Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 9/26/12

Fans around the league might not remember the Sunday game anymore, now that a wild Week 3 has been capped by one of the biggest referee mistakes in history. 

The Ravens pulled off a crazy last-minute upset, fueled by a grieving Torrey Smith, and may or may not have missed the field goal.

After all those ups and downs, will they be able to show up for the divisional matchup against the Cleveland Browns?

It hinges on Torrey Smith. 

If he returns, he should provide another morale boost to the team, and could spark a complete domination of the inexperienced Cleveland Browns.

From what I understand, he is practicing and plans to play this week. 

If that is the case, Smith will have another big game against the depleted Browns, probably 100+ yards. Anquan Boldin should have a pretty good day too, even though he really isn't the player he used to be in Arizona, but Jacoby Jones is the real story of the game.  He should put up big numbers, around the same level as Torrey Smith last week, while taking on that depleted Browns' secondary.

This Baltimore defense should be pretty banged up, especially after moments like Rob Gronkowski lowering his shoulder and running over Ray Lewis while running his route. 

However, their injury report only listed one defensive player, Brendon Ayanbadejo. According to the Ravens' team site, Ayanbadejo is the backup weak-side linebacker, so the defense should be strong.

As good as Trent Richardson has been this year, he is not yet ready to take on a tough Baltimore D, which shows no signs of trouble after the incredibly physical game on Sunday. The Browns will be limited to 200 yards on Thursday night, and Trent Richardson won't reach 50 rushing yards.

Even in this kind of game, there will be a ray of hope for the Browns. Greg Little has always been a big, strong receiver, and is long since due for a breakout. 

However, he has been having issues with dropped balls, and the team doesn't like his diva attitude.  Josh Gordon will be a bigger part of the game plan, and will catch a late bomb for a 60-yard TD after the Ravens play soft coverage to protect a big lead.

Sorry Browns fans, this just isn't your year. Ravens put together a big win, 34-13. 

The author does not have any Browns players on his fantasy teams, because he was not in position to get any of their rookies in his dynasty league. 

However, he has been impressed by their play so far this year, and thinks they could make a run that knocks them out of the top 10 picks in next year's draft.

He can be found on Facebook (RGDSports@yahoo.com) and Twitter (@RGDSports), where he shows off the many articles he has written in the last month (and his hat that noone outside his family has been able to recognize).



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