The Ravens got the better of the Indianapolis Colts’ Andrew Luck in the 2012 playoffs, battered Blake Bortles in 2014 and kept the Philadelphia Eagles’ Carson Wentz from throwing a touchdown pass last December.
On Sunday, DeShone Kizer and the Cleveland Browns will attempt to do something that’s never been accomplished against the Ravens during Harbaugh’s tenure. Rookie starting quarterbacks are a combined 0-10 in the regular season and postseason against the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium since 2008.
That recent history, a Ravens’ defense that forced five turnovers last week against the Cincinnati Bengals and a capacity crowd excited to ring in the start of another football season in Baltimore is what Kizer and the Browns (0-1) are up against Sunday afternoon.
“They’re coming. That’s the biggest thing I can say to him,” Browns coach Hue Jackson told reporters this week. “This young man is going into uncharted territory for him – going into Baltimore, the stadium where it will be loud, a good defensive football team, on the road, division game. There are a lot of subplots here, but the biggest one for him is preparing and being ready for whatever comes at him.”
Ravens players spent much of the week praising Kizer’s size (6-foot-4, 233 pounds) and skill set while finding flaws with their own defensive performance in last week’s 20-0 shutout over the Bengals. When players returned to the…
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