1. The Baltimore Ravens’ defense isn’t what it used to be. Although thrilled to have linebacker Terrell Suggs back early from an Achilles injury, the Ravens are without injured cornerback Lardarius Webb and veteran linebacker Ray Lewis for the rest of the season. That’s not good news for a unit that’s given up 622 rushing yards in its past three games.
2. Browns cornerback Joe Haden, who missed the first game against the Ravens on Sept. 27 while serving his four-game suspension, is primed to make his presence felt in the rematch. In Haden’s absence, the Ravens torched the Browns secondary. Quarterback Joe Flacco passed for 356 yards and a touchdown, receiver Anquan Boldin had nine catches for 131 yards and receiver Torrey Smith had six catches for 97 yards and a touchdown.
3. The Browns welcome the return of defensive tackle Phil Taylor (torn pectoral) and receiver Mohamed Massaquoi (hamstring). The game will be Taylor’s first of the season, so he won’t start and will be carefully rotated into the game. Massaquoi has missed the past five weeks.
4. Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden would like to atone for a couple of rookie mistakes in a 23-16 loss in Baltimore. Trailing the Ravens by six points, Weeden tried to hit Travis Benjamin on an out route. The Ravens’ Cary Williams intercepted the pass and returned it 63 yards for a touchdown. On the final drive of the game, Weeden led the Browns to the Ravens’ 18-yard line with two seconds to go but he overthrew receiver Greg Little in the back of the end zone as time expired.
5. Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees is a native of Dunkirk, attended Bowling Green and coached at Miami, Toledo, Kent State and Findlay. … Ravens coach John Harbaugh is a native of Perrysburg and attended Miami … Browns college scout Marcus Hendrickson is the brother of Ravens scout Milt Hendrickson … Ravens college scout Jack Glowik is a Cleveland native who attended Benedictine High School and coached at Miami, Youngstown State and Ohio.