MIKE PRESTON’S KEY MATCHUPS
Browns RB Nick Chubb vs. Ravens MLB C.J. Mosley: Chubb, a rookie, has rushed for 972 yards on 183 carries, including four 100-yard performances. He can run with power, but also has the speed to turn the corner. Chubb runs with exceptional body lean and always appears to get the extra yard or two by leaning forward. Mosley is the Ravens’ leading tackler with 99. He doesn’t always make the spectacular plays, but is always near the ball. He has become one of the leaders of the Ravens’ topranked defense. Browns QB Baker Mayfield vs. Ravens QB Lamar Jackson: The rookie quarterbacks are providing a great storyline. At this point, Mayfield is more polished and complete, able to move around and make plays with his legs and arms. Jackson has been more spectacular as a runner, but has made some progress as a passer. It will be interesting to see how both play against two good defensive signal callers. Ravens coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale has put together the best defense in the NFL. Browns LB Jamie Collins Sr. vs. Ravens RB Gus Edwards: Collins is hard to get off the ball at 6 feet 3 and 250 pounds. He leads the team in tackles with 95, 66 of those unassisted. He also has three sacks and knocked down four passes. He’ll be tough for the Ravens offensive tackles and tight ends to handle when Edwards attempts to bounce outside on running plays. Edwards, a rookie, leads the Ravens in rushing with 642 yards on 125 carries. He is steady, powerful and strong enough to wear down defenses.
Inside linebacker C.J. Mosley leads the Ravens with 99 tackles this season.