1. The Browns’ offensive line needs to block well and give Josh McCown time to find his wide receivers. McCown has completed 165-of-254 passes this season for 1,897 yards, 11 touchdowns and four interceptions. McCown set a Browns single-game record with 457 passing yards against the Ravens earlier this year, and became the first Browns quarterback to throw for 300 yards in three consecutive games. He leads the NFL with a 137.3 rating on third down this year.

2. The Browns are 15-14 all time on Monday night. The Browns were embarrassed by the host Cincinnati Bengals on national television a few weeks ago on the NFL Network. Even though the Browns are 2-8, expect to see and hear a loud and rowdy crowd at FirstEnergy Stadium.

3. Tight end Gary Barnidge needs to continue to get the ball. Barnidge leads the Browns with seven receiving touchdowns, is tied for second with 48 receptions and second with 667 receiving yards. Among all NFL tight ends, he is first in the league in third-down receptions, third in receiving yards, third in touchdowns and tied for sixth in receptions.

4. The Browns need to generate some excitement and gain momentum Monday. Whether it be a big play on offense from Barnidge or wide receiver-punt returner Travis Benjamin, or a big play on defense from linebacker Karlos Dansby or safety Tashaun Gipson, the team needs to give the home crowd something to cheer about.

5. The Browns’ lack of a running game and the defense’s inability to stop the run are each talked about every week. If Isaiah Crowell or Duke Johnson Jr. can finally have a breakout game, and/or if the defense can limit the Ravens’ backup running backs, then the Browns should have a good chance to win.