Browns/Ravens: 10 things you can count on…

September 27, 2009 | Drew Forrester

1.  OK, so the sun is out and I’m going back to my original prediction.  Ravens 34-Browns 10.  Bring a book.  This one might bore you to tears by the middle of the 3rd quarter. 

You can see what I wrote below when I woke up at 7:00 am this morning and looked outside and saw the yucky weather.  But now that sunshine has enveloped M&T Bank Stadium, I’ll stick with original thought.  Ravens. In. A. Romp.

I hope the Ravens are mudders.  The weather reminds me more of the Kentucky Derby than a football game.  Wasn’t it this year that Mine That Bird came out of nowhere to win on a sloppy track at Churchill Downs?  Mine that Who?  That’s what everyone was saying after the race.  The weather and the slick conditions could even the game up a little bit today at M&T Bank Stadium and give Cleveland more of a chance to win than.  Then again, Dr. Phil COULD get elected President if he ran someday.  Neither is gonna happen, but I’ll temper my enthusiasm for a Ravens romp because the weather will definitely show things down.  Baltimore 24 – Browns 7.

2.  For the 3rd straight game, Todd Heap will score a touchdown.  

3.  Terrell Suggs will pick off a pass and take it to the house.  

4.  Midway through the 3rd quarter, Brady Quinn will walk to the sidelines after another 3-and-out and say to Eric Mangini, “This is worse than playing for Notre Dame.  Get me the hell outta there before I get killed.”

5.  Ray Rice will score his first career TD on a 13 yard run.

6.  The Browns fans who brave the confines of M&T Bank Stadium will be heckled endlessly throughout the game.  As a group of them get up to leave with 5:00 to play in the game, one of the Browns backers will yell – to no one in particular – “At least our baseball team is better than your baseball team!”  A section of Ravens fans will reply in unison:  “You’re right!  So what?”

7.  With eight minutes left in the 3rd quarter, the press box announcer will make the following statement:  “Braylon Edwards of the Browns is out of the game with a hamstring injury.  His return is doubtful.”  There will be an audible snicker from most of the folks in the press box. 

8.  The Ravens will block a punt.  

9.  Demetrius Williams will make 3 catches on Sunday.  Yes, in the game.  (Sheesh, wise guys).

10. Glenn Clark will walk into the press box around 10:20 am, see me, and say, “Forrester, don’t you say a f***ing word to me about the Terps, you got it??!”

BTW, I brought Catcher in the Rye with me…fyi.