Inside slant for Ravens against the Browns

Inside slant When the Ravens have the football Why would they deviate much from the proven formula of handing the football off to NFL rushing leader Jamal Lewis?

He shattered the single-game league mark with 295 yards on 30 carries against the Browns in September after practically guaranteeing he would run all over them in a telephone call days before kickoff with middle linebacker Andra Davis. He rushed for 118 yards in the first quarter and 100 yards in the fourth quarter. He has five 100-yard games against Cleveland, including previous performances of 170 and 187 yards.

Key matchup

FB Alan Ricard vs. LB Andra Davis

Expect heavy collisions between these two. Ricard is determined to make up for last week's missed block on Napoleon Harris that led to an Anthony Wright fumble. And Davis said he is completely embarrassed that Lewis had such a banner day against his defense.

When the Browns have the football

Key matchup

CB Chris McAlister vs. WR Quincy Morgan

Ravens' franchise player is seeking a new contract. This is the type of big, strong and fast receiver that McAlister has excelled against all fall.

Aaron Wilson writes for the Carroll County Times.

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