Ravens’ John Harbaugh ‘excited’ about ‘challenge’ in Clevelando

The Baltimore Ravens face the Cleveland Browns for the second time this season and John Harbaugh is up for the challenge.

The Baltimore Ravens earned a 37-3 victory over the Seattle Seahawks, which was considered a good test of the qualities of John Harbaugh’s team.

Well, they passed with flying colors, and now another test awaits them with the Cleveland Browns.

Baltimore won its Week 4 game at Cleveland 28-3, but with the expected return of Deshaun Watson, the Browns will be a different team this time around.

But Ravens head coach John Harbaugh is up for the challenge on Sunday.

“Very excited about the challenge ahead,” Harbaugh said. “Division rivals, great football team, we know what kind of games are in our division and then we’re excited to be home.

We have the opportunity to play in front of our fans and in a really important game, I’m sure they will they’re going to be, they’re going to be really into it, I know they’re going to be loud.”

The Ravens are 3-1 at home this season, but will face Watson, who beat Baltimore 13-3 in Week 15 last season when Tyler Huntley started in place of the injured Lamar Jackson.

John Harbaugh’s Ravens are ready for the challenge presented by the Browns. Jessica Rapfogel-USA TODAY Sports

With Watson expected to take his place in the lineup Sunday, the Browns’ 14th-ranked offense (22.6 points per game) will get a nice boost of confidence. Harbaugh knows the challenges Watson faces.

“I mean, Deshaun is a playmaker,” Harbaugh said. “You know he’s going to do it in time, with the pace flowing quickly. He can do play action, shoes and play action stuff outside of their zone. run the game.

So he can extend the play as well as run and then I also think he does a really good job running to find receivers when he comes out of the pocket, so a playmaking quarterback.

With the AFC North slightly balanced, the Ravens (7-2) and Browns (5-3) are in first and third place in the division, while Baltimore currently holds the tiebreaker thanks to a Week 4 win.

There is a lot at stake on Sunday and the Ravens have a chance to take over the division with a win.

Harbaugh says his team is ready for the challenge of facing a tough, gritty Browns unit and hopes it’s his team that emerges victorious and extends their winning streak to five games.

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