1. The Browns and Ravens both come into this game at 1-1. The Browns will be seeking a second consecutive home win following a 26-24 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sept. 14. The triumph was the Browns’ second in a home opener since the franchise rejoined the National Football League in 1999. The Browns will try to keep the paying customers excited this week against the Ravens, who beat the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers 26-6 on Sept. 11. The Browns lost to the host Steelers 30-27 and the Ravens lost to the visiting Cincinnati Bengals 23-16 on Sept. 7.
BEREA: Rookie backup quarterback Johnny Manziel gave starter Brian Hoyer a high-five, slapped him on the back and yelled in excitement on the sideline after the Browns orchestrated a clutch drive to set up a game-winning field goal Sunday in a 26-24 upset win over the New Orleans Saints.
BEREA: Browns linebacker Paul Kruger is making a great second impression in his second season with the team.
Signed as a free agent in 2013, the 6-foot-4, 270-pound, six-year veteran is off to a tremendous start this season. Although he leads the team in sacks with two (and another was taken away by the league after Game 1), relying on statistics so soon wouldn’t be prudent.
BEREA: Mike Pettine experienced emotions on opposite ends of the spectrum Sunday as he interacted with family after the Browns upset the New Orleans Saints 26-24 and gave him his first win as an NFL head coach.
CLEVELAND: When the Browns removed starting quarterback Brian Hoyer from the game for three plays in the third quarter because the coaching staff wanted to change the pace with rookie backup Johnny Manziel, they also lit a fire.