The Cleveland Browns have had a very interesting regular season, losing many of their top players to injury, but having their best games once those stars went down. The Browns are a team that no one wants to face in the NFL playoffs as they have a Super Bowl MVP at the helm and one of the best defenses in the league.
The Baltimore Ravens have clearly been the best team in the league behind the favorite for MVP, Lamar Jackson. They have recently run through two of the best teams in the NFL, and have locked up the one seed in the AFC. The biggest threat to their run to the Super Bowl in the AFC is the Browns.
The Cleveland Browns And Former Player Are The Biggest Threat
Joe Flacco won a Super Bowl with the Ravens, and now he is probably their biggest threat now to get to the Super Bowl again. Many of the other teams in the AFC have been dealing with different issues, and the Ravens have absolutely demolished many of the other contenders. The Browns however, beat Baltimore in Baltimore this season.
The NFL is a very competitive league and come playoff time the margins get even slimmer. The Ravens have been playing the best football we have seen from any team in a long time. But come playoff time it may not be as easy to demolish some of the better teams in the league. Cleveland is a very familiar foe for Baltimore as they are division rivals. This is a team that knows you well, and maybe even too well.
It would be an unbelievable story for Flacco to beat his old team in this years NFL playoffs. I don’t think that is going to happen, as Baltimore should be the representative for the AFC this year in the big game, but if there was any legitimate threat to their Super Bowl hopes it would not be the Miami Dolphins or even the Kansas City Chiefs.
This Cleveland team knows how to beat Baltimore and has the quarterback to do it. If anyone is going to stop one of the best teams we have seen in years it just may be the man that was sitting on his couch for the first few months of the season.