Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in Sunday’s Baltimore Ravens-Cleveland Browns Week 2 game.
(-6) Baltimore Ravens (1-0) at Cleveland Browns (0-1), 1 p.m.
Mike: Ravens. That’s a lot of points to give on the road, but I think it might take some time for Josh McCown to get going in the new system. The Browns also have injuries in the secondary, which could be a problem, given Mike Wallace’s sudden resurgence in Week 1 for the Ravens.
Ricky: Browns. I’m sticking with my theory that the Ravens aren’t that good, in which case six points is a lot to be giving on the road … even against the Browns.
Andre: Browns. Is it me, or does Josh McCown seem like an upgrade over RG3? McCown threw 12 touchdown passes and just four picks in eight games last season. His only win? A 33-30 victory on the road at Baltimore. It could’ve been two wins against the Ravens if the Browns hadn’t infamously choked away a Thursday night game. This is a divisional road game for Baltimore. Although they’ll probably win, take advantage of the line shifting nearly two points after the RG3 injury was announced and take the Browns to cover.
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