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The Ravens are 4-7 historically playing in the “Monday Night Football” showcase, where they’ve never faced the Cleveland Browns.
Both their history with the Browns and their record will change this week when the Ravens travel to play a 1-7 Cleveland squad. Whether the changes are for better or worse remains to be seen.
Baltimore has not been successful on “MNF” in recent years. In fact, the last time the Ravens won a Monday night game was on Dec. 19, 2005, when the Green Bay Packers fell 48-3 at M&T Bank Stadium. After that came a string of five consecutive “Monday Night Football” losses.
Despite their place in the standings, the Browns have seen a few bright spots this year, including taking a Cincinnati Bengals team that beat the Ravens twice into overtime at home. In addition, they are coming off their bye with two weeks to prepare for the Ravens.
But with Baltimore needing to rack up some wins, especially in the AFC North, after dropping four of its last five games, previous records won’t account for much.
It’s also worth noting that in the 21 times these two clubs have met, neither team had prevailed against the other three times in a row until the Ravens completed a trifecta earlier this season with a dominating 34-3 win at M&T Bank Stadium.