFL game. He has a strong arm and fast enough feet to make plays out­side the pocket. The for­mer start­ing quar­ter­back at Notre Dame com­pleted 20 of 30 passes for 222 yards with one touch­down and one in­ter­cep­tion last week against the Pitts­burgh Steel­ers. But the Ravens de­fense is bet­ter and Pees will throw a lot of dif­fer­ent looks at Kizer on Sun­day. Browns OLB Jamie Collins Sr. vs Ravens TEs Nick Boyle and Ben­jamin Wat­son

Collins plays with lever­age and power. He had four tack­les and a forced fum­ble against the Steel­ers last week. The Ravens want to run the ball and they will need to con­tain Collins on the out­side as he tries to hold the edge. Collins is also an ef­fec­tive pass rusher, so the Ravens might have to dou­ble-team him on quite a few oc­ca­sions. Wat­son has played well the past cou­ple of weeks, and Boyle might be the Ravens’ best block­ing tight end.

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Vet­eran All-Pro tackle Joe Thomas has dom­i­nated Ter­rell Suggs in past games.

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