SCOUT­ING RE­PORT

Baltimore Sun Sunday - - SPORTS - By Jeff Zre­biec

Joe Flacco did what it took to win the sea­son opener against the Cincinnati Ben­gals, but he didn’t erase con­cerns about the health of his back. He was out of rhythm on his few longer throws and strug­gled to get his wide re­ceivers in­volved. Take away Jeremy Ma­clin’s 48-yard touch­down and the team’s three top re­ceivers — Ma­clin, Mike Wal­lace and Bre­shad Per­ri­man — had three re­cep­tions for 21 yards. Ex­pect the Ravens to take a few more shots down­field against Cleve­land. |

Rookie quar­ter­back DeShone Kizer per­formed about as well as the Browns could have hoped against the Pitts­burgh Steel­ers, throw­ing for 222 yards and a touch­down and run­ning for a score. He can make all the throws, and his legs add a di­men­sion, but the Browns want him to make quicker de­ci­sions and give what should be a good of­fen­sive line a chance. Se­cond-year wide re­ceiver Corey Cole­man is com­ing on. Wide­out Kenny Britt had a bru­tal de­but with the team last week.

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